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Editor of controversial yoga piece releases statement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:30 am January 30, 2014 The editor of a controversial op-ed piece where a white woman openly laments about the affects of a heavyset black woman in her yoga class has responded. Jen Caron caught a wave of backlash after sharing her earnest thoughts on XO Jane about an African American woman entering […]

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In latest essay, Richard Sherman reflects on the fallout from his interview with Erin Andrews

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:32 pm January 29, 2014 Super Bowl contender Richard Sherman is just a few days away from playing in the biggest game of his career. Despite all of the attention Sherman has received, he found time to contribute to Monday Morning Quarterback, where his writing appears regularly. In his latest article, “10 Things I Learned about America after […]

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In lengthy essay, white woman laments about being in yoga with a lone black woman

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:53 am January 29, 2014 In this day and age, you would think that people wouldn’t make such a big deal about people of color. We shop, workout and do everything that the majority does. Common sense right? Not so much. In an essay published on XO Jane, Jen Caron a white […]

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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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