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Simmons College of Kentucky gains accreditation, becomes second HBCU in state

Simmons College  has become accredited as the first private Historically Black Collegiate University, making it only the second HBCU in the state of Kentucky.

Simmons joins Kentucky State University, a public institution. 

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Study: Americans don’t care about race relations or climate change

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According to a recent Gallup survey released Wednesday, Americans aren’t really concerned with race relations in the country.

In fact, the category ranked the lowest on the list of concerns. Climate change ranked just slightly above “race relations.” 

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Model poses in blackface, ethnicwear for Vogue

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Will the racially insensitive act of Blackface ever die? Doesn’t seem like it will. Earlier this week we wrote about a Kentucky assistant pastor who dressed in Blackface for a boxing match.

Now, the latest method of offense is brought to us by Vogue Italia. 

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12-year-old Najah Lorde sells 2,833 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, becomes NYC’s top seller

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Najah Lorde, of Queens, New York has a reason to be proud. The 12-year-old girl scout sold 2,833 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, making her the top seller in the city.

Lorde, who sold 1,111 boxes last year, pushed the cookies to school pals, church members and family. 

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Report that missing plane flew for hours ‘inaccurate’

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been missing since Saturday. While authorities are trying to figure out how a plane containing 239 passengers disappears, they’ve been coming up with more dead ends than leads.

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Update: Darren Sharper in LA court today

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Former NFL star Darren Sharper returns to court Thursday for a hearing in Los Angeles that will determine whether he is released on bail.

The decision follows a new set of charges against Sharper alleging that he sexually assaulted and drugged two women in Tempe, Ariz. last year. 

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Study: Public, police view black youth as older, less innocent than whites

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New research released by the American Psychological Association reveals that both members of the public and law enforcement officials view black youth, particularly black boys, as less innocent than their white counterparts. 

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After loss, wrestler congratulates opponent’s father who is battling cancer

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A Minnesota Class 3A state high school wrestling contender may have lost his match, but he won the hearts of many this week.

St. Michael Alberville High School sophomore Mitchell McKee wanted to win the state championship for his father, and he did by pinning Blaine High sophomore Malik Stewart around 1:22 in the face-off.

McKee’s father is battling terminal cancer and has just months to live. What Stewart did after the win was nothing short of wonderful.

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Weekly News Roundup

Radio Interview: #blacktwitter & the Oscars

Each week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison joins “Music Vox” Host Jesse Menendez on 90.7FM to discuss the latest current events covered by the Black Youth Project.

In this episode they get to the #dangerousblackkids hashtag, as well as income inequality at the Oscars.



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Honeymaid follows Cheerios’ lead: releases commercial featuring diverse non-traditional families

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Cheerios released not one, but two awesome Super Bowl ads over the past two years featuring an interracial couple.

Despite the wave of backlash received by racists, yet another company has decided to model their advertising after Cheerios.

The latest Honeymaid commercial shows multiple families: gay, straight, interracial, punk rocker…and they all are enjoying the snack while doing regular activities that say a “traditional” family would.

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