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19-year-old is on his way to curing colon cancer

And here’s another story that goes into the “Amazing 101″ file. A 19-year-old Chicago teenager may very well be on his way to curing colon cancer! Keven Stonewall, who works at in a Rush University lab while still in high school, revealed a critical age-related drawback in an experimental vaccine aimed at preventing colon cancer […]

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President Obama adds to ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative

President Obama is expected to announce new commitments to his My Brother’s Keeper initiative during a town hall meeting on education early Monday morning. The project, which aims to connect young black men with mentors and other assistance through the help of corporations, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits has been under some scrutiny of late. Nonetheless companies […]

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11-year-old donates to homeless from soap line profits

Donovan Smith is incredibly thoughtful and impressive. The 11-year-old boy is using his inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit to help the homeless. Donovan, who lives in New Mexico, has created a line of soaps, which he sells. He donates a portion of his sales to combat homelessness.

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Video: New PBS documentary shines light on story of teen sentenced to life in prison

The justice system is anything but just, especially when it comes to black men and boys. A new PBS documentary is not only shedding light on that fact, but highlights the story of a teen sentenced to four consecutive life sentences at just 15. 

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Teen rape survivor fights back with #IAMJADA

A 16-year-old Texas teen who found out she was raped via social media is speaking out. It is not The Black Youth Project’s policy to identify rape victims, but the young girl is choosing to identify herself. Jada, spoke to KHOU about the rape last week. She said that she has nothing to hide and […]

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Child band Unlocking the Truth lands $2 million record deal

The metal band Unlocking the Truth has just landed a record deal. The 8th graders have signed a deal with Sony Music that could be worth nearly $2 million for the tween trio. 

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15-year-old author becomes self-made millionaire

Meet Warren Cassell. He’s written two books, and at age 15, he’s already a self-made millionaire. 

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Report: children of well-educated black parents have brighter futures

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, children of well-educated black parents have a greater chance of experiencing academic and professional success in the long-run.

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Video: Ad showing black boy being fed like a dog sparks outrage

A Feed a Child television ad has sparked national outrage for its portrayal of a small black child as a dog. The Cape Town advertisement depicts a boy being given treats by a glamorous white woman in her lavish home. 

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Report: 1 in 5 black kids view race as an obstacle

  According to research commissioned by BBC’s Newsround programme, 21 percent of black children felt their skin color would impact their level of success. Just 2 percent of white children and 13 percent of Asian children shared the same sentiment. 

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