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Charlene Carruthers Interview w/ Windy City Live BYP100 National Director, Charlene Carruthers, on Windy City Live discussing our work, MLK’s legacy, intergenerational struggle, and so much more! WATCH VIDEO HERE
by Mahreen Kasana, Bustle: “Charlene Carruthers, national director at the Black Youth Project 100, tweeted: ‘Black women are not political mules to be used every time a mediocre white candidate needs to win. No amount of verbal appreciation will do us justice. Turn over the money, resources and power, then we can talk.’” Keep Reading
by Lilian Min, Cosmopolitan: “On September, proponents of racial justice and equality converged in Washington, D.C. for the March for Racial Justice. As part of the larger march, organizers — spearheaded by the Black Women’s Blueprint, Trans Sistas of Color Project, and Black Youth Project (BYP100) — put together a sister march…” Keep Reading
9/28/2017: March for Black Women Wants to Put Our Issues Front and Center During the March for Racial Justice
by Kiratiana Freelon, The Root: “There’s another social justice march this weekend, and black women are refusing to be left behind. The March for Black Women will take place Saturday in Washington, D.C.—smack in the middle of the March for Racial Justice…” Keep Reading
by Megan Ellyia Green and Tia Byrd, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (AP): “Last month marked the third anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, whose killing by a Ferguson police officer launched a Department of Justice investigation that exposed a racist police department and a court system fueled by widespread profiteering…” Keep Reading
8/29/2017: Activists call for statues of gynaecologist who experimented on slave women without anaesthesia to be torn down
by Deneen L. Brown, The Independent: “Protesters have demanded removal of a monument to Sims on the capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina, the state where Sims was born. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (D), the city’s first African American leader, told Chris Matthews during an interview on MSNBC that he is more offended by the […]
8/29/2017: A surgeon experimented on slave women without giving them anesthesia. Now his statues are under attack.
by Deneen L. Brown, The Washington Post via Anchorage Daily News: “Amid demands to remove Confederate statues across the country, cries have grown louder to dismantle monuments to J. Marion Sims, the “father of gynecology,” a white 19th-century doctor who performed surgical experiments on enslaved black women without anesthesia….” Keep Reading