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Update: more than 60 Nigerian girls and women escape kidnappers

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:31 am July 7, 2014 More than 60 Nigerian girls and women who were kidnapped by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape.

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Google to offer women and people of color free coding lessons

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:10 am July 1, 2014 Ever since Google unveiled its numbers in terms of diversity regarding its work staff, the company has been making an effort to fix the lack of women and people of color in its offices. Just 17% of Google employees are women, but a new initiative is seeking […]

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Supreme Court grants companies right to deny birth control to employees

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:23 am July 1, 2014 The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions that allow female employees no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections. 

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As Nigeria wraps up investigation, 90 more children kidnapped

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:28 am June 25, 2014 Nigerian officials may have closed their investigation into the kidnapping of more than 200 missing girls, but the case is not closed. In fact, at least 60 girls and women and more than 30 boys were abducted over the weekend. The Boko Haram terror group is believed […]

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Event: ‘Free Her Rally’ seeks to call attention to women and girls in prison

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:28 am June 20, 2014 The Institute of the Black World along with Black Family Summit Organizations will host a “Free Her” rally in hopes of calling attention to the affects of mass incarceration on women. Thousands of concerned citizens along with members of national organizations are expected to converge on the […]

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Study: Eviction rates for black women comparable to black male incarceration

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:30 am June 19, 2014 A recent study released by the MacArthur Foundation found that while black men face disproportionately high rates of incarceration, black women are disproportionately evicted from their homes. In a given year, approximately 16,000 adults and children are evicted in Milwaukee from approximately, 6,000 housing units. 

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Google admits to lack of diversity in staff

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:51 pm May 29, 2014 On Wednesday, Google publicly released data on the diversity of its workforce, and admitted it was disappointed with its record for hiring African Americans, Latinos and women. 

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40% of all missing persons are black, yet their stories aren’t told


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:53 am May 6, 2014 A campaign meant to highlight hundreds of missing African-American women has been launched. According to the National Crime Information Center, approximately 40 percent of missing persons are black. However, public attention mainly focuses on white women who have vanished. 

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For third time, Senate GOPs block vote equal pay act


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:11 pm April 10, 2014 For a third time, Senate Republicans blocked a vote that would open debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The act would hold employers more accountable for wage discrimination against women. 

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Beyoncé graces cover of Out magazine, talks sexual freedom

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:24 pm April 8, 2014 Beyoncé will be featured on the cover of Out magazine’s annual May Power Issue (on newsstands April 22). The singer/actress, who released her surprise self-titled video album late last year, is seen as “the perfect representation of what it means to be powerful” by the magazine’s curators. 

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