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Study: whites associate word ‘black’ with negative connotations

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:48 pm November 21, 2014 According to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whites associate more negative connotations with the word “Black” than they do with the word “African American.” 

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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:04 pm November 14, 2014 Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago. She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:17 am November 14, 2014 More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation […]

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John Legend tears down Piers Morgan’s attempt to blame blacks for the use of the N-word

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:22 am November 13, 2014 Former CNN host Piers Morgan weighed in on the use of the N-word, and John Legend quickly shut his theory down. In a column for the Daily Mail titled, “If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves,” Morgan called for blacks to […]

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White fraternity goes unpunished for harassing black sorority

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:41 pm November 12, 2014 A college campus remains divided after members of a white fraternity received no punishment for harassing members of a black sorority. Audience members including student leaders and alumni at the University of Connecticut felt disrespected by responses from some of the panelists who spoke at a town […]

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Man accused of killing black man who was passing out food to homeless

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:50 pm November 11, 2014 A white man is being held in a Sacramento jail after fatally running over a black man who was handing out food to the homeless. Joseph Paul Leonard Jr. did not hesitate to place blame the day he ran over and killed 34-year-old Toussaint Harrison on Arden […]

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Video: Harvard students attempt to take 1964 literacy test and fail

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:06 pm November 10, 2014 A video that shows Harvard University students taking the literacy test some voters were forced to pass to cast a ballot in 1964 shows us just how difficult the test was. Despite the students’ Ivy League status, they failed the test horribly. 

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Lupita Nyong’o opens up about comments made about dark skin in Glamour interview

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:20 am November 10, 2014 Lupita Nyong’o will be featured on next month’s cover of Glamour, and the Academy Award-winning star is opening up about what some have said to her about her dark skin in her lifetime. 

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Chicago police captain convicted of torturing blacks receives $4,000 monthly pension

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:54 pm November 6, 2014 The Illinois Supreme Court ruled (4-3) in favor that Jon Burge, a former Chicago police captain accused of overseeing the torture of hundreds of people of color, will get to keep his monthly pension of $4,000. 

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‘Negro’ still an acceptable term to use when referencing blacks in U.S. Army

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:29 am November 6, 2014 The term “negro” faded in the late 1960s, but U.S. Army regulations still allow for black soldiers to be labeled with it. 

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