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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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Poll: attitudes towards slavery reparations split among Americans

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:34 pm June 3, 2014 Opposition to reparations has been widespread, and the results of a recent poll shows that sentiment has not changed much. Latest research from YouGov shows a significant divide, along both racial and political lines about the topic. 

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In lawsuit, Donald Sterling accused of racism by second ex-lover

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:50 am June 3, 2014 A former employee and ex-lover of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has come forward with accusations of racism against the mogul. In her lawsuit, Maiko Maya King claims the Clippers owner fired her after she rejected “a stream of racist and sexist taunts.” 

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NBA brings charges against Donald Sterling, set to vote June 3

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:44 am May 20, 2014 The NBA brought formal charges against Donald Sterling on Monday. The Los Angeles Clippers owner was accused of damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments. A hearing, slated for June 3rd, gives owners the chance to terminate Sterling’s ownership of the team with a […]

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