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#BlackKidsMatter: McKinney, Texas and the Truth About Your Black Friends

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By Diamond 9:23 am June 8, 2015 By Jay Dodd News broke over the weekend of a Dallas suburb police officer terrorizing a group of Black and Brown kids attending a swimming party in an affluent neighborhood’s community pool. The graphic video depicts Corporal Eric Casebolt dragging a Black girl across a yard, shoving her […]

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Texas sees surge in number of disenfranchised voters

Fulton County Voting

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:51 pm November 4, 2014 Thanks to Texas’s strict voter ID law, the number of disenfranchised voters has surged in the state.

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Student pepper-sprayed for recording police officer in Texas

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:26 am October 16, 2014 A Waller, Texas police officer has been placed on leave after video of him pepper-spraying a student surfaced. Officer Adolphus Cannon is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Waller Police Department. 

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Judges strike down Wisconsin, Texas voter ID laws

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:08 pm October 10, 2014 A federal judge equated Texas’ strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress voters of color and struck it down less than a month before election day. The verdict came just a few hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure […]

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Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan succumbs to virus

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:09 am October 8, 2014 Thomas Eric Duncan, the lone man diagnosed with Ebola who traveled to the U.S. from Liberia, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He had been in critical condition after being diagnosed with Ebola in mid-September. 

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Man facing death penalty after shooting police who raided home

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:54 pm September 22, 2014 A Texas man is facing the death penalty after killing a police officer who was part of a raid on his home. On Friday, May 9, 2014, Marvin Louis Guy shot an officer who he thought was an intruder. They were looking for drugs, yet none were […]

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Mom, four kids pulled over by cops at gunpoint on accident

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:45 pm August 26, 2014 A Texas mother of four says she was mistakenly pulled over and handcuffed at gunpoint by police as her children watched from the car. Forney Police say they were responding to a report of a driver waving a gun out of a window and thought the woman’s […]

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League City becomes first to officially ‘ban’ undocumented immigrant children

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:23 pm July 9, 2014 A small town in Texas has become the first city to officially ban undocumented immigrant children. League City council members passed a resolution Tuesday evening that makes it illegal for undocumented children to enter the municipality. 

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Texas reps accidentally support reparations for slavery

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:17 pm June 19, 2014 The Dallas County Commissioners Court accidentally declared Tuesday that African-Americans deserve reparations for slavery. Most commissioners did not seem to know that they were doing so. 

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Video shows police in Texas fatally shooting handcuffed man

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:00 pm June 18, 2014 A video of a man being shot to death by police as he sat in handcuffs has been released. An El Paso police officer pulled his Taser gun after drawing his handgun and fatally shot the man at the Downtown Jail last year.

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