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There's A Troubling Amount Of Black Teens Missing In The UK

A growing trend of missing children of color in London has drawn major concerns from the public.

Over the past few weeks, authorities in the Enfield area have tweeted out several photos of teens of color who have gone missing. A post about the teens went viral on Thursday (Dec. 7) after many noticed the teens vanished within days of each other.

According to Enfield's government site, roughly 18.49 percent of black people make up the town's population of 331,395. Residents of the area have taken to social media to question the little details or media attention around the missing teens. A representative of the Enfield police stated joint and single investigations have been launched by the Missing Persons Unit to find out more information.

"We understand how upsetting it is that these young children are missing and our Missing Persons Unit is conducting a separate and full investigation into each child whilst also addressing the possibility that they could be missing together," the tweet says. In the meantime, they plan on using social media to spread the word. "We are using social media as an asset to try to get their faces known and to get information on their whereabouts to help with our investigations. If anyone has info please call our MPU and help us to locate them and reunite them with family and friends."

Studies have shown that missing children are sometimes runaways, but a report by The Times  has shed light on drug cartels who use teens to traffic drugs across borough lines. Over 700 cases have been uncovered by the National Crime Agency (NCA).

The startling case has also drawn comparisons to the missing black girls in the states. Earlier this year, the hashtag #MissingDCGgirls went viral after it was inaccurately reported that 14 girls went missing in a 24 hour period. Six girls were found and were missing for roughly a month.

Regardless, over 200,000 children and teens of color go missing yearly with little to no national attention. Organizations like Black & Missing have been applauded for raising awareness on the misrepresented.

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13-Year-Old Texas Girl Dies After Being Jumped Three Teenage Girls

A 13-year-old Texas girl was placed on life support after being jumped by three teenage girls last week, and the New York Daily News confirms the teen died.

Kashala Francis was walking home from Attucks Middle School Thursday (April 18) when she was jumped by two girls and kicked in the head by another. Cellphone recording of the incident shows the attackers laughing.

The girl's mother Mamie Jackson told reporters that Kashala came home with a bruise on her face, told her what happened but insisted she was fine. However, things quickly got worse.

That following Saturday, Jackson says Kashala went to a family member's house and was told she became delusional but was able to gather her bearings. On Sunday (April 21) Kashala called her mother and complained she felt weak and had a painful headache before lying down.

Jackson said soon after she called the ambulance because Kashala was unconscious. While at Texas Children's Hospital, it was discovered she had a tumor in the back of her head and had fluid buildup in her brain.

On Wednesday morning (April 24) Kashala died. Pending an autopsy, it's unclear if the young girl had the tumor prior to the fight, or if being kicked in the head caused the tumor, which resulted in her death. Until the autopsy can make the distinction, the case is being investigated as a homicide.

In an emailed stated to The Daily News, the school district stated it's offering students access to grief counselors.

"[The district] is deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of our students. We extend our sincere condolences to the student’s family, friends, teachers, and classmates."

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Blac Chyna Will Be Taking Harvard University Business Courses

It looks like Blac Chyna is taking her business goals very seriously, and will be continuing her schooling online at one of the country's most prestigious universities.

Per TMZ, Chyna has been admitted to online business courses at Harvard University. Her acceptance letter was sent to her on Monday (April 22), and she will be enrolled in a program called "Business Analytics."

Per Harvard's website, the course's curriculum "explores current topics in business analytics, such as quantitative methods, business and financial statistics, emerging ideas and technologies, big data, and data visualization." She will also reportedly "develop and test hypotheses, craft sound survey questions and draw conclusions from population samples."

"Where I'm at now is a stage of realization and growth!" Chyna told the gossip site about her new chapter. "I want to be great for myself and my kids. School is going to help me take things up a couple of notches. People are always talking about me, might as well talk about the good. I'm excited for the next chapter."

Earlier this week, Chyna wrote a lengthy statement on Instagram regarding change and growth.

"Blac Chyna doesn’t define Angela White as a person,” she wrote. “At 30, I am overwhelmed with the blessings I have. Being A mother of two amazing children. I don’t talk on things often, but I promise to give you guys more of me. Angela White perspective.”

Congrats to Ms. White on her exciting and challenging new chapter.

 

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Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as being where you do not belong! #newbeginnings

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Whitney Houston's Friend Robyn Crawford To 'Set Record Straight' About Relationship In Memoir

Whitney Houston's lifelong friend, assistant and rumored love interest Robyn Crawford will reportedly "set the record straight" about her relationship with the late singer in a tell-all memoir.

According to PEOPLE, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston will be released in the fall. Crawford, who was friends with Houston since they were children growing up in Newark, N.J., has rarely spoken about her relationship with the superstar.

"In A Song for You, Crawford, who served as Houston’s longtime confidante and executive assistant,'breaks her silence to share the moving and often complicated story of her life and relationship with Whitney,'" the publication writes.

It was believed that Houston and Crawford were in a secret romantic relationship. It was touched upon in the recently-released documentary Whitney, which Robyn did not participate in. It was discussed that Houston's family did not like the bond that the two had.

"I’ve never seen them do anything but I know that she was something that I didn’t want my sister to be involved with," Whitney's brother Gary stated in the documentary. Whitney decided to part ways with Robyn in the '90s, after she married Bobby Brown, and they did not talk for a long time.

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