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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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West Virginia columnist fired after referring to Mike Brown as an ‘animal’

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:20 am October 31, 2014 A West Virginia columnist who’s been with the Charleston Daily Mail for more than 30 years, has been fired after referring to Michael Brown as an “animal.” Don Surber’s comments appeared on his personal blog post about the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri since Brown’s death on Aug. 9. 

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North Carolina instructor under investigation for racist remarks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:27 pm October 30, 2014 A North Carolina instructor is under investigation for allegedly making racist comments to high school students in class. According to a parent of a student who attends Camden County High School, the incident happened a couple of weeks ago. 

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Producers seeking stories from young people of color for ‘Woke Up Black. Again.’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:57 am October 30, 2014 The director and producer of  a critically-acclaimed documentary centered around the lives of the young black experience is giving more individuals the chance to be featured. Woke Up Black. Again. is the sequel to Mary F. Morten’s film, Woke Up Black. 

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