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The world’s oldest university was founded by a African woman

The following post was written by Travis Blakely. It originally appeared on “Your Black World” under the title “An African Woman Founded the World’s Oldest university.” By: Travis Blakely When most people talk about historical universities that still exist to this day, normally we think of the much talked about University of Oxford or Cambridge […]

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Military dad surprises daughter at college graduation

A recent college grad got the shock of her life when her dad surprised her at her graduation. Ruby Robinson, a graduate of the Columbia Engineering School, assumed that her father, U.S. Army Reserve Captain Keith Robinson, would not be able to attend the ceremony due to deployment in Afghanistan. 

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Nominate a teen for a $10,000 college scholarship

For the first time in the award’s history, McDonald’s is turning to the public to help them decide who should be the lucky recipient of their Community Choice Youth Award. The winner will be honored at the 11th annual 365Black Awards. 

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BYP 100′s FM Supreme releases ‘Heal Chi Raq’ in response to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Chi-raq’

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In response to Nick Minaj and Lil Herb’s “Chi-raq” song, BYP 100 member FM Supreme has released her track “Heal Chi Raq.” Let’s just say that FM Supreme isn’t happy that artists are celebrating her city’s extremely sad youth violence problems. In contrast to the popular tune rapped by Young Money’s Minaj, Supreme’s track seeks […]

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‘Taking Back Chi-raq’: a response video to Nicki Minaj & Lil Herb

The term “Chiraq” has been long debated. With the release of Nicki Minaj’s new single, the “Chi-raq”, discussion about appropriateness of the term has been further fueled. Chicago author, motivational speaker and activist Richard L. Taylor, Jr. created a video in response to the song and term, calling for community members to reclaim their city. 

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Kenwood Academy High School students spread joy with ‘Happy’ video

Pharell’s hit single “Happy” is spreading like a wildfire. The song earned the music producer his first Oscar nod, and now everyone is filled with joy. In honor of National Happiness Day, yes that is a thing, we’d like to share one of the best renditions of “Happy” with you. Students at Chicago’s Kenwood Academy […]

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BYP & BYP 100 Present…’MLK Then & Now: Rebuilding the Black Freedom Movement Through King’s Legacy’

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Join The Black Youth Project Founder Cathy J. Cohen, BYP 100 National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers and members of The Black Youth Project and BYP 100 on Monday January 20th for an hour long Twitter Chat dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Participants will share their thoughts and beliefs about how to best […]

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Remembering Aaliyah on her 35th birthday

Today Aaliyah would have turned 35. With a future as bright as her smile, there is no doubt that she would have continued to be a star. Her life was cut short just before her big break into the film industry, but her legacy is undoubtedly one that remains to be remembered, imitated and forever […]

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Happy birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

Happy birthday Mr. King. Your legacy has undoubtedly lived, impacted and changed the lives of millions across the world.

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New York Times article sheds light into life of homeless child

This story originally appeared in the New York Times. By: Andrea Elliot She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside her, their chests rising and falling under winter coats and wool blankets. A few feet away, their mother and father sleep near the mop bucket they use as a toilet. […]

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