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S.T.E.A.M. Champs (NEW YORK) — Former WNBA player Niesha Butler has opened the first Afro-Latina-owned STEM camp, S.T.E.A.M. Champs, in New York City to reduce accessibility barriers to tech educational resources for Brooklyn youth. “If a kid could actually say that they can be LeBron James, and roll it off their tongue as easy as that, […]

Natyana Muhammad (WAYNE, N.J.) — A mother is speaking out after she claims her 2-year-old daughter was deliberately ignored by a Chuck E. Cheese employee on Saturday at the Route 23 location in Wayne, New Jersey. The family was attending a birthday party at the Chuck E. Cheese location when the alleged incident took place. […]

Courtesy the Arroyo family (NEW YORK) — A Wisconsin family is suing TikTok after their 9-year-old daughter died attempting the so-called “blackout challenge” popularized on social media. Arriani Jaileen Arroyo died by asphyxiation on Feb. 26, 2021. Now, her family, along with the parents of 8-year-old Lalani Walton of Texas, who also died of asphyxiation […]

Oxford MS Police Department (OXFORD, Miss.) — The search continues for 20-year-old Ole Miss student Jimmie “Jay” Lee, who has now been missing for 10 days. Lee was last seen on the morning of July 8 after leaving the Campus Walk Apartments dressed in “a silver robe or housecoat, gold cap, and gray slippers,” according […]

Ethan Miller/Getty Images (LAS VEGAS) — The Las Vegas Raiders welcomed Sandra Douglass Morgan, the first Black woman ever to serve as team president in NFL history, on Thursday. “It is the honor of a lifetime to join the Raiders at one of the most defining times in the team’s history,” Morgan said in a […]

Alderwoman Jeanette Taylor is pictured with Chicago youth attending the 20th ward’s annual youth forum. – Courtesy Alderwoman Jeanette Taylor (CHICAGO) — As a 19-year-old, Jeanette Taylor was a single mother raising three children inside a one-bedroom apartment she shared with her mother, brother, sister and her niece. She knew they needed their own space, […]

Miami Heat (MIAMI) — The Miami Heat partnered with the City of Miami Police Department and nonprofit organization Dedication to Community (D2C) in April to try and mend the relationship between the Miami community, and their officers. The program’s training includes workshops with instruction and discussions between community members and police officers led by founder […]

United We Dream (WASHINGTON) — In 2012, the Obama administration introduced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, protecting all eligible immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation. “DACA gave me hope,” program recipient Eddie Ramirez told ABC News. “And the biggest thing [DACA] gave me was a Social Security number […]