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America had an African zoo captive, and he ended his life on this day

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:45 pm March 20, 2014 Have you heard of Ota Benga? His life and death highlights one of many racially motivated atrocities faced by people of African decent in America. The Congolese native and Mbuti pygmy was captured and part of an exhibit for the St. Louis World Fair. 

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A brief list of nations that imported white people to ‘lighten’ the population

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:36 pm March 19, 2014 The Atlanta Black Star has compiled a list of 5 nations that imported Europeans to “whiten” the population. 

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Video: Damon Dash calls out reporters for portrayal of black men

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:03 pm March 19, 2014 Damon Dash gave reporters a piece of his mind when discussing the role of media in undermining the image of the black man. The Rockefeller Records co-founder was recently bombarded by a group of reporters who asked him about a lawsuit that had been filed against him. 

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Report: Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:16 am March 18, 2014 According to a report released by the ACLU, Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person since allowing the death penalty in 1976. 84 Floridians have been executed since 1976. 

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Model poses in blackface, ethnicwear for Vogue

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:00 am March 13, 2014 Will the racially insensitive act of Blackface ever die? Doesn’t seem like it will. Earlier this week we wrote about a Kentucky assistant pastor who dressed in Blackface for a boxing match. Now, the latest method of offense is brought to us by Vogue Italia. 

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Black students at U of I hold ‘silent protest’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:00 am March 7, 2014 Black students on the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana’s campus are the latest group of educated African Americans to fight for equality. “Being Black at Illinois” was created in response to several racially-charged incidents on campus. 

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Study: frequent incidents of racism linked to obesity

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:47 pm March 6, 2014 Does racism make one obese? Researchers at Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Centre think so.

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Federal prosecutors: North Carolina deputies illegally targeted Latino drivers, sent racist video game to department

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:49 pm March 6, 2014 According to Federal prosecutors, deputies of a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers shared links to a racist video game where players shoot people entering the country illegally, including children and pregnant women. 

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Pharrell responds to criticism of lack of black women on album cover

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:05 pm February 27, 2014 Pharrell has a new album on the way and he’s up for an Oscar. Things are going good for the musician/ producer. But he’s finding himself in a heap of trouble regarding the artwork for his upcoming album “G I R L.” The cover features Pharrell and […]

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Should America have Black only courts? Minister Louis Farrakhan says so

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:06 pm February 25, 2014 As a way to avoid the harsh effects of a racially biased justice system, Minister Louis Farrakhan is proposing that blacks in America set up their own court system.

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