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Chief Keef In Police Custody After Violating Probation

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, controversial teen rapper Chief Keef has been taken into police custody. A judge has ruled that the Chicago emcee has violated his probation. Thoughts on Chief Keef’s latest legal woes? Are you a fan? Do you think he gets a bad rap, or is it deserved?

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Abducted 5 Year-Old Philadelphia Girl Found ALIVE

Nailla Robinson, a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl who was abducted from her elementary school has been found alive. But the ease with which she was abducted from her school raises serious concerns about school policy regarding pick-up and drop-off of students. What should be done?

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Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis is Youngest Ever Best Actress Nominee

Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of a young girl struggling to survive in the Delta with her father as a massive storm approaches. The film’s star, 9 year-old Quvenzhané Wallis is now the youngest performer ever nominated in the lead actress category.

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Philly Teen Cameron Clarke Scores PERFECT 2400 On SATs

18 year-old Philadelphia student Cameron Clarke is making headlines for scoring a perfect 2400 on the SATs. Out of 1.66 million test takers, Cameron is one of only 360 who scored a 2400. AMAZING! Congrats, Cameron!

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Wisconsin Student Suspended for Placing Noose and KKK Symbols on Black Peer’s Desk

A student has been suspended from a Wisconsin high school for placing a noose and KKK symbols on a female black students desk. Should the perpetrator of this “joke” face harsher consequences? Have you ever been the victim of racist bullying?

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505 Chicagoans Murdered in 2012; Including 108 Young People

In all, 505 (mostly Black and Latino) Chicagoans were murdered in 2012, including 108 young people. The awesome Black Star Project has collected the names of the 108 youth who lost their lives to violence. We too wish to honor these young lives…

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19 Year-Old Britney Exline Is Youngest African American Engineer in the U.S.

At 19 year-old, Britney Exline is the youngest engineer to ever graduate from Penn, and our nation’s youngest African American engineer! Congratulations, Britney! We see big things on the horizon for this young lady

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Weekly News Roundup

Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: December 4 – 11

 Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. Click here to check out our archive of weekly news round-ups, and check back every Monday for a new roundup of headlines about young black America

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Brandon Jackson Defends Himself After Being Jumped By White Mob; Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison!

At 21 years-old, Brandon Jackson was jumped by 7 or 8 White males. He defended himself, and yet he’s the only one to be charged with a crime. His punishment; 12 years in prison for attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon. Is this justice?

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Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: November 27 – Dec 3

 Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. Click here to check out our archive of weekly news round-ups, and check back every Monday for a new roundup of headlines about young black America

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