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Alia Atkinson becomes first black woman to win world title in swimming

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:29 pm December 11, 2014 Alia Atkinson made history last weekend by becoming the first black woman to win a world swimming title. Atkinson took home the trophy for the women’s 100 breasstroke at the world short-course championships in Doha, Qatar on Saturday. 

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands book deal

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:45 am November 18, 2014 She caught our attention this past summer when she competed in the Little League World Championships. Although Mo’ne Davis’ team did not take home the title, the baseball superstar has been racking up ever since. First, it was gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. Then famous director Spike Lee […]

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Adrian Peterson prepared to sue NFL if not reinstated

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:11 pm November 11, 2014 Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he is prepared to fight, even sue the NFL if it becomes necessary if the league continues to hold his career in limbo, according to sources.

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Jackie Robinson West squad visits the White House

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:27 pm November 7, 2014 The Jackie Robinson West All Stars have made Chicagoans proud once again by being invited to the White House for a visit with the President and the First Lady. The team took home the U.S. Little League championship this past September. 

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson dropped from Nike


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm November 7, 2014 Nike has dropped Adrian Peterson as a spokesman for the brand.

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands Teen Vogue feature


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:21 pm October 29, 2014 As if getting a documentary produced by the legendary Spike Lee and starring in a Chevrolet commercial that ran during the World Series isn’t enough, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis now has yet another big achievement to add to her list. The baseball star has a feature […]

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Charles Barkley: ‘unintelligent blacks hold race back’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:25 am October 27, 2014 Sports commentator Charles Barkley hasn’t come across a sensitive topic that he will not touch, and now he has voiced his opinion on what he calls a “dirty, dark secret” in the African-American community. During an interview with a radio station in Philadelphia, Barkley expounded on claims […]

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Michael Sam released from Dallas Cowboys practice squad

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:36 am October 22, 2014 The Dallas Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam. Sam joined the team’s practice squad on Sept. 3, and spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad. He never made it to the 53-man roster. 

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Spike Lee to make documentary on Mo’ne Davis and her Little League team

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am October 10, 2014 Filmmaker Spike Lee is hoping to make a documentary about Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis and her team. Along with Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team, Davis captured the hearts of watchers of the Little League World Series.

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Video: Terry Crews says ‘I could’ve been Ray Rice’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:07 pm September 26, 2014 During a recent interview with HuffPost Live, former NFL player-turned actor Terry Crews talked about why some pro athletes are violent. 

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