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  1. Former Teen Mom Turned Mompreneur is Honored With the Key To her CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | Black Enterprise

    Even though the pregnancy rate for teens of color has dropped drastically over the past two decades, studies show that African Americans and Latinas are still twice as likely than their white counterparts to become teen mothers, while less than 2% of teen moms graduate college by the of age 30. Yet, in spite of this grim reality, Altrichia Cook was not deterred when she unexpectedly got pregnant at 17. Rather than becoming another statistic, the Lakeland, Florida, native was determined to turn an "irresponsible decision" into her driving force for success. The unplanned pregnancy occurred when Cook was just one month away from graduating high school.


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