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White reporter disses Kobe Bryant for wearing ‘I can’t breathe’ shirt, say he’s not ‘hood enough’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:13 pm December 10, 2014 It started with Derrick Rose donning a shirt with the caption, “I can’t breathe” in support of Eric Garner protesters. Then other NBA players followed suit. Among them? Kobe Bryant.  But a white reporter feel that Bryant isn’t “hood enough” to sympathize with the plight of the […]

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Study: whites associate word ‘black’ with negative connotations

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:48 pm November 21, 2014 According to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whites associate more negative connotations with the word “Black” than they do with the word “African American.” 

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Petition: Man says he was banned from conference due to dreadlocks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm November 13, 2014 An MBA candidate at the University of the District of Columbia says he was banned from attending the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) conference due to his hairstyle. Tamon George created a Change.org petition in hopes of eliminating the discriminatory practice implemented by the fund that bans […]

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Boston Herald cartoonist says sorry, calls Obama watermelon cartoon an innocent mistake

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:49 am October 2, 2014 The creator of a racist cartoon that made fun of an intruder entering the president’s home apologized and called the cartoon an innocent mistake. Jerry Holbert, whose cartoon appeared in Wednesday’s Boston Herald, took to the airwaves Wednesday morning. 

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Earl Sweatshirt: Taylor Swift is ‘perpetuating black stereotypes’ with new video

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:29 am August 20, 2014   Odd Future musician Earl Sweatshirt is coming for Taylor Swift. The country music star released the video for her latest single, “Shake it Off,” which boosts a noticeably different image and beat from Swift’s traditional format. Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to talk about how the […]

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Netherlands to refashion racist ‘Black Pete’ figure

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:44 am August 15, 2014 After a series of protests from it’s black citizens, The Netherlands will refashion its popular holiday character into a less offensive figure. The mayor of Amsterdam said that Black Pete, also known as Zwarte Piet would change in appearance over the next four years to make him […]

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New app helps determine ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:58 am August 8, 2014 SketchFactor is now available in app stores. The app uses user data to determine the “sketchiness” of certain neighborhoods and areas. Despite the fact that the racial makeup of an area will more than likely play a part in which areas are deemed “sketchy” by users, the app is […]

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Cheerleaders pose as ‘gangsters’ for school photo

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:42 am August 8, 2014 Officials from the Redlands school district are looking into a photo of the Redlands East Valley High School cheerleading squad which shows members of the team dressed as “gangsters.” 

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Report: black male teens want relationships, not just sex

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:04 am July 18, 2014 According to a new study, teenage boys have more than sex on their mind. It turns out that adolescent males actually do desire the intimacy of a relationship over sex. The study was published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, and is based on interviews with 33 14 […]

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