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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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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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