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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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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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14-year-old girl charged with murder of peer over alleged Facebook dispute

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A 14-year-old girl was charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Endia Martin, 14 on Chicago’s south side. Two others may face charges, according to the Chicago Police Department. 

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Black Twitter outraged over praise for Kendall Jenner’s ‘epic’ hairstyle

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Black Twitter expressed outrage following a tweet from Marie Claire’s account that praised television personality and brand ambassador Kendall Jenner’s “epic” hairstyle. A photo of Jenner with her hair braided in the very common African hairstyle of cornrows was accompanied by the following words: “Kendall Jenner takes bold braids to a new epic level.”  Naturally, […]

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Over $60,000 raised for woman who left kids in car for job interview

More than $60,000 has been raised for a woman who left her young children in the car during a job interview. Shanesha Taylor, 24, a homeless single mother living in Arizona, is facing charges of child abuse for the act. 

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