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Monthly Archives: May 2012

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12 Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide Because of Bullying

Joel Morales hanged himself in the bathroom of his family’s apartment on Tuesday night. From FAMU to this latest incident, bullying seems to be getting worse. What kind of intervention is necessary to enact real change?

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Cleveland Teen David Boone Goes From Homelessness to HARVARD!

A recent article from NewsOne’s Dr. Boyce Watkins highlights the remarkable story David Boone, a Cleveland high school student who went from homelessness to acceptance at Harvard University.

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26-Year-Old Doctor Founds West Africa’s First Air Ambulance

By the time many young adults hit the age of 21, their primary concern is hitting the closest bar. Not Ola Orekunrin. Orekunrin, who has been a medical doctor since she was 21-years-old, has founded The Flying Doctors, West Africa’s first air ambulance service.

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Trayvoning?

The internet is ridiculous. The antics that people get up to for the sake of attention are ridiculous. Social media and the instant consumption of news has done wonders for this generation. It is also horrible in the sick, twisted way that it can turn any bit of news, good, bad and ugly into a […]

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Toni Morrison, Dolores Huerta, Bob Dylan Among Recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom

Yesterday, President Obama honored this year’s recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This year’s recipients included Bob Dylan, Dolores Huerta, and the incomparable Toni Morrison.

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Clip of the Day

INSPIRING! ATL Teen Fred Dukes Graduates HS; Heading To College Despite Homelessness

Check out the inspiring story of Fred Dukes, an ATL student who graduated from High School despite being homeless and having no support from family. BYP commends Fred Dukes for his perseverance, and wishes his the best of luck at Coker College!

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40 Shot In Chicago Over Memorial Day Weekend; 10 Dead

It was a sweltering memorial day weekend in Chicago this year, in more ways than one. According to ABC, 40 people were shot over the weekend; 10 were killed.

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News Flash

Cory Booker’s Communications Director RESIGNS

The fallout from Cory Booker’s appearance on Meet The Press Continues. The communication director for Newark (NJ) mayor, Corey Book has resigned, effective immediately. Do you think Booker will recover from his disastrous appearance on Meet The Press?

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News Flash

From The Shrug Files: Queen Latifah Comes Out?

When Queen Latifah signed on to perform at Long Beach, California’s gay pride parade, many figured she would finally seize the opportunity to come out. And she did…sort of. Does it matter if Queen Latifah explicitly comes out or not?

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REPORT: Violent Flash Mobs Are Caused By Boredom, Lack of Resources

A recent study of the controversial, so-called ‘flash mob’ phenomenon suggests that flash mobs are largely triggered by boredom, a lack of resources, and a desire to “provoke older people and make havoc.” What do you think is the driving force behind violent flash mobs?

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