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Ferguson residents receive racist notes about Christmas on car windshields

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:35 pm December 30, 2014 Residents in Ferguson, Missouri found a racist Christmas letters on their car windshields last week.

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Unarmed man shot at by NYPD charged with assault after cops hit innocent bystanders

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:53 am December 29, 2014 A 35-year-old Brooklyn black man was unarmed when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square on Sept. 14. The officers did not hit Glenn Broadnax, but struck two innocent bystanders. Somehow, Broadnax is being charged with assault for the officers’ negligence. 

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Peaceful protests follow latest police shooting in Missouri

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:25 pm December 26, 2014 Protests continued in Berkeley, Mo. following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer earlier this week. According to reports, the protests have been peaceful. 

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FBI investigates lynching of black teen

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:16 pm December 18, 2014 The FBI is looking into the death of a black teen who was found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park on Aug. 29. 17-year-old Lennon Lacy’s death was originally ruled a suicide. 

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Pennsylvania restaurant calls customer the n-word, says it’s a ‘joke’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:42 pm December 18, 2014 A Pennsylvania restaurant says one of its employees was “joking” when they printed the n-word on a black customer’s receipt. Marquis Moore was about to consume an order of wings from Zembie’s Sports Tavern in Harrisburg when he noticed the word printed near the check number instead […]

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Authorities push for Assata Shakur to finish life sentence in U.S.

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:01 pm December 18, 2014 New Jersey state authorities said they hope the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations announced by President Obama will aid the capture and return of Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard), who escaped prison and fled to the island after being convicted of killing a New Jersey State Police trooper. 

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The Negro Remains Mis-Educated

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By Ekundayo Igeleke 3:29 pm December 12, 2014 Dr. Carter G. Woodson has an extraordinary legacy.  He is the father of Black history, the creator of Negro History Week which would expand and become Black History Month.  The origin of Negro History week would include President Lincoln’s birthday (at the time he was a hero […]

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KKK leaflets found on front lawns of residents for second time

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:31 pm December 11, 2014 For the second time in two months, Randolph County residents found Ku Klux Klan leaflets on their driveways.

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Medical school students hold ‘die-in’ to shed light on biases in health care

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:42 pm December 11, 2014 Medical students from more than 70 U.S. schools organized a die-in Wednesday in support of the nationwide protests condemning a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Participants say the same structural racial that is present in […]

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Bar slammed for ‘six shot Mike Brown’ drink special

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:12 pm December 10, 2014 A Missouri bar sparked protests after it offered a drink special named after slain black teenager Michael Brown, whose shooting by a Ferguson police officer in August sparked months of demonstrations. 

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