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Charges dropped against cop who shot Jonathan Farrell 10 times due to ‘lack of evidence’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am January 23, 2014 Yesterday we broke news that a North Carolina police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man 10 times as he sought help would not be indicted. At the time, there was not an immediate explanation available for the grand jury’s decision, but we have now learned […]

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Racial tensions escalate on University of Michigan campus

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm January 21, 2014 Last semester, students at the University of Michigan garnered national attention on Twitter. By using the hashtag #BBUM, minority students were able to successfully conduct a dialogue about race relations on campus. Blacks don’t even make up five percent of the university’s enrollment, and described hostile and/or […]

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High School basketball players suspended for throwing up 3-pt. symbols

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:10 pm January 17, 2014 Two Wisconsin high schoolers have been suspended after a picture of them throwing up a three-point symbol surfaced. Jamal and Juwaun Jackson were featured in The Sheboygan Falls News. The story was about the brothers moving into the district. They, along with Sheboygan Falls Senior Jordan Jackson, […]

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Guest Post: In possible defense of ‘White Santa’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:29 pm December 30, 2013 By guest contributor JP Paulus OK…I saved this one to keep the sacredness of Christmas, but I now feel free to talk about it now. (Apologies to those celebrating Orthodox Christmas) One of the latest flaps in the “war on Christmas” was the alleged ethnicity of Santa […]

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Texas man charged with hate crime after filming ‘Knockout’ attack denied bail

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:29 am December 30, 2013 A Texas man charged with a hate crime after filming himself attacking a 79-year-old man has been denied bail. U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy deemed Conrad Barrett, 27, a flight risk and danger to the community. Barrett, who is white, faces federal hate crimes for the attack. 

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White man films self playing ‘Knockout,’ charged with hate crime

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:30 pm December 27, 2013 A Texas man who filmed himself knocking out a 79-year-old black man has been charged with one count of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, appeared in court today for the crime, believed to be a “Knockout” […]

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Performance gap widens between Chicago’s black and white students, wealth and class a factor

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:40 pm December 20, 2013 Newly released data shows that the performance gap between Chicago’s black and white students continues to widen. The performance gap is tied to socioeconomic income, with wealthier classmates outperforming poorer students.

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Open Letter to ‘Affluenza’ supporters: ‘Please Excuse Davontaye, he suffers from ‘Povertenza’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:52 am December 20, 2013 In response to a judge’s verdict that a 16-year-old teen who killed four people while driving drunk suffered from “Affluenza,” author J.A.M. has presented an alternative point of view. Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation due to suffering from “Affluenza,” meaning that since his family is […]

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Rare black Santa maintains longevity at Los Angeles mall

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:37 pm December 19, 2013 For 10 holiday seasons Langston Patterson has claimed his throne as Santa Claus at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza during Christmas time. The mall located in the predominantly black part of the city, is one of the few in the country that features a black Santa.

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High School holds ‘Charity Minstrel Show’ to raise awareness about racism, tolerance

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:00 am December 19, 2013 A high school in Chicago is seeking to raise awareness and tolerance about race in a very interesting way. West Chicago High School’s Glee Club will hold a “Charity Minstrel Show” on Dec. 21. 

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