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Prep school holds ceremony for first graduating class

A Chicago high school celebrated its first graduating class on Monday when 119 students walked across the stage. Members of Johnson College Prep cheered as they took their first steps as high school graduates. The school is located on Chicago’s south side in the Englewood community. 

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BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police

  Photo: Javier Soriano BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police Youth organization says this is first step in campaign to end criminalization of Black youth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2014 Chicago, IL – BYP100 has announced a national call for Black Americans between the ages of […]

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United Negro College fund accepts $25 million from Koch brothers

Billionaire libertarians the Koch brothers made headlines late last Friday when it was announced that they had donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). UNCF will use the money to help support HBCU’s and to award merit-based scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students.

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Texas basketball players killed in car accident

Texas A&M University-Commerce experienced a great loss after two members of its women’s basketball team died in a car accident on Loop 286 in Paris. Four members of the Lion’s were injured as they traveled to Paris High School to watch a summer league basketball game.  

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Man arrested in elevator stabbing of Brooklyn children

A man believed to have stabbed two small children in a Brooklyn public housing building elevator has been detained by police. Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was picked up a little after 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Queens. He is being investigated for the death of Prince Joshua Avitto,6, and the injury of 7-year-old Mikayla Capers. 

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Events

BYP 100 webinar: Ending the Criminalization of Black Youth

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BYP 100 is joining the long-term fight to end the criminalization of Black youth, and they’re hosting a free webinar to continue with a solutions-based conversation. The group of young activists believe that strategies that transform our lives and communities require grassroots organizing and public policy advocacy. 

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11-year-old Ramarni Wildred scores higher than Albert Einstein on Mensa test

An 11-year-old English boy is smarter than Albert Einstein. Ramarni Wilfred of Loom Grove, Romford took a Mensa test and scored higher than Steven Hawking, Bill Gates and even Albert Einstein. 

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8th grader becomes published author for SECOND time

An amazing young author has published her second book, and she’s just 13.  Angela Content’s mother Mary Content said she knew her daughter wanted to share her stories with the world. 

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Report: greater chance of black children drowning in pools than whites

Swimming pools pose a much greater threat to black children and teens than they do to other kids. The research, discovered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that black children ages 5 to 19 drown in swimming pools at a rate more than 5 times that of white children. 

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Members launch first Youth-led organization

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Youth members who were involved with Detroit-based YOUTH VOICE have started a new organization. YOUTH VOICE is a project of the Harriet Tubman Center. 

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