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Racist song about Mike Brown showcased at charity event

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:55 pm December 23, 2014 A California lodge is investigating a shocking incident that happened at the club last week, when a performer sang a song celebrating the death of Mike Brown–an 18-year-old unarmed black teen killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in August. A number of retired and current cops […]

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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:37 pm December 9, 2014 The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged. Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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Survey: deep racial divide revealed through Brown, Garner cases

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:34 pm December 9, 2014 According to a recent survey, the public has very different reactions to the recent grand jury decisions in two police-related fatalities that have sparked protests in cities across the country. The data comes from a newly released Pew Research Survey. 

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Ohio Sheriff’s Deputies under investigation for racist texts


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:05 pm December 5, 2014 Five deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department are under investigation for allegedly sending racist text messages while on duty. Sheriff Phil Plummer said two of the five deputies — Sheriff’s Capt. Thomas J. Flanders and Detective Michael J. Sollenberger, had been placed on indefinite paid administrative […]

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GOP staffer resigns after criticizing First daughters


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:59 am December 1, 2014 A Republican staffer will resign after launching a verbal assault on Malia and Sasha Obama as the two appeared at the president’s annual turkey pardoning ceremony last week at the White House. Elizabeth Lauten, who served as a communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), created a rant on […]

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White cop kills off-duty black officer during chase


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:07 am December 1, 2014 A black off-duty rookie police officer chasing a suspected thief in East Harlem with his gun drawn was fatally shot Thursday night when a white officer mistook him for a criminal. “Police! Stop! Drop it!” cops from the 25th Precinct shouted at Omar Edwards, 25.

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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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White women using #nappyhair hashtag on Instagram


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:13 pm November 13, 2014 An interesting trend executed by white women on social media is emerging. A growing number of Caucasian females are using the #nappyhair hashtag to describe their locs. 

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Man accused of killing black man who was passing out food to homeless

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:50 pm November 11, 2014 A white man is being held in a Sacramento jail after fatally running over a black man who was handing out food to the homeless. Joseph Paul Leonard Jr. did not hesitate to place blame the day he ran over and killed 34-year-old Toussaint Harrison on Arden […]

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Comedian Artie Lang fires off racist, sexist tweets about Cari Champion

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:22 pm November 5, 2014   Cari Champion is known for hosting ESPN’s First Take, but now she’s been wrapped up in a mess that should have never even happened thanks to comedian Artie Lange. Lange, who obviously finds Champion attractive, took to Twitter to rant about his “fantasies” involving the sports commentator.  WARNING: […]

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