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Viewer agrees to help send student to Ivy League program

A young teen from one of D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods who received admission to some of  the country’s most prestigious summer college programs will receive help from a viewer who watched his story on a local newscast. Zach Wood had turned to raising donations online to attend the program. 

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Report: Wisconsin tops list of worst states for black children

According to a study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Wisconsin has the country’s worst disparities between children of color and white children. The study, “Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children”, considered 12 major factors such as home life and socioeconomic status, educational access and children who grow up in […]

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Report: Florida charges more kids as adults than any other state, black youth disproportionately affected

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According to a new report, Florida charges juveniles as adults more that any other state. The report, released by Human Rights Watch reveals that more than 12,000 children have been moved from the juvenile to adult court system in the past five years. 

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Who Will Keep My Sister?: A Dialogue & Discussion on the Criminalization of Black Women & Girls

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Join the Chicago Chapter of BYP100 in a dialogue & discussion on the criminalization of Black women & girls through a queer feminist lens. The event, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, will amplify stories of Black women & girls, and propose solutions over (free) food and community. Featured speakers […]

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East Chicago student hailed as hero after saving woman, child from car wreck

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When East Chicago Central High School student Kendall Brown heard a crash just outside his house, he immediately grabbed his brother and sister and led them to safety.  The crash he heard was closer than he thought. The vehicle had actually crashed into the side of his home. 

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Reward offered to find Chicago student’s killer

Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the capture of a suspect who shot and killed a 16-year-old student over the weekend. Michael Flournoy, who attended Simeon Career Academy, died Saturday evening while on his way to a movie. 

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10-year-old twins win scholarship to American Ballet Theatre Program

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10-year-old twins Imani and Nia Lindsay started walking at just 8 months old and now they’ll be training at one of the nation’s top ballet theatre programs on scholarship this year. The twins are skilled in acrobatics, jazz, tap, hip hop and contemporary dance. 

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11-year-old forced to clean toilets by school as punishment

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The mother of an 11-year-old boy is outraged after finding out her child was forced to clean toilets during detention. Henry Hawkins, a fifth grader at Longfields Elementary School in Forestville, MD, says an argument with a classmate led to the punishment. 

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High School student receives Gates Millennium Scholarship, graduates early

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An Indianapolis teen has been awarded the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. Alex Dunlap, 16, who attends Broad Ripple High School, is one of only 1,000 students in the country to receive the honor. She’ll be graduating a year early in May. 

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Family of teen boy killed by girlfriend’s father wants daughter charged

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The family of a teenage boy who was killed after getting caught in his girlfriend’s bedroom wants the girl charged. Johran McCormick was shot and killed by his girlfriend’s father on March 13.

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