In , a total of , babies were born to women aged 15—19 years, for a birth rate of This is another record low for U. Although reasons for the declines are not totally clear, evidence suggests these declines are due to more teens abstaining from sexual activity, and more teens who are sexually active using birth control than in previous years. Still, the U. Teen birth rates declined from to for most racial groups and for Hispanics. In , the birth rates of Hispanic teens Among some states with low overall teen birth rates, some counties have high teen birth rates. Text version of this graph.
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Five Black teenagers left their homes in a neighborhood in Cali, Colombia, to fly their kites and play on a recent August morning. By midday, their mothers were looking for them. The murders in the impoverished Llano Verde neighborhood have shocked a nation accustomed to violence and shone a light on those disproportionately affected by it: ethnic minorities. It also illuminates the cracks in a fragile peace deal designed to reduce violence. The slaughter of the five teenagers marks a new and disturbing low for a country struggling to free itself from five decades of brutal armed conflict. On August 13, two days after the boys were killed, a grenade was thrown at the police station in Llano Verde. The attack injured 15 people and left one man dead.
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T he weight of the world seems heavier than ever right now. The incomprehensible killing of George Floyd has shone a bright light, yet again, on the pervasive racism faced daily by the black community. A space that shines a light on stories that seek to be inclusive and anti-racist. No reader is too young to start their journey, and A Is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara proves that. In a tiny board book that is meant for small hands and young minds, Nagara provides an alphabetised guide through what makes an activist.
The girls, ages 13 and 15, were found by one of their mothers more than three miles away, police said, and have since been reunited with their families after interviews with investigators. It was an extraordinary example of just how deeply rooted the frustration and mistrust in the police can be in Milwaukee's communities of color. Prominent local activists accused the police of not trying hard enough to find missing persons. Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales described the crowd's actions as "vigilantism. According to accounts from Milwaukee police and fire departments, along with hours of videos posted to social media:. Around 5 p. Sunday, two girls, ages 13 and 15, were last seen in the block of North 21st Street. They were reported missing four hours later, Sgt. Efrain Cornejo said.