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Teen influencer Danielle Cohn appeared to suggest she was really 14 in an Instagram live, reviving questions about her age

Fans and critics of Danielle Cohn have speculated about whether she's really 16 or if she's actually younger. 

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Fans and critics of Danielle Cohn have speculated about whether she’s really 16 or if she’s actually younger.
  • Controversial teen influencer Danielle Cohn has been the subject of scrutiny for years, particuarly over questions about her real age.

  • Cohn and her mother say she turned 16 in March 2020, but Cohn’s father wrote an explosive Facebook post last year claiming she was actually only 13 at the time, which would make her 14 today.

  • In a recent livestream, Cohn was answering fan questions about whether she’d have a baby with her current boyfriend, and Cohn said she would consider it in “5 or 6 years” — when she is “19 or 20.”

  • That timeline would make her 14 now, but Cohn’s mother says she simply did the math wrong.

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Teen leading in Kansas race admits blackmail, revenge porn

TOPEKA, Kan. — Democrats are scrambling to deal with the strong possibility that a 19-year-old candidate for a Kansas House seat in Kansas City will unseat a veteran lawmaker despite making incendiary comments on social media and acknowledging abusive behavior online toward girls in middle school.

Aaron Coleman, a dishwasher and community college student, holds a five-vote lead over seven-term state Rep. Stan Frownfelter, a 69-year-old small business owner. Officials in their home of Wyandotte County are scheduled to meet Monday to review provisional ballots and decide whether to count them, potentially altering Coleman’s 807-802 lead in voting.

Coleman is running a liberal platform that includes universal health coverage, eliminating college tuition, defunding the police and legalizing marijuana. But he received more attention for a social media post suggesting he would “laugh and giggle” if a former GOP state lawmaker died of COVID-19, another post endorsing abortion up to the

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the former Hong Kong teen activist China wants to silence

Arrested for alleged national security crimes, Agnes Chow hails from a generation of Hong Kong democracy activists who cut their teeth in politics as teenagers and are now being steadily silenced by China.

The media cameras flashed incessantly as the 23-year-old was led handcuffed from her apartment on Monday evening by police officers with Hong Kong’s new national security unit.

She is one of the first opposition politicians to be arrested under Beijing’s new security law — on a charge of “colluding with foreign forces” — and could face up to life in jail if convicted.

For Chow, Monday’s arrest was the latest in a long line of confrontations with China’s authoritarian leaders and their Hong Kong proxies.

Chow has described growing up in an apolitical Catholic household.

But at the age of 15 she joined a youth-led movement protesting against plans to implement “moral and national education” in public

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Teen influencer Danielle Cohn spoke openly about her abortion after becoming embroiled in controversy. Here’s how the social media star rose to prominence online.

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Danielle Cohn

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  • Influencer and musician Danielle Cohn, who boasts 18.2 million TikTok followers and 1.8 million YouTube subscribers, has become an online sensation thanks to her lip-syncing videos and controversial social media presence.

  • Since the social media star rose to prominence in 2016, fans and critics have speculated about her age and expressed concern about her sexualized social media presence.

  • Cohn made headlines in July when she made a video addressing a leaked audio clip that revealed that she had an abortion earlier this year.

  • Since posting the video, Cohn has received support from fans who “respected” her decision and transparency, but others remained concerned about her age and relationships.

  • Cohn’s mother, Jennifer Archambault, has described the situation as “painful,” and she hopes her daughter can heal out of the spotlight.

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With 18.2 million TikTok followers, 4.7 million Instagram followers,

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Manhattan Beach Teen Creates Non-Profit To Fight Food Insecurity

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — With Manhattan Beach’s Ryan Rossow at its helm, you know The South Bay Food Initiative is going to feed people in need, and lots of them. The Mira Costa High School Class of 2020 graduate has always been determined and skilled at making things happen.

Several years ago, he started The South Bay Food Initiative, and he’s taken those initial steps and turned a heartfelt project into a non-profit organization, all the while giving other high school students and community members the opportunity to serve those in need by volunteering. This summer, due to COVID-19, Rossow has been extremely busy running the non-profit and schooling the group’s next president, Rex Robins, another MCHS student. Rossow heads to Vanderbilt University soon to begin his freshman year of college.

