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Los Angeles firefighter awarded $1.1M in racial bias suit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:15 pm November 27, 2013 A Los Angeles civil court jury has awarded $1.1 million to a black firefighter who said he was racially discriminated against for almost 30 years. Jabari S. Jumaane claims he endured racial bias, harassment and retaliation while working for the Los Angeles Fire Department. 

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Buy Buy Baby: the latest store to drive the racism train?

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:07 pm November 26, 2013 Store chain Buy Buy Baby is facing allegations of racism. Last January, Damon and David Harvey visited a Buy Buy Baby in Long Island to purchase gifts for a family baby shower. They selected three items, which totaled more than $1,000. When they tried to pay with […]

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NAACP urges authorities to charge white students with felony hate-crime

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:37 am November 25, 2013 The NAACP is calling on prosecutors to file felony hate-crime charges against four white students who allegedly harassed a black student at San Jose State University. The students currently face misdemeanor hate-crime and battery charges.

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On death row for being black? The case of Duane Buck

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:11 pm November 21, 2013 Texas’ highest criminal court rejected an appeal from a convicted murderer where supporters charge that his death sentence was unfairly based on his race. Duane Buck, 50, was convicted and sent to death row for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and a man at her apartment in […]

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High School football team cancels rest of season due to racist bullying

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:22 pm November 20, 2013 Everyone’s familiar with Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin’s claims that teammate Richie Incognito harassed and bullied him. Now a Massachusetts high school football team has canceled the rest of their season due to similar allegations. Lunenburg High School decided to take action after multiple accounts of […]

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Students at University of Cincinnati protest, warn prospects of ‘racist’ campus

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:10 pm November 20, 2013 A few weeks ago, we reported on students at UCLA protesting the paucity of black male students on campus. Now, students at the University of Cincinnati are protesting for the very same reason. A week and a half ago, Ronald Jackson, who had been appointed dean of […]

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Judge to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law next year

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:00 pm November 19, 2013 Two lawsuits currently challenging Wisconsin’s voter ID law will have to wait until next year for a ruling. John Ulin, with the support of a wave of black and Hispanic legislators in the state argued that the 2011 law, Act 23, has has a disproportionately negative impact […]

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White supremacist who found out he was 14% black arrested

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:57 pm November 19, 2013 A white supremacist who found out that he was 14 percent black has been arrested on charges of terrorizing. Craig Cobb appeared on “The Trisha Show” last month to discuss his plans to make his small North Dakota town all white. During the appearance, he had a […]

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KKK distributes racist literature in black neighborhood

Residents of a predominantly black Florida neighborhood received shocking news when they discovered flyers from the KKK in their front yards.Pastor Laws noticed the flyers, which were aimed at recruiting members for the infamous hate group.

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Today in Post-Race History: The Case of Richie Incognito

By Summer M. 2:30 pm November 12, 2013 We’ve been following the Miami Dolphins’ bullying case starring a dude whose real name is actually Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin here on the BYP, because sports–and sports stories–are never entirely about sports. I’m repeating myself and others when I say that sports is a microcosm of […]

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