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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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Video: documentary takes on ‘rules of racism’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:40 pm May 19, 2014 For its third installment, the “Hidden Colors” docuseries is tackling racism head on. The series takes a look at the cultural history of African Americans, through the lens of  identity and race in America. But “Hidden Colors 3″ goes beyond the traditional narrative of lynchings and race […]

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Eric Holder: ‘systematic racism far more harmful than racist outburst’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:42 am May 19, 2014 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told graduates during a commencement address at Morgan State University that subtle, everyday racism within the criminal justice system especially, is far more harmful than racist outbursts. He used examples such as those by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and Nevada […]

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Donald Sterling’s apology: ‘I’m not racist’

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:20 pm May 12, 2014 Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has issued an apology for racist remarks made during a recorded conversation with his former girlfriend V. Stiviano. On Sunday, Sterling apologized for the entire ordeal calling it a “terrible mistake.”

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