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Gay teen suicides are wake up call for nation

Over the past four weeks there have been six known suicides by students who were bullied at their schools because they were gay or perceived to be gay.

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Obama administration ends Bush abstinence-only sex education policy

The Obama administration has announced funding for comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention programs.

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Youth aim to rock the Nov. 2 vote

Despite what critics and polls are saying about young voters this election cycle, youth leaders say they are paying very close attention to what candidates are saying about the  issues.

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Women’s movement energized at national meet

BOSTON - National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill challenged feminist activists to block new attacks on Social Security and abortion rights, and elect women who will fight for women.

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You can change the world: young people today

Today's younger generation is playing a tremendous role in advancing the struggle for peace, democratic rights; economies and social justice.

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The big dig

Promoting environmental sustainability in Baltimore is the dream of green community activist Jerome Alexander who initiated a tree planting project recently.

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Despite high unemployment, Black teens more optimistic

Despite record levels of unemployment, Black young people, since the election of President Barack Obama, have become optimistic about the future, according to a number of recent studies.

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Mississippi court rules school violated lesbian student’s rights

The court said Itawamba Agricultural High School officials violated the student's First Amendment rights when it canceled the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend.

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Immigration moves higher on White House agenda

Immigrant rights activists, labor and faith-based leaders met with President Obama and White House advisers March 11 to discuss moving forward on immigration reform legislation.

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Where does Obama stand among young voters?

In an analysis by Gallup, data shows Obama's ratings among young voters remains high compared with ratings for past presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush during their administrations.

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