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Homeless Teen’s Life Isn’t Perfect but her 4.0 GPA Is

Student. Homeless. Cheerleader. Prom Queen. Graduate. At 16, Destyni Tyree has gone through a lot. Living with her family at the DC homeless shelter, she hasn’t had what some may think of as a typical high school experience but she made the most of her experience. Sister. Daughter. Friend. Classmate. Hard-worker. Inspiration. Instead of letting …

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DC Youth Speak Out at Teen Summit

On Saturday, DC Councimember Kenyan R. McDuffie, held a Non-Violence Youth Summit in SE DC. The Ward 5 representative designed the summit to be Youth LED and a place where the city’s young people could speak on topics that affect them and their communities openly and honestly. While there were several adults in the audience, …

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Sporty Black Girls are Having the Best Week Ever

It’s Monday. Need some motivation? Check out these sports superstars, who are winning championship games on the world stage, making history, and having a collective best week ever. “We were able to break the [mold] and win a lot of grand slams and change the face of tennis … when tennis was very dominated by white …

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Meet the Beautiful Mind Behind Natural Goddess Hair Pudding Who Used her Pain to Fuel her Passion

Joi Zakiyyiah Taylor, 19, has been through a lot of pain in her young life. Since she was 12, she’s suffered from several chronic pain conditions that require hospitalization for weeks at a time and two years ago, she lost her best friend and brother when he suffered a fatal aneurysm. But Joi, who says she …

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10 Things Every Teen Should Know About Dating Abuse

When talking about teen dating violence, sometimes a lot of the conversation comes from people who are much older than teens and from people who aren’t affected by it and haven’t been affected by it in a long time. So here are 10 things that teen community activists working on this issue through Love is Respect want …