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Kansas City officer under review for Michael Brown Facebook post

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A Kansas City Police Department officer is facing an internal review after venting about the Michael Brown shooting on Facebook. Officer Marc Catron’s postings have garnered outrage on social media, due to his strong comments about Brown, who was fatally wounded by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. 

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Mother arrested for helping son conduct ‘fire challenge’

A Charlotte, North Carolina woman is facing charges after police say she helped her son set himself on fire in a stunt known as the “fire challenge.” The viral challenge shows individuals, mostly who are young, pouring alcohol or some other flammable liquid on their body while they stand in the tub. They then light […]

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African Americans protest media portrayals of black victims with #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag

  In the wake of the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown, African-Americans have taken to Twitter to highlight how the media portrays blacks if they should become victims of police shootings.

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Teen rape survivor fights back with #IAMJADA

A 16-year-old Texas teen who found out she was raped via social media is speaking out. It is not The Black Youth Project’s policy to identify rape victims, but the young girl is choosing to identify herself. Jada, spoke to KHOU about the rape last week. She said that she has nothing to hide and […]

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16-year-old drugged and raped, finds out via social media after peers make fun of incident

A 16-year-old Houston girl says she found out she was drugged and raped via social media. While it is not our policy to disclose the identity of rape victims, the teen, along with her mother’s blessing, does not want to hide her identity. Jada told KHOU 11 that she has nothing to hide, and wants […]

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People are talking about this felon for all of the wrong reasons

A mug shot of a California man arrested on felony weapons charges has gone viral on social media. Jeremy Meeks’ photo, posted to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page, has more than 63,000 “likes” and it has very little to do with his offenses. 

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Chuck D wants the music industry to just say no to the n-word

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D is challenging those involved in the music industry to stop using the “n-word.” In a set of tweets, the rapper called upon radio stations, record labels, and artists to stop using the derogatory term. Chuck D. went as far as asking if performances featuring homophobic or anti-Semitic slurs were accepted at concert festivals […]

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Events

Event: ‘Now What?’ Politics, Culture and Social Media

The Illinois Humanities Council presents: “Now What?” – Politics, Culture and Social Media.  The event kicks off the second edition of the Now What? conversation series, and takes a look at the impact of Twitter on organizing. The Black Youth Project is a co-sponsor of the event.

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Pharrell: ‘the new black doesn’t blame other races for our issues’

Singer, songwriter/producer Pharrell has had an amazing year. But tempers flared when the star released the cover for his new album, GIRL, and the flames have been reignited after comments about “The New Black” during an interview with Oprah made by the musician. 

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First Lady hopes to motivate students with #ReachHigher campaign

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First Lady Michelle Obama is committed to motivating every student in America to expand their education beyond high school. And she’s using social media to do just that. 

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