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2 women dead: community pleads for answers with canvassing, prayer vigil

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:01 pm March 12, 2014 Community members in Port Bolivar, Texas are pleading for the killer(s) of a lesbian couple to come forward. 24-year-old Crystal Jackson and her girlfriend Britney Cosby, 24, were murdered. Their bodies were found left next to a dumpster last week. 

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‘Ban Bossy’ campaign seeks to empower young girls to become leaders

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:10 am March 11, 2014 In an effort to reclaim the word “leader” for young girls, organizers of a new campaign are encouraging everyone to ban the word “bossy.” 

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Do you know what today is? National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:06 pm March 10, 2014 March is Women’s History Month and today we take time out to raise awareness about the affects of HIV/AIDS on girls and women. Each year on March 10, advocacy organizations seek to shed light on the disease. 

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Lupita Nyong’o says dark complexion was an ‘obstacle’ during her youth

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:11 am February 28, 2014 Lupita Nyong’o delivered a tear-filled speech as she accepted an award at Essence magazine’s seventh annual Women in Hollywood luncheon. The 30-year-old star has been receiving a wave of attention for her astonishing role in the critically-acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave. During her speech, Nyong’o made a confession […]

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Pharrell responds to criticism of lack of black women on album cover

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:05 pm February 27, 2014 Pharrell has a new album on the way and he’s up for an Oscar. Things are going good for the musician/ producer. But he’s finding himself in a heap of trouble regarding the artwork for his upcoming album “G I R L.” The cover features Pharrell and […]

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Black women lead all groups in college enrollment

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:31 pm February 24, 2014 In the latest episode of Black & Married With Kids, Filmmaker Janks Morton shares an interesting astonishment. Despite stereotypes about African American women, they are beating out all other groups when it comes to college enrollment. 

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Former NFL player Darren Sharper to be arraigned, charged with raping 7 women

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:41 pm February 21, 2014 Ex NFL star Darren Sharper is set to be arraigned in Los Angeles on rape and drug charges. The charges come as part of an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted and drugged at least seven women. 

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Georgia health program targets HIV treatment, prevention in black women

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:41 pm February 19, 2014 A Georgia heath program is helping black women get treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. By doing so, SHE PREVAILS is seeking to cut down on the number of HIV cases in African American women. 

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Photo series honoring black leaders made into coffee table book

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:20 am February 7, 2014 What was supposed to be a powerful photo series honoring black female civil rights leaders and historical figures has now turned into a coffee table book. The “Because of Them, We Can” campaign features images of young girls posing as black icons. Released last year, the series […]

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In lengthy essay, white woman laments about being in yoga with a lone black woman

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:53 am January 29, 2014 In this day and age, you would think that people wouldn’t make such a big deal about people of color. We shop, workout and do everything that the majority does. Common sense right? Not so much. In an essay published on XO Jane, Jen Caron a white […]

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