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The Young Belle Project is a mentoring program targeted towards empowering young girls through its mission — “Building an Extraordinary, Liberated and Luminous Essence in Young Women” by giving them the essentials needed to plan and execute successful lives. The Young Belle Project was founded by Tiffany Brown in 2013. On Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, The Young…

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Chicago continues to make headlines in unfavorable ways. According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, thus far in 2016, over 1k people have been shot in the city. The pace is exceeding the peak numbers experienced in the ’90s. The total amount of shootings stands at 1,008 as of Wednesday and included a 16-year-old boy,…

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It can be argued that this is one of the most volatile times in our nation’s history. Racism is the undercurrent of many a discussion and Black youth are being viewed as thugs and criminals by some of our most respected politicians. Unemployment, disenfranchisement and poor education leads to an environment that produces individuals who will not be beneficial…

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The recent altercation between a Spring Valley High School student and a now-fired school resource officer has raised many questions regarding student conduct. More specifically, how do schools deal with children who have emotional or psychological issues? Currently, the focus is on Black students but it is an issue that affects all races. When a…

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