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Nonprofit seeks to expose black girls to world through travel

In an effort to expose more African American girls to the world, Martice Sutton has launched Girls Going Global. The non-profit was born out of Sutton’s observation during international trips, of a serious lack of diversity during travel. 

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Moziah Bridges, Melissa Jade Aiello among young fashion designers to look out for in 2014

While you’re average 11-year-old is probably playing with the latest gadget or video game, two young talented children of color are continuing to make their mark on the fashion scene. In one of its latest articles, the Huffington Post highlighted several young tweens and teens who are embracing cloth and creativity. Among them are Moziah Bridges, […]

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Massachusetts high court strikes down life without parole for juveniles

Massachusetts’ highest court struck down life sentences without parole for juveniles on Tuesday saying the sentences were unconstitutional. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court’s decision came after the US Supreme Court stuck down a law imposing automatic sentences of life without parole for juveniles.

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Florida teen who pleaded for a family gets wish granted!

A young orphan’s wish to be adopted has finally been granted. 15-year-old Davion Only made headlines in October after going to his local church in hopes of finding a family.  But Only is just a matter of moments away from being a permanent member of an adoptive family. 

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CPS introduces black studies programs to curriculum

On Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools officials announced the launching of a comprehensive black studies program that will be rolled out next month. The program expands education on black history beyond that of prominent black leaders, civil rights and the slave trade, which is currently being taught in public schools.

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From tragedy to inspiration: woman who grew up in foster system defies odds

LaQuana Chappelle’s best friend overdosed on sleeping pills when she was just 15. She was lying right next to her when she did it, as the girls were wards of New York City’s foster care system. Chappelle understood why her best friend claimed her own life as she herself had been under more than 40 roofs […]

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Coming from where I’m from

After reading a recent New York Times article featuring a north Saint Louis neighborhood and the violence that it’s citizens live with daily, I realize that I see my neighborhood with different eyes. I am a born and raise resident of the same north Saint Louis neighborhood. Like most of my neighbors, I have witnessed […]

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Teen playing “Knockout” game shot twice by victim

17-year-old Marvell Weaver is recovering after getting shot twice by a man who he tried to assault. In May, the Michigan teenager was playing Knockout, a game where the assailant attacks an unsuspecting person by sucker punching them in hopes of knocking them out with one blow. Weaver decided to play with a stun gun.

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City lowers voting age to 16, sees positive results

November 5th marked a day where many citizens took to the polls to election local officials. The day was particularly memorable for those in Takoma Park, Maryland, as the city became the first in the U.S. to lower the voting age to 16 in municipal elections.

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Knockout: anything but a game

Lately, our teenagers have started to play a violent game. “Knockout” is when a person, who is usually walking alone, gets randomly attacked, often punched in the face by at least one person. It could be a boy or a girl, man or woman, homeless person or even the local UPS delivery man. No one […]

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