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Chemotherapy Didn’t Stop This Driven Young Woman from Becoming Youngest ...

The lives of disabled students can be difficult and stressful, because balancing treatment and education is no easy task. In some cases, schools are unaccommodating and peers can be mean-spirited. Nyla Smith, a 20-year-old motivational ...
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Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson livestreams arrest in Baton ...

To cap off a week in which three African-American men were fatally shot by police, two cities affected by such violence faced massive protests and massive arrests and we still have the white guy who ...
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Jesse Williams Prediction…. They Chose the Ladder

After the chain of sad situations this week, I guess the other side chose the ladder and now the RE-Structuring Begins! ~ SwaggGirl
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Howard University is selling the first and only black-owned public ...

This week has a been a rough one for black-owned media outlets. Tuesday evening, news spread that after 71 years, Johnson Publishing sold Ebony and Jet magazine to Clear View Group. As if that wasn’t heartbreaking ...
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Recent Hampton grad released from jail after being stopped 3 ...

A few days ago, Blavity reported on Hampton alum Kai Kitchens and her run-in with the police while driving. As you may recall, she was stopped three times in thirty minutes and then arrested. After being ...
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Willow Smith Explains the Importance of Her Chanel Campaign: ‘It’s ...

Willow Smith visibility as a Chanel ambassador is major. The 15-year-old recently sat down with The Telegraph and opened up about what her new position means to her. “It’s not every day that a 15-year-old ...
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The day two high schoolers were the two fastest men ...

EUGENE, Ore. – The two fastest high schoolers in the nation were the two fastest Americans period on Thursday. Noah Lyles and Michael Norman, both 18 years old, both racing against men who have won ...
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This is the face of the ISIS sex slave market

KHANKE, Iraq — The advertisement on the Telegram app is as chilling as it is incongruous: A girl for sale is “Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old…. Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be ...
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Meet Olympic Favorite Simone Biles — She Just Made Gymnastics ...

Simone Biles is the Michael Jordan of gymnastics, and she has the receipts to prove it.  The 4-foot-9, 19-year-old beauty has been snatching titles and wowing the crowd left and right before she sets the summer ...
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Homeless Teen Graduates High School 2 Years Early With 4.0 ...

The super star 16-year-old Destyni Tyree is homeless and lives at a Washington, D.C. homeless shelter with her family. Despite her challenges, Destyni recently graduated from high school TWO years early with a 4.0 GPA and ...