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19 Year-Old Darrell Wallace Is The Fourth African American Driver to Race a Full Season in a NASCAR Series

Darrell Wallace is making history as the fourth black driver to race in a NASCAR series. He’ll drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series. Congrats, Darrell! Good luck on Friday!

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BYP’s Aisha Truss-Miller and Chris Buford Discuss Gun Violence, Obama Visit on NPR

Featured on NPR program Tell Me More, Aisha and Chris discuss their experiences as young people growing up in Chicago, the systemic challenges young people face, and what they’d like to hear from President Obama tomorrow. Check it out!

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Teacher Suspended for Pouring Pencil Shavings Down Student’s Throat

8th grader Marquis Jay was sitting in his chair, leaning his head back with his mouth open, when his teacher walked over and poured pencil shavings into his mouth. The teacher was suspended, but has since resumed work. Should the teacher be fired?

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Hundreds Gather to Attend Funeral for Hadiya Pendleton

Hundreds packed the funeral of 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday. Attendees heard remarks from her loved ones that painted a heartfelt, deeply personal portrait of the young lady; a loving daughter, and great best friend, a normal teenager.

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Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: February 4 – 10

Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. This week: “Incarceration is not only answer to urban youth violence,” “Chicago gets ‘F’ for efforts to stop youth violence,” and more!

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7 Year-Old Zora Ball Is Youngest Person to Create Mobile Video Game

Zora Ball, a 7-year-old Philadelphia girl, has become the youngest person to create a mobile video game! Fantastic, Zora! Look for big things from this girl in the future!

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Will Speak at Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

According to the NBC Chicago, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will attend Hadiya Pendleton’s funeral. He will reportedly speak at her funeral as well. The funeral will be held at the Greater Harvest Baptist Church, at 5121 State Street in Chicago at 9am.

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BYP Blogger Jonathan Lykes Named One of The Root.com’s Young Futurists of 2013!

BYP’s very own Jonathan Lykes has been featured as one of TheRoot.com’s Young Futurists of 2013; a list that highlights the year’s best and brightest black innovators between the ages of 16 and 22. Congratulations Jonathan! Keep up the phenomenal work!

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19 Year-Old Sloane Stephens Scores Major Upset Over Serena Williams

19 year-old American tennis player Sloane Stephens shocked the world, defeating superstar competitor Serena Williams in the Australian Open Quarterfinals. She will face top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals. Congratulations Sloane! Good luck in the semifinals…

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‘Fruitvale,’ A Film About the Shooting of Oscar Grant, Opens to Rave Reviews at Sundance

A film chronicling the tragic murder of 22 year-old Oscar Grant has opened to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Are you happy to see this important story brought to the big screen? Will you see Fruitvale?

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