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Members launch first Youth-led organization

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Youth members who were involved with Detroit-based YOUTH VOICE have started a new organization. YOUTH VOICE is a project of the Harriet Tubman Center. 

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Report: inner city youth suffer from ‘hood disease’, drastic effects on health

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 30 percent of inner city youth in Oakland suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Doctors at Harvard said they actually suffer from a more complex form of PTSD that some refer to as “hood disease.” 

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Voto Latino, MacArthur Foundation announces $500,000 VL Innovators Challenge

Voto Latino, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Google is teaming up to present the $500,000 VL Innovators Challenge. The tech competition will provide 10-15 Millennial-led projects that improve the lives of Latinos in the U.S. with $10,000-$100,000.

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Sixth person charged in death of Endia Martin

A sixth man has been charged in connection to the murder of 14-year-old Endia Martin. Floyd Evans is accused of illegally obtaining the gun used in the Monday afternoon shooting in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. 

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Shocking footage reveals teachers aides abusing child

A teacher turned over shocking secret footage to police which allegedly shows two teachers aides slapping and choking a special needs student before knocking him off a chair. The video, filmed at Harper-Archer Middle School in Atlanta, shows four days of action filmed by an anonymous teacher who says the principal did not act on […]

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Rhymefest releases new album, donates a portion of profits to Donda’s House

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Grammy award-winning rapper Rhymefest has teamed up with Pledge Music to raise awareness and funds about violence in the community. The Chicago-based rapper and activist is releasing his album, “Violence is Sexy” via the platform, which allows users to purchase music via a pledge or donation. 

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Kanye West, Common create more than 20,000 jobs for Chicago Youth

At a press conference held last Wednesday, rapper-turned-actor Common announced that his foundation has joined forces with Kanye West’s company DONDA’s House Inc. along with the Chicago Urban League to create more than 20,000 jobs for youth in Chicago. 

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Fourth grader denied right to play on school basketball team

A top player for a school basketball team has been banned from playing an an upcoming game because she is a female. Jaelyn Bates, a fourth grader at Frey Basketball Academy, says she was told she can no longer compete with her teammates. 

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Events

America’s Most Wanted: Hip hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex

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The University of Chicago’s Race Center hopes to spark useful dialogue with their event, “America’s Most Wanted: Hip hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex.” AMERICA’s MOST WANTED examines the prison crisis by placing two of America’s most influential industries in the crosshairs: corporate-owned media and entertainment. 

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Major changes coming to popular standardized test, could boost black student performance

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Students in America’s schools will face a redesigned standardized test in the coming months. Curators of the Spring 2016 SAT test books say they are more focused and useful than ever. The changes could boost the success rate of black students. Major changes are described below. 

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