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BYP100′s Malcolm London & Luvvie Ajayi make The Root’s ’30 Viral Voices Under 30′

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BYP100′s Malcolm London and Luvvie Ajayi are among The Root’s “30 Viral Voices Under 30.” The list celebrates “cool kids” of the Internet, such as journalists, humorists and activists under 30 who shape our daily conversations. 

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Obama renames African Leaders Program after Nelson Mandela

President Obama will rename a program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders after late former South African President Nelson Mandela. Obama is expected to announce the name change at a town hall-style event Monday in Washington. 

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It is my earnest hope that our black leaders would pause in their pursuit of personal ambition and legacy to stop and look into the eyes of the child of potential that stands before them. A child that – regardless of circumstance and waywardness – can become an agent of change that can dramatically impact the world in which we live.

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Civil Rights Leader Lawrence Guyot Dead at 73

Civil Rights leader Lawrence Guyot has died at the age of 73. Guyot worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and directed the famed 1964 Freedom Summer Project. He was a staunch voting rights advocate until his death.

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Do We Put Black Leaders on Too High of a Pedestal?

As it is Black History month, we are reminded of all of the great leaders our race boasts about: MLK, Malcolm X, WEB Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Barrack Obama, Ida B. Wells, and the list goes on. I can remember as a young student learning about these great figures and […]

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