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13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis leads baseball team to World Series

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13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, a Little League pitcher, threw a complete shutout Sunday that advanced the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia to the Little League World Series. Davis, who throws an impressive 70 mph fastball and curveball, is just one of 16 girls who have played in the Little League World Series in the past 67 years. 

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African Americans protest media portrayals of black victims with #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag

  In the wake of the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown, African-Americans have taken to Twitter to highlight how the media portrays blacks if they should become victims of police shootings.

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Rioting breaks out in Ferguson over Michael Brown shooting

Tensions reached a boiling point Sunday evening following the death of an unarmed teen shot by a police officer. The violence ensued after a scheduled rally and vigil in the wake of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown, who was unarmed, was shot to death by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on Saturday.

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An unarmed Michael Brown shot by police, sparks community outrage

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has sparked outrage both on social media and within community in which he lived. 18-year-old Michael Brown lost his life after an alleged altercation with police in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday. 

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Justice for Renisha: jurors began deliberating in Renisha McBride case

Jurors have begun deliberating in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting an unarmed teen outside his home last year. Theodore Wafer, 55, shot and killed Renisha McBride as she banged on his front door in the early hours of Nov. 2. 

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Officers involved in fatal shooting of Kaimani Grey set free

The NYPD police officers who shot an killed a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy will not face criminal charges. Lawyers for the family of Kimani Gray, who police say was armed when he died in March 2013, notified a federal just that prosecutors said “they are not pursuing criminal charges against the (officers) and will not be […]

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Mother who lost 11-year-old due to stray bullet speaks out

A Chicago mother who lost her 11-year-old daughter when a stray bullet pierced her skull while she was at a sleepover is speaking out. Shamiya Adams was killed when the bullet came through the bedroom window of a friend’s house on the city’s West Side.

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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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