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Susan Rice Drops Out of Running For Sec. of State Due to ‘Partisan Politics’

According to NBC News, UN Envoy Susan Rice has dropped out of the running for the position of Secretary of State.

She says the partisan politics – and particularly the GOP’s opposition to her possible nomination – that would follow her nomination would be “lengthy, disruptive and costly – to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities.”

Rice has been under fire from Republicans for her intial characterization of the Sept. 11 Beghazi attack as a spur-of-the-moment response to an anti-Muslim film.

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1 in 5 Female College Students Experience Sexual Assault

According to a report in the Journal of American College Health, one in five young women have experienced attempted or completed sexual assault while a student.

At HBCUs, one in seven female students have reported being assaulted.

Even more troubling; only five percent of all rapes on college campuses are reported.

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19 Year-Old Britney Exline Is Youngest African American Engineer in the U.S.

At 19 years-old, Britney Exline has already graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is the youngest engineer to ever graduate from Penn, and our nation’s youngest African American engineer!

Exline was working on Wall Street at 16, speaks 5 languages, and “has a passion for volunteering to help others, having traveled to Cameroon with the One Laptop program.”

Impressive!

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Black Meteorologist Fired for Responding to Racist Facebook Comment About Her Hair

Black meteorologist Rhonda A. Lee was fired from her position at an ABC affiliate in Shreveport, LA for responding to a racist facebook comment about her hair.

A facebook commenter named Emmit Vascou wrote, “the black lady that does the news is a very nice lady.the only thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair. im not sure if she is a cancer patient. but still its not something myself that i think looks good on tv. what about letting someone a male have waist long hair do the news.what about that (cq).”

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Weekly News Roundup

Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: December 12-18

Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. Click here to check out our archive of weekly news round-ups, and check back every Monday for a new roundup of headlines about young black America

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News Flash

Public Enemy, Donna Summer Among 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

The Rock Hall of Fame has announced 2013′s inductees; among them, Public Enemy and Donna Summer.

Donna Summer, hailed as the Queen of Disco, passed away this past May. She leaves behind an incredible legacy as a singer-songwriter that truly defined an era.

Widely hailed as the greatest and most influential rap group ever, Public Enemy is only the 4th Hip Hop act ever inducted into the Rock Hall.

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Angela Davis Launches ‘Bury The Ratchet’ Campaign to Fight Negative Images of Black Women

Angela Davis has announced the launch of the “Bury the Ratchet” Campaign, aimed at fighting the negative, stereotypical portrayals of Black women in mainstream media.

According to NewsOne, the campaign will specifically target women from Altanta, the home of “ratchet” reality shows like Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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WATCH: Caroline Wozniacki’s Racist Impersonation of Serena Williams

A bizarre impersonation of Serena Williams at an exhibition game in Brazil has many charging tennis player Caroline Wozniacki with racism.

The 22 year-old inexplicably stuffed her bra and underwear with towels and began strutting around the court, mocking Williams.

Her antics were met with laughter from the audience.

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Weekly News Roundup

Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: December 4 – 11

 Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. Click here to check out our archive of weekly news round-ups, and check back every Monday for a new roundup of headlines about young black America

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Beyonce Signs $50 Million Pepsi Deal; Faces Criticism

In the wake of the announcement of Beyonce’s $50 million endorsement deal with Pepsi, reaction from the public has been mixed.

As Clutch Magazine notes, many are congratulating Bey on a major career milestone, while others view the endorsement of a sugary, decidedly unhealthy soft drink as hypocritical.

As you might recall, Beyonce was a very high profile advocate for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

Should she be endorsing a healthier product?

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