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She's Known As Malala, But When She Revealed Her Other Names, I Got Teary

Malala Yousafzai was 15 when she was shot in the head on a school bus by a terrorist. Now, at 17, she's the youngest person to accept the Nobel Peace Prize.

Her speech is pretty brilliant and still gives me chills. Check it out here:



So just to recap...

At the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance ceremony, Malala admitted:

The Pakistani activist, who still fights for women's access to education, humbly accepted the honor. She also said the award wasn't really for her.


While she's known worldwide as "Malala," she has many other names.

But no matter what people call her, she's still crystal-clear on her purpose.

You can support Malala's vision to educate women worldwide by following the Malala Fund on Facebook and Twitter.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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