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Whose Side Are You On, Olivia?


By Diamond 2:48 pm March 6, 2015 Last night’s episode of Scandal tackled police brutality in a way only Scandal could. The episode in short: The dead teen, Brandon, supposedly had a knife. Officer Newton claims he was just following protocol. Olivia is hired to control the optics for the DC police. The Ferguson like shooting in […]

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Columbus Short: ‘the last three months have been the most trying times of my life’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:13 am July 8, 2014 In May, it was announced that Scandal star Columbus Short would no longer be appearing as Harrison on the hit ABC television show. That was around the same time that allegations of assault and domestic abuse involving Short surfaced.  During an interview with Access Hollywood, Short opened up about the many […]

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UNC’s Rashad McCants says tutors wrote his papers, showed up to class half of the time

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:51 pm June 6, 2014 The second-leading scorer on North Carolina’s basketball team that took home the 2004-2005 national title, told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that tutors wrote his term papers and he rarely went to class. Rashad McCants’ confession comes amid a scandal involving the University of North Carolina’s unfair practices […]

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NAACP LA chapter president resigns after Donald Sterling controversy


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:22 am May 2, 2014 The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has resigned after outrage over a decision to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights. Leon Jenkins was to present Sterling with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award later this month, but […]

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Columbus Short axed from ‘Scandal’


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:35 pm April 26, 2014 After portraying Harrison Wright a.k.a. “brother Pope” on the hit ABC television show Scandal for three seasons, actor Columbus Short will no longer appear on the show. Short, 31, released the following statement about his departure from the show on Friday. 

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UNC fake classes created to boost athletes’ grades

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:08 pm March 28, 2014   The University of North Carolina –Chapel Hill has been embroiled in a scandal for allowing its athletes to enroll in fake courses for college credit. Now, an actual sample of has surfaced to go along with the controversy in the form of a 146-word essay on […]

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Former Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested on charges of sexual misconduct

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:14 pm February 19, 2014 Less than a year after former Rep. Mel Reynolds ran for Congress, the convicted sex offender is once again facing allegations of misconduct. This time, the charges against Reynolds come during his stay in Zimbabwe. The Herald, Zimbabwe’s state-owned newspaper, reported that Reynolds was arrested after being […]

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Miami-area Police chief resigns after racial profiling charges surface

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:06 am December 13, 2013 Miami Gardens Police Chief Matthew Boyd resigned Wednesday after allegations that officers in his department systematically harassed, intimidated and racial profiled citizens. Boyd has denied the allegations which were brought to light two weeks ago after surveillance video footage captured by a convenience store clerk showed police […]

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‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington expecting her first child

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington and her NFL player husband Nnamdi Asomugha are reportedly expecting a child. According to a close friend, Washington is about 16 weeks. This will be the 36-year-old actress’ first child.

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Kerry Washington is First Black Women to Cover Vanity Fair in a Very Long Time

Scandal star, Kerry Washington will be on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair. And, as Dodai Stewart at Jezebel points out, this is actually remarkable. The last time a black women had a solo Vanity Fair cover was in 2005!

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