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13 Year-Old Shardae Simmonds Uses CPR to Save Her Father’s Life

13 year-old Shardae Simmonds is making headlines after using CPR to save her father’s life. When her father was found not breathing, she called 911 and then sprung into action. So proud of this young lady!

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WNBA’s Brittney Griner Comes Out: “Don’t Hide Who You Really Are”

No.1 draft pick Brittney Griner recently discussed her sexuality in an interview with ESPN, confirming for the first time publicly that she is gay: “Don’t worry about what other people are going to say…if you’re just true to yourself, let that shine through.”

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BlackCrowdfunding.net: A Crowdfunding Site for Black Entrepreneurs

William Cunningham has created BlackCrowdfunding.net, a site where black entrepreneurs can raise money from the public to start businesses: “The idea is that crowdfunding is a tool that can be used to get resources to low to moderate income communities in a way that we haven’t seen before”

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Chicago Youth on Gun Violence: “It Feels Like We’re in a World War”

Middle school student Mercedes Austin recently penned a passionate editorial on the gun violence crisis in her hometown of Chicago: “Here in the Englewood area, it feels like we’re in a WORLD WAR.”

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Editorial Asks “Where Are Ordinary Black Youth in Popular Culture?”

A recent editorial asks the question, “Where Are Ordinary Black Youth in Popular Culture?” Are the stories of black youth that are “neither marginalized or at the proverbial mountaintop” invisible to mainstream America?

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Poison-Tainted Letter Addressed to Pres. Obama Intercepted at Screening Facility

Since yesterday, three letters addressed to specific politicians have been intercepted after testing positive for a poisonous substance called ricin. One of them was intended for President Obama.

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Class-Action Suit Challenges California’s Race-Based Prison Segregation Policy

The California prison system is under fire for their race-based system of segregation. Prison officials say the system is necessary to deal with race-based violence; opponents argue there’s no excuse for racial segregation of ANY kind.

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Central Park Five Documentary Airs Tonight on PBS

Ken Burn’s new documentary Central Park Five premieres tonight on PBS. The film recounts the “Central Park Jogger” case, in which five black and Hispanic young men were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York’s Central Park.

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Chief Keef Under Fire for Lyrics Threatening Woman For Not Performing Sex Act on Him

Chief Keef is under fire for a new song in which he threatens to murder a women for not performing a sex act on him: “You ain’t gonna let me f— you, and I feel you / But you gone suck my d— or I’ll kill you”

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Do Churches Have a Responsibility to Promote Healthy Living to Their Congregations?

A recent survey of African American church goers in North Carolina finds that a majority of the respondents believe that churches have a responsibility to promote healthy living to their congregations. Do you agree?

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