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Jackie Robinson West champ has no home of his own

America’s favorite Little League team has been receiving a lot of support these days for their work on the field. But one of them could really use out help. See, 12-year-old Jackie Robinson West team member Jaheim Benton and his family have been homeless since June. 

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Events

Black Star Project to host 4th Annual Million Father March back to school parade

On Saturday, black fathers across the nation will united for the Million Father March. The march, organized by fathers across the country, is supported by men, women and adults from all ethnic backgrounds. It promotes’ fathers’ active involvement with their children’s education and overall well-being throughout the school year. 

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Jackie Robinson West member to receive 4-year scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation, in partnership with U.S. Cellular and the Ford Motor Company Fund, announced it will present a four-year Jackie Robinson Foundation college scholarship to a member of the Jackie Robinson West League.

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Welcome home: Chicago celebrates USA world champs Jackie Robinson West with parade, rallies

Thousands of people cheered on U.S. Little League Champions Jackie Robinson West in a city-wide celebration that spanned the Chicago’s South Side to Downtown.

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School district bans conversation about Ferguson

The unrest in Ferguson has prompted a neighboring school to ban conversation on the events happening in the small St. Louis suburb. Edwardsville Superintendent Ed Hightower said the school banned talks about Ferguson and Michael Brown due to safety concerns. 

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Mom, four kids pulled over by cops at gunpoint on accident

A Texas mother of four says she was mistakenly pulled over and handcuffed at gunpoint by police as her children watched from the car. Forney Police say they were responding to a report of a driver waving a gun out of a window and thought the woman’s car was the one they were looking for.

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Audio shows pauses between shots in Michael Brown incident

A new audio recording released Monday night allegedly indicates the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown paused in the middle of unleashing at least 10 bullets in the teen’s direction. CNN aired the tape, but said that it could not independently verify its authenticity. Allegedly, the audio was captured near the shooting scene in […]

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BYP100 steps up in Ferguson

As tensions remain high in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of an unarmed black teenager, BYP100 is stepping up in the city. 

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Michael Brown funeral scheduled for today, family requests no protests

The parents of a slain Missouri teenager whose death has sparked international protests is calling for community members to not hold protests on the day of his funeral. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black teen, was killed during a confrontation with Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.

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Michael Brown incident report made public, police took 10 days to review it

Nearly two weeks after the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, officials have now made the police report on the incident public. They took ten days to review and approve the document, which doesn’t contain many details.

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