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Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls to Report on D.C.’s Missing Teens

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A congressional caucus founded by Kelly, Rep. Yvette Clarke and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman in 2016 plans to present a report by the end of the year on how to solve the problem of missing black children nationwide. “We don’t want to just talk about...

Florida Principal Wanted to Separate White Students from Black Students in Classrooms

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The principal at Campbell Park Elementary School has requested to transfer out of her job and into a role inside the school district headquarters because she says her actions “are a distraction to the school and learning atmosphere.” Community members in St Petersburg are calling...

#BlackExcellence: Georgia Twins Land $900k in Scholarships

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A pair of Georgia twins have their hearts set on attending Howard University in the fall, and money won’t be a thing because they’ve landed over $900,000 in scholarships. Akhya C. and Akhea S. Mitchell both attend Troup County Comprehensive High School in LaGrange, Georgia,...

Michigan Community Demands Police Protocol Changes After 5 Little Boys Are Held at Gunpoint

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Dozens of people demanded a change in police protocol after an incident where officers drew their guns on five young, unarmed boys. On March 24, Grand Rapids police had their guns drawn on a group of young boys who were walking home after playing basketball....

Young Couple Commit Suicide Days Apart

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Last week, Mercedes Smith, 18, a communication freshman and member of the Lindsey Wilson College track and field team from Cincinnati, OH, committed suicide in her dorm room. “We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mercedes,” said Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey...

Barack and Michelle Obama Are Still Living Their Best Lives on Vacation

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Ever since leaving the White House, Barack and Michelle Obama have been living their lives footloose and fancy free while on vacation. The former president was spotted being Michelle Obama’s Instagram husband on a boat near the French Polynesian island Moorea. The fantastic yacht belongs...