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Grief as Love & Memoir: Healing as a Multiracial Woman of Color through Remembrance of the Deaths of Women in My Family

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By Diamond 9:50 am April 7, 2015 By Annie Alexandrian “We must leave evidence. Evidence that we were here, that we existed, that we survived and loved and ached. Evidence of the wholeness we never felt and the immense sense of fullness we gave to each other. Evidence of who we were, who we thought […]

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Report: Illinois tops list of worst 10 states in country to raise black children

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:59 pm October 24, 2014 For many black children, finding the support they need in order to become successful is more than challenging. According to a study conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Illinois is the worst state in the country to raise black children. 

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World Health Organization declares Nigeria Ebola-free

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:06 am October 21, 2014 The World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus after a determined doctor and thousands of officials helped end the outbreak that is still wreaking havoc on other parts of West Africa. 

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Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood to host first annual 5k this November

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:39 am October 13, 2014 The Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side will be hosting its first 5K in November. The event, called Ditch the Weight and Guns 5K Walk and Run organized by Andrea Natay. She hopes that the event will draw nearly 1000 participants.

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Update: family of brain-dead teen wants her declared ‘alive’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:46 am October 2, 2014 The family of a 13-year-old Oakland, California girl who was declared brain-dead by doctors last years wants her status changed to “alive.” Jahi McMath slipped into a coma after suffering from cardiac arrest during a routine operation for sleep apnea in December. 

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Report: Eric Holder quit because of his health

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:20 am September 30, 2014 Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder shocked the nation with his sudden announcement that he was leaving his position with the White House. Now, reports are citing his health as the reason for his departure. 

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Report: black, Hispanic children have 50 percent chance of developing diabetes

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:46 pm August 19, 2014 According to a study published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, black and Hispanic children have about a 50 percent chance of developing diabetes over the course of their lifetimes. Americans overall have a 40 percent chance of developing the disease. 

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Report: U.S. life expectancy gap between whites and blacks shrinks in most states

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:01 pm August 11, 2014   According to a report released by the researchers at McGill University, the life expectancy gap between blacks and whites in America is shrinking in most states. The study, led by Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Sam Harper, analyzed data collected from 1990-2009.

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16-year-old opens gym in neighborhood to combat violence

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:34 am August 5, 2014   16-year-old high school athlete Ross Torrance saw what was happening in his community and decided to help make a change. Torrance, from Miami, opened a gym in his neighborhood to help people in the area get fit. He hopes to give people in his neighborhood access to gym […]

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Residents, city officials celebrate Whole Foods ground breaking ceremony in Englewood

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:42 am July 2, 2014 Six years ago, Ald. Joann Thompson (16th) traveled to the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas to push for retailers to bring their business to Chicago’s Englewood community. She came away with nothing. 

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