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Firefighter suspended for 12 hours after painting racist symbol on ax

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:09 pm January 14, 2014 An Orange County firefighter was suspended for 12 hours after leaving a city-owned ax with a confederate flag at the scene of a house fire. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Holton’s son admitted to painting the flag on the ax, which was left at a black man’s residence after firefighters […]

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Woman files lawsuit against home developer for neglecting to warn her about racist neighbor

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:31 pm January 9, 2014 A woman has filed a lawsuit against the seller of a home she purchased for neglecting to disclose to her that a hostile, harassing neighbor lived next door. Cyndee Phoeniz sued U.S. Homes Corp. dba Lennar Homes in Atlantic County Court. 

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Black on Black racism? man accused of hurling racist insults at man, may lose job

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:19 pm January 3, 2014 An award-winning crossing guard in London’s job may be in jeopardy after being sent home for comments made towards a black man. Jon Seymour, who is black, has been working at Carlton Primary School in Kentish Town, north London for 20 years. He is under fire for […]

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Italian poster for ’12 Years A Slave’ diminishes star Chiwetel Ejiofor, highlights Brad Pitt

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:12 pm December 23, 2013 “12 Years A Slave’s” true lead role goes to Chiwetel Ejiofor, who plays Solomon Northup, the film’s protagonist, but posters in Italy make him out to be anything but the star. In fact, actor Brad Pitt who plays the small role as a Canadian man who aides in the release of the enslaved […]

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Duck, Duck…Goose.

By Summer M. 10:44 am December 23, 2013 Last week, the star of A&E’s hit television show Duck Dynasty got into some trouble after remarks he made during an interview for GQ magazine became public. Phil Robertson, patriarch of said dynasty, made both racist and homophobic comments during the interview: “Everything is blurred on what’s right and […]

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High School holds ‘Charity Minstrel Show’ to raise awareness about racism, tolerance

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:00 am December 19, 2013 A high school in Chicago is seeking to raise awareness and tolerance about race in a very interesting way. West Chicago High School’s Glee Club will hold a “Charity Minstrel Show” on Dec. 21. 

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Racist attacks online surface after crowning of Miss France 2014

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:51 pm December 17, 2013 Racial slurs appeared on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms after 19-year-old Flora Coquerel was crowned 2014 Miss France on Saturday. The new Miss France is of mixed heritage, a driving force behind the racist hate speech.

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Researchers discover link between racism & infant mortality, learning disabilities

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am December 13, 2013 Two Emory University studies have found connections between racism and premature birth and infant mortality in African American babies. The stress created in women’s bodies after decades of dealing with racism, increases the odds of a mother not carrying her child to full term.

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Alabama association, Montgomery mayor ‘uneasy’ about state’s slave trade markers

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:54 pm December 11, 2013 This coming Tuesday, Alabama’s Equal Justice Initiative will dedicate three new historic markers in Montgomery. The markers will appear in locations where the slave trade took place and serve to highlight the city’s role in slavery. The group will also release a report that includes the fact that 435,000 slaves […]

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BP oil exec fired, told to save braids and ethnic wear for ‘culture day’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:23 am December 9, 2013 A former top executive for British Petroleum says she was fired from the company after being warned about her hairstyle and attire. Melphine Evans sued BP West Coast Products, BP North America and nine people in Orange County Superior Court. Evans, who served as the company’s vice […]

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