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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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Study: North Carolina voting law proves to disenfranchise black voters

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:40 am February 18, 2014 According to a Dartmouth University study, North Carolina’s recent changes to the state’s voting laws will disproportionately affect black voters. North Carolina was once included in the Voting Rights Act’s requirement that states and other jurisdictions with a history of racism in voting submit changes to their […]

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Report: Someone sends out a potentially racist tweet every 9 seconds

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:25 pm February 14, 2014 According to a recent study by British think tank Demos, every 9 seconds someone sends out a tweet that could be potentially racist. That accounts to about 10,000 potentially racist tweets a day. 

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Guest post: I’m Not Racist, But…

not racist

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:07 pm February 13, 2014 The following post was written by Chicago-based writer Terrence Chappell. Chappell has been featured in The Huffington Post, CS Magazine, The Men’s Book Mag. and on ChicagoPride.com. Go to chicago.gopride.com for more information.  By: Terrence F. Chappell When I clicked on the Thought Catalog’s January 17 article titled […]

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