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Keke Palmer inspires young girls through partnership with non-profit

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 about themselves.

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Producers seeking stories from young people of color for ‘Woke Up Black. Again.’

The director and producer of  a critically-acclaimed documentary centered around the lives of the young black experience is giving more individuals the chance to be featured. Woke Up Black. Again. is the sequel to Mary F. Morten’s film, Woke Up Black. 

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands Teen Vogue feature

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As if getting a documentary produced by the legendary Spike Lee and starring in a Chevrolet commercial that ran during the World Series isn’t enough, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis now has yet another big achievement to add to her list. The baseball star has a feature in Teen Vogue. 

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Two Bronx boys attacked, called ‘Ebola’ due to health scare

On Friday, a group of students in New York attacked two of their peers while yelling “Ebola” at the brothers who had recently returned from Senegal. The New York Department of Education confirmed the incident occurred. The boys were pushed and shoved. 

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

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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Low-income students get a little help with college loans

The Department of Education announced changes to its Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program last week. The Department says the rule will help more students and families pay for college, and ensure that they have the proper tools and resources to make sound decisions about financing their education. 

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

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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Man orphaned by Rwandan genocide awarded full ride to Harvard

At just 9-years-old, Justus Uwayesu became an orphan and street beggar in Rwanda. He had not bathed in more than a year when an American charity worker, Clare Effiong found him. Fast forward 13 years and Mr. Uwayesu isn’t just living in a different world, but rising through the academic ranks of not just his […]

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Activists call for tracking of police misconduct by FBI

Activists in Ferguson have collected 200,000 signatures backing their demand that federal agencies address the national trend of police brutality with major reforms. The activists are calling for the collection and release of comprehensive data on how many Americans are killed by law enforcement officers annually. 

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Autopsy: Vonderrit Myers shot 6 times from behind

An independent autopsy has revealed that 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers was shot a total of eight times, with six of the bullets entering his body from behind. Dr. Cyril Wecht, a forensic pathologist who investigated the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and JonBenet Ramsey, conducted the examination at the request of Myers’ family. Welcht […]

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