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Keke Palmer inspires young girls through partnership with non-profit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:37 pm October 31, 2014 By landing a role in the Broadway version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and making history as the youngest Talk Show host in American history, it’s safe to say that Keke Palmer is a role model. Now, the actress is partnering with Saving Our Daughters to help other girls feel good […]

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Black and missing: these two Chicago teens have been missing since the summer

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:09 pm October 27, 2014 Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two 15-year-old Chicago girls who have been missing since the summer. Destiny “Sweetie” Wilson was last seen June 15 at her home in the 2300 block of North Ashland in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. 

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With new report, NWLC calls for equal opportunities for African American girls

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:45 am September 26, 2014 The National Women’s Law Center has released a new report that shows how dire it is for African American girls. As battles ensue for racial and gender equality, the NWLC’s report, “Unlocking Opportunity for African-American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity,” advocates for the dissolution of […]

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Queen Like Me: new children’s book tells stories of powerful black women

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:56 pm July 21, 2014 There’s a new book available that seeks to empower young black girls. And it’s doing so by telling the true stories of 15 influential women from the past and present. Queen Like Me: The True Story of Girls Who Changed the World, chronicles the life and times […]

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Update: more than 60 Nigerian girls and women escape kidnappers

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:31 am July 7, 2014 More than 60 Nigerian girls and women who were kidnapped by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape.

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A list of empowering books for little black girls

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:02 am July 2, 2014 It’s difficult for girls of color to build a healthy self esteem in this world. With images telling them that how they look isn’t quite good enough, it’s very important for little girls to have a great sense of self worth and empowerment about not just their […]

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Texas basketball players killed in car accident

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:46 pm June 5, 2014 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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$3 million bond set for man accused of giving niece gun used to kill teen


By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:00 pm April 30, 2014 A man accused of providing a gun used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin on Monday was order held on $3 million bond. Donnell Flora, 25, gave his 14-year-old niece a loaded .38 caliber revolver and accompanied her to the fight on Monday in Chicago, prosecutors say. 

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Woman throws children from burning building, little girls who rescued them hailed as heroes


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:49 pm March 27, 2014 Two young girls are being hailed as heroes after helping to rescue three young children from a burning building in Decatur, Georgia. Marie Anelus and her family lost almost everything after their neighbor’s apartment caught fire. But she and her husband Harold did not lose their children. 

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‘Ban Bossy’ campaign seeks to empower young girls to become leaders

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:10 am March 11, 2014 In an effort to reclaim the word “leader” for young girls, organizers of a new campaign are encouraging everyone to ban the word “bossy.” 

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