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Peaceful protests follow latest police shooting in Missouri


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:25 pm December 26, 2014 Protests continued in Berkeley, Mo. following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer earlier this week. According to reports, the protests have been peaceful. 

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Arrests made in #IAmJada rape case


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:39 am December 23, 2014 Two suspects have been charged in the brutal gang rape of a teenage girl in Texas who went public about the crime after discovering the attack on social media. The girl, known as Jada found out she had been sexually assault via the #JadaPose tag. 

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Attorney General Eric Holder to Cleveland Police Department: ‘You’re reckless and poorly trained’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:29 pm December 4, 2014 The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement to overhaul the city’s police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often. The Justice Department said the police department have endangered the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness. 

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Video: At Missouri Capitol, students hold brief protest

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:48 pm November 25, 2014 Close to 50 Lincoln University students and supporters marched through Jefferson City to the Missouri Capitol just before midnight in response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown more than 7 times in Aug. 

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12-year-old boy murdered by Cleveland police officer over air gun


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:41 pm November 24, 2014 A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about someone possessing a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy who had what turned out to be an air gun. Authorities said the weapon that Tamir Rice had looked very much like a real firearm. 

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Michael Brown’s parents address U.N.: ‘we need the world to know’

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:52 pm November 12, 2014 The parents of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen whose death has sparked international protests and a call to end police brutality, testified before the U.N. committee Tuesday to let the world know “what’s going on in Ferguson.” Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United […]

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Jackie Robinson West squad visits the White House

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:27 pm November 7, 2014 The Jackie Robinson West All Stars have made Chicagoans proud once again by being invited to the White House for a visit with the President and the First Lady. The team took home the U.S. Little League championship this past September. 

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7-year-old Blake Ansari makes Kohl’s Foundation Regional Philanthropist for 2014 list

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:54 pm November 5, 2014 7-year-old Blake Ansari is a force to be reckoned with. Earlier this year, we talked about the amazing work that Blake is doing to make his city better. Now, we are pleased to announce that Ansari is a proud honoree on the Kohl’s Foundation Regional Philanthropist list […]

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Police gearing up for riots ahead of grand jury decision in Ferguson


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:06 pm November 5, 2014 Police in Ferguson are gearing up for riots that may ensue after a grand jury’s decision on whether to charge the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Officers are loading up on riot gear and taking refresher courses on constitutional rights […]

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Keke Palmer inspires young girls through partnership with non-profit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:37 pm October 31, 2014 By landing a role in the Broadway version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and making history as the youngest Talk Show host in American history, it’s safe to say that Keke Palmer is a role model. Now, the actress is partnering with Saving Our Daughters to help other girls feel good […]

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