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Racist song about Mike Brown showcased at charity event

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:55 pm December 23, 2014 A California lodge is investigating a shocking incident that happened at the club last week, when a performer sang a song celebrating the death of Mike Brown–an 18-year-old unarmed black teen killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in August. A number of retired and current cops […]

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Survey: deep racial divide revealed through Brown, Garner cases

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:34 pm December 9, 2014 According to a recent survey, the public has very different reactions to the recent grand jury decisions in two police-related fatalities that have sparked protests in cities across the country. The data comes from a newly released Pew Research Survey. 

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#AliveWhileBlack responds to #Crimingwhilewhite: stories of police discrimination

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:51 pm December 4, 2014 In response to an online protests where white Americans take to social media to share their experiences with police, black responders have created the #AliveWhileBlack hashtag to share less positive encounters with police. #Crimingwhilewhite reveals just how much of a break whites gets when committing crimes. Unfortunately, […]

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Michael Brown’s stepfather apologizes for outburst after Darren Wilson decision


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm December 3, 2014 The stepfather of an unarmed 18-year-old black teen who was fatally wounded by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer has apologized after being accused of inciting violence during a rally in Missouri. Louis Head is being unfairly blamed for a riot that took place in the city after […]

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GOP staffer resigns after criticizing First daughters


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:59 am December 1, 2014 A Republican staffer will resign after launching a verbal assault on Malia and Sasha Obama as the two appeared at the president’s annual turkey pardoning ceremony last week at the White House. Elizabeth Lauten, who served as a communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), created a rant on […]

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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:04 pm November 14, 2014 Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago. She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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Man accused of killing black man who was passing out food to homeless

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:50 pm November 11, 2014 A white man is being held in a Sacramento jail after fatally running over a black man who was handing out food to the homeless. Joseph Paul Leonard Jr. did not hesitate to place blame the day he ran over and killed 34-year-old Toussaint Harrison on Arden […]

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Lupita Nyong’o opens up about comments made about dark skin in Glamour interview


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:20 am November 10, 2014 Lupita Nyong’o will be featured on next month’s cover of Glamour, and the Academy Award-winning star is opening up about what some have said to her about her dark skin in her lifetime. 

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Substitute teacher accused of using racial slur against black students

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:03 pm October 29, 2014 A Chicago suburban substitute teacher is being accused of using a racial slur against a group of eighth graders. Four 13-year-old students at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream say they were in social studies class last Wednesday when the teach approached them and called them […]

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Supreme Court approves some of the worst voting restrictions in the country

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:12 am October 9, 2014 On Wednesday, the Supreme Court overruled a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for midterm elections. Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented. 

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