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Juicy J awards $50,000 scholarship to biology student Zaire Holmes

Last summer, rapper Juicy J announced that he would be giving away $50,000 in scholarship money. He initially tweeted, “I’m giving out a 50k scholarship to the best chick that can twerk.” The tweet received an overwhelming amount of responses, and applications for the scholarship. After going through submissions, Juicy J has selected Zaire Holmes […]

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Study: ‘Hip Hop’ students unfairly targeted

According to a recent study, black and Latino “hip-hop” students are disproportionately punished in urban schools. The study’s lead researcher and Michigan State University Assistant Professor of Education Muhammad Khalifa found that students who identified with hip-hop culture were often removed from school because of their dress and cultural behaviors.

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Guest on Fox News refers to minimum wage as ‘Black Teenage Unemployment Act’ calls for its dissolution

Art Laffer, an economist and former member of the Reagan administration, was unequivocal in his thoughts about minimum wage. During an interview on Fox News, Laffer called for Congress to repeal minimum wage, because it’s basically the Black Teenage Unemployment Act.” 

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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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