“Food insecurity affects people from all walks of life,” he told Manhattan Beach Patch. “Here in Los Angeles we

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Case of teen jailed for missing online classwork shows how schools and courts oppress Black students

While school districts all over the country grapple with how to best educate youth this upcoming academic year during a global pandemic, one Michigan teen sits in a juvenile detention center with no prospect of returning to in-person or remote learning anytime soon. The 15-year-old, identified only as Grace, has been in jail since May because she violated the terms of her probation by not completing her online coursework, according to a new report co-authored by ProPublica Illinois and the Detroit Free Press.

Grace, who is Black and has diagnosed ADHD, was on probation for fighting with her mom and stealing a cellphone from a classmate. After her school transitioned to remote learning on April 15, Grace said she felt unmotivated and overwhelmed by the work for her school, located in the predominantly white community of Beverly Hills, Mich.

That’s true of many students displaced from their schools, but, calling

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Teen jailed for missing online classwork shows how schools and courts oppress Black students

While school districts all over the country grapple with how to best educate youth this upcoming academic year during a global pandemic, one Michigan teen sits in a juvenile detention center with no prospect of returning to in-person or remote learning any time soon. The 15-year-old, only identified as Grace, has been in jail since May because she violated the terms of her probation by not completing her online coursework, according to a new report co-authored by ProPublica Illinois and The Detroit Free Press.

Grace, who is Black and has diagnosed ADHD, was on probation for fighting with her mom and stealing a cell phone from a classmate. After her school transitioned to remote learning on April 15, Grace said she felt unmotivated and overwhelmed by the work for her school, located in the predominantly white community of Beverly Hills, Michigan.

That’s true of many students displaced from their schools,

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Michigan Judge Refuses To Free Teen Jailed After Skipping Schoolwork

A Michigan judge has refused to release a 15-year-old Black high school student who was incarcerated after failing to complete her online schoolwork, which the judge said violated her probation.

Oakland County Circuit Judge Mary Ellen Brennan, who denied the motion for early release on Monday, said the teen was benefiting from a residential treatment program and it would be in her best interest to complete it, Michigan Radio reported. 

The teen, identified only by her middle name Grace, has been in juvenile detention at Oakland County’s Children’s Village since mid-May, according to a ProPublica report published last week that sparked local protests and widespread outrage over racial inequity in the education and criminal justice systems. As noted by ProPublica, Grace is a member of a predominantly white community in a county where a disproportionate number of Black youth have been involved with the juvenile justice system. 

Grace told the

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Teen Incarcerated For Failing To Do Online Schoolwork Amid Pandemic

A 15-year-old Black student with special needs was incarcerated because she didn’t finish her schoolwork

On Tuesday, it was reported that a Black teenager in Michigan was sent to a juvenile detention center after a judge discovered she had apparently “violated” probation: 15-year-old “Grace” was incarcerated back in May because she didn’t finish her online schoolwork.

According to ProPublica, the outlet that first reported the case, Grace had been put on probation for stealing and fighting with her mom. The attorneys told the publication that they haven’t heard of a case like Grace’s, specifically that it’s highly unusual to incarcerate a child because they didn’t complete their coursework from home, due to all schools being closed. Additionally, not meeting scholastic requirements has nothing to do with Grace’s previous offenses. Ricky Watson Jr., the executive director of the National Juvenile Justice Network, stated, “Who can even be a good student

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A Black teen didn’t do her online schoolwork during the pandemic. A judge sent her to juvenile detention.

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This story was co-published with the Detroit Free Press and Bridge Magazine.

  • Grace, 15, was sentenced to juvenile detention in May for not completing her school work, which was deemed a violation of her probation.

  • The Michigan teenager was put on probation in November after stealing a cell phone and getting into an altercation with her mother.

  • Grace, a student with special needs, said she needed “time to adjust” to the virtual education model.

  • In March, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order discouraging the sentencing of young people unless they posed a “substantial and immediate safety risk.”

PONTIAC, Mich. — One afternoon in mid-June, Charisse* drove up to the checkpoint at the Children’s Village juvenile

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