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Detroit lawyer racially profiled at Talbots

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:59 am July 1, 2014 Portia Roberson, a Detroit lawyer, is the latest black person to be racially profiled while shopping. Roberson went to a suburban Detroit Talbots store to return items. Before she returned them, however, she wanted to try them on. According to her Facebook post, when Roberson emerged from the dressing room, […]

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Poll: 63% of population blame blacks for own conditions

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:47 am June 30, 2014 When it come to blacks inability to succeed, 63 percent of the American population feels that it’s their fault. The findings come as part of a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center. In their report, “Beyond Red vs Blue: The Political Typology,” researchers collected data via a […]

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Not even FIFA is immune: fans show up in Blackface at Ghana game

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:24 pm June 23, 2014 FIFA, the organization in charge of running the World Cup which is currently taking place in Brazil, is considering investigating German fans who chose to wear blackface when their team played Ghana. Pictures of two men in blackface, who appeared to be cheering for Germany, have been circulating the […]

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High Schools students’ epic response to offensive flyers makes us all proud

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:19 am June 17, 2014  When a hateful flyer against immigration surfaced in a Brampton, Canada high school, students came up with an epic response. A group called Immigration Watch passed out the offensive flyers around Brampton earlier this year. The flyer shows two images: one of an all-white crowd with the […]

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Heather Booth remembers Freedom Summer 1964

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:05 am June 16, 2014 The following post was written by Carla Murphy of Colorlines. It tells the story of Heather Booth, a white participant on Freedom Summer 1964 and appears under the original title of “Remembering Freedom Summer 1964 Heather Booth.” By: Carla Murphy In the summer of 1964—Freedom Summer—more than […]

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Florida officials says he shouted n-word at shoppers to protect himself

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:59 pm June 10, 2014 A Florida city commissioner apologized after admitting that he used the n-word because he “felt threatened” during a road rage incident Sunday.

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Former employee: Blacks and Asians denied entry to Dallas bar

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:08 am June 9, 2014 A former employee of a Dallas bar says the establishment practiced acts of racism by excluding blacks and Asians from its business. According to Stephanie Guidry, Kung Fun Saloon in Uptown did so by enforcing a strict dress code, but not applying it to its white customers. 

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After 17 years in prison, innocent man finally freed

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:44 am June 6, 2014 Roger Logan is finally free after spending nearly 17 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. Logan was convicted for killing Sherwin Gibbons in Bedford-Stuyvesant, but always maintained his innocence. 

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Breaking: Donald Sterling ends fight with NBA, agrees to sell Clippers

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:32 am June 5, 2014 After mounting pressure from the NBA, the league’s players and the public, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to sell his team. The announcement came via Sterling’s attorney Maxwell Blecher Wednesday evening. 

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Caught on tape: supervisor threatens to hang blacks who drink from fountain

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:03 am June 4, 2014 Two black workers at a cotton warehouse in Memphis have filed charges against the business for racist behavior executed by its supervisor. The men say their manager called them “monkeys” and even told them the water fountain and microwave were for white people only. 

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