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Teen rape survivor fights back with #IAMJADA

A 16-year-old Texas teen who found out she was raped via social media is speaking out. It is not The Black Youth Project’s policy to identify rape victims, but the young girl is choosing to identify herself. Jada, spoke to KHOU about the rape last week. She said that she has nothing to hide and […]

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Tupac musical ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ canceled after just six weeks

After just six weeks on Broadway, Holler If Ya Hear Me will close. The Tupac-inspired musical infused the late musician’s lyrics into an urban setting which took an in-depth look into the struggles of a neglected community. 

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Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold medal dead at 90

Alice Coachman, who became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal during the 1948 London games, died on Monday. She was 90. 

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Florida cops with ties to the KKK leave department

Two members of the Fruitland Park, Florida police department resigned amid allegations that they were associated with the Ku Klux Klan.  The allegations were contained in a confidential  FBI report provided to police Chief Terry Isaacs by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and led to the resignation of Deputy Chief David Borst and the dismissal of […]

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These images shatter the ‘absent black father’ stereotype

Photographer Zun Lee didn’t set out to create a series that shattered the stereotype of black men as absent black fathers. In fact, “Father Figure,” was meant to show black men in positive relationships with their children as a personal journey. But the project morphed into more than Lee could ever imagine.

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Teen shoots dog, gets 23 years in prison

An 18-year-old boy has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for shooting a retired police dog during a burglary in 2012.  At 16, Ivins Rosier confessed to breaking into Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody’s West Palm Beach home and shooting the 5-year-old German Shepherd. 

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Family of man shot by NYPD cop settles for $2.25 million

The family of a man who was fatally shot by an undercover member of the NYPD has settled with the city for $2 million. Shem Walker, 49, was gunned down after he tried to eject a detective from loitering on the stoop of his elderly grandmother’s apartment building in Fort Greene. Walker was apparently unaware […]

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Rachel Jeantel blames self for Zimmerman verdict

A little over a year ago, the world met Rachel Jeantel. The friend of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin took the stand during the George Zimmerman trial, and her testimony became more famous than her facts. Now, the 20-year-old is speaking out, and blames herself for the way the verdict went down. 

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Child band Unlocking the Truth lands $2 million record deal

The metal band Unlocking the Truth has just landed a record deal. The 8th graders have signed a deal with Sony Music that could be worth nearly $2 million for the tween trio. 

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Black contractors demand fair hiring practices

A group of black contractors in Chicago said they are tired of losing out on jobs in their own communities, especially to larger companies. So as the Chicago Housing Authority opens a bidding process for a project that includes the renovation of a public housing community on the city’s south side, community members, organizations and […]

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