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Report: children of well-educated black parents have brighter futures

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, children of well-educated black parents have a greater chance of experiencing academic and professional success in the long-run.

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Video: ‘urban music is destroying black youth’

An award-winning music producer took to YouTube to express his feelings about the changes that have occurred in music on the radio. Producer/songwriter Carvin Haggins says that today’s music is “disrespectful”, “degrading” and that it tears “our children down.” 

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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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Lay off of Blue Ivy’s hair!

  The following piece originally appeared on Jet.com. It was written by Krishana Davis and appeared under the title of “Leave Blue Ivy’s Hair Alone!” By: Krishana Davis In the past three or four years as natural hair has become more mainstream—kinky curls are popping up on the heads of actresses in television commercials, curly […]

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Woman who left kids in car during job interview granted supervised visits

A woman accused of leaving her two young children alone in her vehicle while she attended a job interview was granted supervised visits with her children. Shanesha Taylor, 35, left her 8-month and 2-year-old sons unattended during a job interview in Scottsdale. 

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After 9-year-old placed in handcuffed and fingerprinted, community pushes for change

Community members in Portland are outraged after a 9-year-old girl was placed in handcuffs by police. Latoya Harris couldn’t believe what was happening as she watched officers cuff her daughter after showing up at her home to question the child about a fight that occurred a week prior. 

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Parents upset over sex education book

Parents in a St. Louis school district are upset over a controversial sex education book. The book, made available to students in the Francis Howell School District, is meant for kids 10 years and up. 

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Kim Kardashian expresses worries about racism, talks feelings before and after having biracial baby

Kim Kardashian is worried about racism. The reality star posted an essay on her website were she discusses how she felt about racism and discrimination before she had baby North with rapper Kanye West, and how she feels now:

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Report: mental health services lacking for poor youth in Washington

According to a study released by a Washington D.C. advocacy group, at least 5,000 of the District’s poorest children are not receiving adequate mental health treatment. The study, released by the Children’s Law Center, attempts to assess how well the District is caring for the city’s 96,000 children insured by Medicaid. 

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Hundreds of Nigerian girls kidnapped by terrorist group

Members of various CSOs protest against the delay in securing the release of the abducted schoolgirls who were kidnapped, in Abuja

For two weeks, family members have been waiting for any bit of information leading to relatives who were among 234 Nigerian school girls likely kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. The group has killed at least 2,300 people since 2010. In the first four months of this year alone, 1,500 people have died at […]

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