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13-year-old philanthropist, author & entrepreneur Maya Penn wows audience with TED talk

13-year-old Maya Penn is the CEO of Maya’s Ideas 4 The Planet. She sells her own knit scarves and hats online, and recently gave a TEDtalk on entrepreneurship. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast that showcases some of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference. The conference allows the world’s leading thinkers and […]

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Inspiring teen fighting cancer continues to live her life on the b-ball court

Ebony Nettles-Bey has been playing basketball since the second grade. Her passion for the game led her team to its first-team all conference honors and a scholarship offer from UW-Milwaukee. Nettles-Bey had a promising career in the sport ahead of her when she moved to Verona, Wisconsin this summer. Then she got the most devastating […]

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Black youth twice as likely to suffer from asthma-related complications

African American children are twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital for asthma-related complications. The findings are the conclusion of a study released by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The disparity is largely due to a greater burden of financial and social hardships faced by African American families.

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Black youth who face frequent discrimination at higher risk for deadly illnesses, diseases

Black youth who report experiencing frequent incidents of discrimination during adolescence are at a greater risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke in later years. The findings come at the conclusion of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia and Emory University. 

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Analysis: Youth violence in Chicago down 40 percent

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According to a new analysis, youth violence in Chicago dropped 40 percent over 2012. The report, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times focuses on shooting incidents involving victims 16 and younger. 

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Social Media Raises Awareness of HIV Testing Among African American Young Adults

By: Melissa Shaw A groundbreaking research project launched by the University of California in Los Angeles has found that Facebook can be a highly effective tool in encouraging young African Americans to talk candidly about sexually transmitted diseases and the importance of regular testing. While some may have initially doubted the acceptability of using Facebook to discuss […]

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Worldstar Hip Hop Presents: ‘The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago’

Worldstar Hip Hop has become a haven for videos that present mostly blacks in an unflattering light. But despite the site’s reputation, its latest  film, “The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago”, highlights a very serious issue that continues to plague our communities.

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New app gives juveniles second chance by expunging criminal records

A new app created by the Juvenile Justice Council is seeking to clear the path for juveniles with criminal records. Expunge.io seeks to inform juveniles about the importance of erasing their criminal backgrounds.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, panelist say jobs are the key to solving gun violence

Rev. Al Sharpton seems to be keeping his promise of placing a spotlight on Chicago violence. During a town hall meeting on Thursday at Hyde Park Academy on the city’s south side, Sharpton and other leaders echoed the notion that jobs are the key to reducing crime in the city.

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