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Juicy J plans to start scholarship foundation

Rapper Juicy J is planning to start the Juicy J Scholarship Foundation. The North Memphis, Tennessee entertainer recently awarded a 19-year-old college student a $50,000 twerking scholarship. 

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Report: Fewer black, Latino students admitted to NYC’s top schools

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The number of black and Latino students admitted to some of New York City’s most selective schools fell sharply over the past year. The findings come as part of a report released by the Department of Education. 

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Father shoots, kills 17-year-old boy in daughter’s bedroom

 A Texas father shot and killed a 17-year-old boy after finding him in his daughter’s bedroom Thursday morning. Johran McCormick died after sustaining wounds at a residence inside a Spring-area home on Bridgestone Lakes subdivision off FM 2920. 

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Study: Public, police view black youth as older, less innocent than whites

New research released by the American Psychological Association reveals that both members of the public and law enforcement officials view black youth, particularly black boys, as less innocent than their white counterparts. 

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Tracy Martin: ‘America values guns more than the lives of our kids’

It’s been two years since Tracy Martin lost his son Trayvon, and seven months since his killer George Zimmerman was acquitted for the crime. Despite the unfortunate result, Martin has vowed to continue to fight for justice, and against the controversial stand your ground law responsible for Zimmerman’s freedom. In a recent interview with Al Sharpton […]

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Mother of brain dead girl insist she is ‘not a corpse’

The mother of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead by doctors last year is insisting that her child is not a corpse. Jahi McMath went into cardiac arrest during a routine tonsillectomy. Doctors at Children’s Memorial Oakland declared the child brain dead on Dec. 12. Her family won a court battle to keep […]

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6-year-old gives back, makes a difference in New York City

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It’s never too early to start helping people in your community. Blake Ansari is proof of that. The six-year-old New York City resident, with the assistance of his parents, helped collect books that he plans to give the city’s homeless children. His next goal is to open a library.

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‘HOODIES UP!’ march to take protest of day of Trayvon Martin death

Residents, activists and community members will participate in the “HOODIES UP!: 2 years of Outrage & Remembrance” event on Wednesday February 26th in honor of slain teen Trayvon Martin. The nationwide rally takes place on the very day that Martin was fatally shot by former Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted of […]

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Events

Members of NAACP St. Paul Youth & Collegiate Branch hold protest against school-to-prison pipeline

Members of the St. Paul Youth and Collegiate Branch of the NAACP will hold a protest and rally against the school-to-prison pipeline. “Unchain our Children” will take place on Wednesday February 26, at Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota at 12:30pm. The two-hour long protest is connected to a larger project that rejects the school-to-prison pipeline. […]

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