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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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Racist threat left on dorm room door at GVSU, investigation underway

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:34 pm February 19, 2014 Authorities at Grand Valley State University are investigating an incident where a black student found a racist threat written on their dorm room door’s message board. According to Dean of Students Bart Merkle, the student returned to the Copeland Living Center Monday and found the message. 

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James Meredith statue vandalized by racists on University of Mississippi campus

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:31 am February 19, 2014 The University of Mississippi’s campus police department is investigating an incident of vandalism. An older version of the Georgia state flag and a noose were placed around the neck of James Meredith, the first black student to attend the University of Mississippi.

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Michael Dunn tells fiancé that he is both the ‘victim and the victor’ in fatal Jordan Davis shooting

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:56 pm February 18, 2014 On Saturday a jury found Florida resident Michael Dunn guilty on three counts of attempted murder, and one count of firing a missile on the day that led to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. In newly released phone calls from jail to his fiancé, Dunn […]

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