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Former NASA Engineer Awards Kiera Wilmot Scholarship to Space Academy

As a show of support, former NASA engineer Homer Hickam awarded Kiera a scholarship to attend the United States Advanced Space Academy (ASA), a branch of the famous Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama!

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Charges Dropped Against 16 Year-Old Kiera Wilmot for Science Experiment Gone Wrong

Charged against 16 year-old Kiera Wilmot have been dropped. She was arrested and expelled over a science experiment gone wrong on school grounds. Wilmot – widely considered an outstanding student with a clean record – was facing up to 5 years in prison.

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After 17 Years, Long Lost Sisters Reunited at Track Meet

17 year-old student athletes Jordan and Robin met at a track meet, and noticed that they looked exactly alike. They began to talk. And when Jordan learned Robin’s last name, Jeter, she came to a realization and began to cry. Robin was her long-lost sister.

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A 16 Year-old Black Girl, The Criminalization Of Students, And The Push For STEM Studies

Kim Moore on 16 year-old Kiera Wilmot’s failed science experiment, and subsequent expulsion and arrest: “What happened to Kiera calls into question a larger problem, that of the Zero Tolerance policies and school-based arrests that have been implemented in schools throughout the U.S. and have ultimately criminalized students, particularly students of color.”

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Missing Six Year-Old Jashayla Markiaya Hopson Has Been Found

Missing six year-old Jashayla Markiaya Hopson has been found. She was reportedly found in Lauderdale County, and has been taken to a hospital for observation.

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15 Year-Old Saheela Ibraheem Accepted into Harvard…and 13 Other Colleges!

At just 15 years-old, Saheela Ibraheem has been accepted into Harvard University; she’d been accepted into 13 other colleges, including the UPenn, Cornell, Brown, and UChicago!

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Stacey Ann-Gooden: My Biracial Daughter Thinks She’s White

An interesting op-ed ponders when it’s the proper time – and what is the proper way – to discuss race and skin color with young children.

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House Honors Four Little Girls Killed in Birmingham Church Bombing

The four young victims of the infamous 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama are one step closer to being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest civilian honor.

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Golf Prodigy Ginger Howard is Youngest Member of LPGA

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:47 am April 22, 2013 Many of us may not be familiar with the name Ginger Howard; but that may quickly change in the coming month. At just 18 years-old, golf prodigy Ginger Howard is the youngest member of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). And her younger sister Robi (16) may […]

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Teacher Accused of Molestation Claims She’s Racist; Wouldn’t Feel Comfortable Touching a Black Child

A Texas teacher accused of inappropriately touching a black first grader claims she cannot possibly be guilty because she’s racist and hates touching black children.

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