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Chicago teen Taylor Townsend debuts at Wimbledon

Chicago’s bright young tennis star will make her Wimbledon debut Tuesday.

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Student is the first black valedictorian in school’s history

A New York teen has made history by becoming the first black valedictorian in the history of her high school. Shanelle Davis, a senior at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside, will be graduating at the top of her class.

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Students collect $3,000 in can tabs for classmate’s surgery

Students at a Moreno Valley elementary school presented nearly $3,000 worth of can tabs they collected to help pay for expenses related to a classmate’s ear operation. More than 30 gallons of can tabs were given to Amir Walton and his parents during an assembly Wednesday. 

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The exploitation of Terio

The following piece was written by William C. Anderson, and appeared on EBONY.com under the original title of “Lil Terio Isn’t a Little Man.” By: William C. Anderson By the time I discovered lil TerRio, hundreds of thousands of people had already shared clips of the 7-year-old Georgian dancing. There was no doubt to me that he was […]

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Donda’s House member receives prestigious Mary King/Julian Bond Communications Fellowship

Chicago native Kelsey Riley is among those afforded the Mary King/Julian Bond Communications Fellowship. The Donda’s House executive assistant/social media manager joins a growing list of those invested in providing a voice for the under-served. 

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Homeless teen graduates at top of class, earns full ride to Georgetown

A Washington, D.C. teen who spent the past two years living at a homeless shelter is now preparing to speak as valedictorian of her graduating class. Rashema Melson, 18, will deliver the speech at Anacostia High School’s commencement ceremony on Wednesday. 

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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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