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Obama renames African Leaders Program after Nelson Mandela

President Obama will rename a program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders after late former South African President Nelson Mandela. Obama is expected to announce the name change at a town hall-style event Monday in Washington. 

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19-year-old is on his way to curing colon cancer

And here’s another story that goes into the “Amazing 101″ file. A 19-year-old Chicago teenager may very well be on his way to curing colon cancer! Keven Stonewall, who works at in a Rush University lab while still in high school, revealed a critical age-related drawback in an experimental vaccine aimed at preventing colon cancer […]

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BYP100 makes list of ‘Leaders of the New School’

The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has ranked among Empowerment Magazine’s “8 ‘Leaders of the New School’ in Civil Rights You Should Know.“ 

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16-year-old drugged and raped, finds out via social media after peers make fun of incident

A 16-year-old Houston girl says she found out she was drugged and raped via social media. While it is not our policy to disclose the identity of rape victims, the teen, along with her mother’s blessing, does not want to hide her identity. Jada told KHOU 11 that she has nothing to hide, and wants […]

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BYP100: ‘violence in Chicago is very personal’

More than 80 people were shot in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend.  15 of the victims have died. Residents in the city are fed up with the senseless violence, but many feel helpless. But members of the BYP100 are taking a stand against the tragedy, even if it means being in the thick of […]

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14-year-old boy risks life to save disabled man, dog from deadly fire

Because of Latrell McCockran’s bravery, a man is alive today. The 14-year-old Bay area teenager is being hailed as a hero after risking his life to save a disabled man and his dog from a burning building.

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White district sends black youth back to failing schools

Hundreds of mostly poor students of color will be sent back to their home districts next school year. The students used  controversial Missouri law to transfer out of the failing schools, to enter better schools in predominately white neighborhoods. 

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Video: 9-year-old girl courted by college basketball team

A 9-year-old girl who is super skilled in basketball is being scouted by the University of Miami Coral Gables. Jaden Newman, who is in the fourth grade, currently plays on her local high school’s varsity squad. She was sent an official recruitment letter and has already toured the campus.

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Gabby Douglas honored with wax figure at Madame Tussauds

Gymnast and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas became the first star to unveil her wax figure at San Francisco’s newest wax attraction, Madame Tussauds San Francisco.

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In first appearance, Englewood teen upsets in French Open

Tennis player Taylor Townsend ranks No. 205 in the world. She won her first-round match at the French Open, beating fellow American and 62nd ranked Vania King, 7-5, 6-1. 

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