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13 Year-Old Shardae Simmonds Uses CPR to Save Her Father’s Life

13 year-old Shardae Simmonds is making headlines after using CPR to save her father’s life. When her father was found not breathing, she called 911 and then sprung into action. So proud of this young lady!

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Editorial Asks “Where Are Ordinary Black Youth in Popular Culture?”

A recent editorial asks the question, “Where Are Ordinary Black Youth in Popular Culture?” Are the stories of black youth that are “neither marginalized or at the proverbial mountaintop” invisible to mainstream America?

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Central Park Five Documentary Airs Tonight on PBS

Ken Burn’s new documentary Central Park Five premieres tonight on PBS. The film recounts the “Central Park Jogger” case, in which five black and Hispanic young men were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York’s Central Park.

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Chicago HS B-Ball Star Jabari Parker Is Proud to Represent Young Black Males Going to College

Set to attend Duke U. next year as one of their most buzzed-about recruits in years, Jabari Parker says his greatest joy is being able to set a good example for other young people, and to help change the narrative surrounding Chicago’s youth.

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Weekly News Roundup

Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: April 1 – 7

Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. This week: “Mental Health Disparities Endanger Chicago’s Youth,” “Race and the NYPD: It’s Complicated,” and more!

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News Flash

Mystery of Abandoned Toddler’s Identity Solved Thanks to Social Media

The identity of a 4 year-old girl abandoned on a stranger’s doorstep has been solved, due in large part to social media. Over 2 million people re-posted photos of the little girl, eventually leading to a tip that identified her as Zoe Brown.

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Two Teens Accused of Murdering 13 Month-Old Baby Will Be Tried as Adults

The two Georgia teens accused of killing 13-month old Antonio Santiago and shooting his mother in the leg will reportedly be tried as adults. Prosecution will not seek the death penalty. Thoughts on this case? Do you agree with the decision to try these young men as adults?

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High School Wrestler Without Arms or Legs Wins First Match!

Though St. Paul, Minnesota teen Caleb Smith lost his arms and legs after a bout with meningitis, he hasn’t let that stop him from pursuing his passion, amateur wrestling. And he recently won his first match! Such an inspiring story. Good luck, Caleb!

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Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: Feb. 25 – March 3

Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. This week: “Wanted: more black male teachers,” “Lives of Black Youth are Disposable in America,” and more!

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Remembering Trayvon Martin, and Protecting Our Youth

One year ago today, Trayvon Martin was gunned down by George Zimmerman. How can we work so that the deaths of youth like Martin, and the countless others whose names we don’t know, are not in vain?

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