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White fraternity goes unpunished for harassing black sorority

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:41 pm November 12, 2014 A college campus remains divided after members of a white fraternity received no punishment for harassing members of a black sorority. Audience members including student leaders and alumni at the University of Connecticut felt disrespected by responses from some of the panelists who spoke at a town […]

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Not even FIFA is immune: fans show up in Blackface at Ghana game

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:24 pm June 23, 2014 FIFA, the organization in charge of running the World Cup which is currently taking place in Brazil, is considering investigating German fans who chose to wear blackface when their team played Ghana. Pictures of two men in blackface, who appeared to be cheering for Germany, have been circulating the […]

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High School basketball players suspended for throwing up 3-pt. symbols

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:10 pm January 17, 2014 Two Wisconsin high schoolers have been suspended after a picture of them throwing up a three-point symbol surfaced. Jamal and Juwaun Jackson were featured in The Sheboygan Falls News. The story was about the brothers moving into the district. They, along with Sheboygan Falls Senior Jordan Jackson, […]

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Racist attacks online surface after crowning of Miss France 2014

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:51 pm December 17, 2013 Racial slurs appeared on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms after 19-year-old Flora Coquerel was crowned 2014 Miss France on Saturday. The new Miss France is of mixed heritage, a driving force behind the racist hate speech.

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Oberlin College Cancels Classes for ‘Day of Solidarity’ After Multiple Incidents of Hate on Campus

Oberlin College canceled Monday’s classes to hold a “Day of Solidarity” after a spate of racially-charged incidents, including including defaced Black History Month Posters, swastikas, and people wearing KKK outfits on campus.

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Waverly High School: Why White Students Parodying Domestic Violence in Blackface is Problematic

t’s a shame that Waverly’s community and parents are adamant about defending their complicity in perpetuating racial stereotypes and condoning violence against women. One can only hope that this is Waverly High School’s most teachable moment… for those open to receiving it.

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Frank Ocean Comes Out

R&B singer and Odd Future member Frank Ocean came out of the closet yesterday, writing a poetic blog in which he admitted that his first love was a man. Ocean’s admission is relatively unheard of in mainstream Hip Hop. His bravery is truly inspiring.

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Jay-Z Comes Out In Support of Gay Marriage

Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z has come out in support of President Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage.

Speaking with CNN, Jay-Z called supporting gay marriage “the right thing to do.” Will Jay-Z’s comment have an impact on LGBTQ acceptance in Hip Hop? Do you support same-sex marriage?

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LGBT Tolerance in the Black Community: Have We Turned our Backs?

By aria 2:00 pm March 22, 2012 When my mom first told me she was a lesbian, I was 16 years old and in my Junior year of high school. I remember she asked my older sister and me to come into the living room because she wanted to talk. She looked so serious and […]

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