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Watch Young People Explain What It Means To ‘Get Free’ [VIDEO]

This is not the movement of our grandparents or even our parents. While many in the Baby Boomer generation were concerned with respectability in their politics, our generation is primarily concerned with liberation for all — even those of us who are considered “unrespectable.”

The Black Youth Project and BYP100 came together to highlight what this movement looks like, why it must include and empower LGBTQ rights, and discuss what it means to center the most marginalized among us. 

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Clinton Tells Young Black Woman “Well, why don’t you go run for something, then?”

It’s safe to say that Hillary Clinton is in a close enough race for the presidency that she can’t really afford to dismiss potential voters – unless her aim is to steal some away from the sideshow taking place on the other side of party lines. But that’s not what you’d think her goal was after video surfaced of her recent confrontation with a voter.

Clinton was in Minnesota on Tuesday when a young black woman approached her with questions about past racially insensitive remarks (read: referring to young black people as “super predators”) and about the lack of diversity among elected officials.

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Killer Mike: “The only person I have the conscience to vote for is Bernard Sanders”

The presidential election has been hotly contested on both sides of the aisle. While many folks have been concerned about the Republican ticket, many others have shown their general disfavor for Hillary Clinton.

Rapper Killer Mike has had some of the most clear-headed explanations for his support of Sanders. But, this video of his words at Claflin University are moving and heartfelt. They also point to Clinton’s lack of popularity with many young Black people.

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Young Activists Disrupt Anita Alvarez Campaign Event Chanting “16 Shots!”

Coalitions of young people from activist organizations like Assata’s Daughters, BYP100, and Black Lives Matter, Chicago have been demonstrating against Cook County State Attorney Anita Alvarez for years now. Their efforts reached a fever pitch in the weeks following the November 2015 release of footage of the murder of LaQuan McDonald on October 20, 2014. Their concerns were stemming from the facts that it took Alvarez over a year to release the footage after she grossly mishandled the case from its start.

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I Love Amber Rose’s Commentary on Clothes and Consent

Men will tell you that a short skirt makes it okay to touch a woman’s body. Men will tell you that a low cut shirt gives them a right to look at your breasts. Even more men will suggest that hanging out late on a weekend night, intoxicated, and in public opens a young woman up to be sexually assaulted by any guy who happens upon her. What most men won’t say is that these aspects of “toxic masculinity” are evidence of the pervasiveness of rape culture rather than an effort to keep women “respectable.”

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First ‘Confirmation’ Trailer Released, Starring Kerry Washington As Anita Hill

HBO has released the first trailer for their upcoming series, Confirmation. The series will tell the story of Anita Hill (Kerry Washington) as she goes through the process of giving her testimony during Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings of his alleged sexual harassment.