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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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White reporter disses Kobe Bryant for wearing ‘I can’t breathe’ shirt, say he’s not ‘hood enough’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:13 pm December 10, 2014 It started with Derrick Rose donning a shirt with the caption, “I can’t breathe” in support of Eric Garner protesters. Then other NBA players followed suit. Among them? Kobe Bryant.  But a white reporter feel that Bryant isn’t “hood enough” to sympathize with the plight of the […]

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Survey: deep racial divide revealed through Brown, Garner cases

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:34 pm December 9, 2014 According to a recent survey, the public has very different reactions to the recent grand jury decisions in two police-related fatalities that have sparked protests in cities across the country. The data comes from a newly released Pew Research Survey. 

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Video: BYP100′s Jessica Pierce talks activism, youth-led movements

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:13 pm December 9, 2014 BYP100 member and national co-chair Jessica Pierce recently appeared on PBS with a couple of other young activists. Pierce, who has been involved in activism since her days at University of California at Santa Cruz, talked the importance of youth-led protests, and why she insist of being […]

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Bill de Blasio announces retraining of NYPD officers

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:40 pm December 5, 2014 One day after a New York grand jury declined to indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the start of a significant overhaul and retraining of the nation’s largest police force, he announced on Thursday. 

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Attorney General Eric Holder to Cleveland Police Department: ‘You’re reckless and poorly trained’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:29 pm December 4, 2014 The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement to overhaul the city’s police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often. The Justice Department said the police department have endangered the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness. 

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#AliveWhileBlack responds to #Crimingwhilewhite: stories of police discrimination

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:51 pm December 4, 2014 In response to an online protests where white Americans take to social media to share their experiences with police, black responders have created the #AliveWhileBlack hashtag to share less positive encounters with police. #Crimingwhilewhite reveals just how much of a break whites gets when committing crimes. Unfortunately, […]

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White cop kills off-duty black officer during chase

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:07 am December 1, 2014 A black off-duty rookie police officer chasing a suspected thief in East Harlem with his gun drawn was fatally shot Thursday night when a white officer mistook him for a criminal. “Police! Stop! Drop it!” cops from the 25th Precinct shouted at Omar Edwards, 25.

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BYP100 stages ‘die-in’ in response to Mike Brown grand jury decision

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:23 pm November 25, 2014 Members of the Black Youth Project 100 gathered outside of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Tuesday to protest the decision by a Missouri grand jury to not charge Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed an unarmed teen in August. 

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‘Angola Three’ prisoner released from solitary confinement after more than 42 years

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:46 pm November 24, 2014 Albert Woodfox has spent more than 42 years not just locked up in prison, but in isolation. But thanks to a court ruling, America’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner’s conviction has been overturned. 

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