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The National Parent Teacher President Is A Black Man: Otha Thornton

The National Parent Teacher President Is A Black Man: Otha Thornton

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Wow! It always amazes me that we are still being the first to do things-It’s 2013. It goes to show you that no matter how far we’ve come, we’ve got a long way to go. Otha Thornton has beat the statistics by being the 1st African American male National Parent Teacher Association president. The next time you hear someone talking about the progress or the regress of the African American male,…

Diana Ross & Debbie Rowe Weigh In On Paris Jackson’s Condition

Diana Ross & Debbie Rowe Weigh In On Paris Jackson’s Condition

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Paris Jackson, the only daughter of the Michael Jackson, made headlines last week after she attempted to commit suicide by cutting her wrist and overdosing on motrin. Sources say she’s currently in stable condition, but family members including godmother Diana Ross and biological mother Debbie Rowe have voiced concerns about the 15-year-old’s well being. According to reports, ”Diana is extremely concerned about Paris. She was stunned that Paris attempted suicide and…

2 Months After Being Shot In The Head Teen Walks And Speaks At Graduation

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It is typically expected that people will overcome their obstacles in order to succeed in life; however, it’s hard to say that it was expected in this situation. High school graduation is a goal most kids expect to reach one day, but for this student, it seemed a little out of reach– but not for two long. This young man’s story is proof that miracles do happen. Two months ago,…

Publicity Stunt? New York Mayor Announces Competition For Young Black and Latino Boys

Publicity Stunt? New York Mayor Announces Competition For Young Black and Latino Boys

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs, Young Men’s Initiative Director Jahmani Hylton and Ashoka Changemakers President Diana Wellshave launched “My Voice, Our City: What Will You Do?,” an online competition encouraging black and Latino young men to offer ideas that could help reduce racial and ethnic disparities in New York City. It’s ironic that they mayor, who is heavily criticized for his stop and frisk policy that…

Teen Who Was Expelled From School For Science Explosion Receives Full Scholarship U.S. Space Academy

Teen Who Was Expelled From School For Science Explosion Receives Full Scholarship U.S. Space Academy

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Kiera Wilmot made an honest mistake, but the police were trying to throw away her life with a felony.  After the community stood up for the girl, the charges were dropped, and she was allowed to move on with her life.   Well, her greatness is really starting to shine, as she was recently granted several extraordinary opportunities through scholarship offers she has received. Dr. Boyce Watkins recently wrote about…

18 Year Old Invents World’s Fastest Phone Charger- It Only Takes 30 Seconds!

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How many times have you been out with a dead phone and the is way for you to get it charged as fast as you would liked to. Well this 18 year old obviously had enough and decided to take matters into her own hands. 18-year-old Eesha Khare won a major science award that will help fund her college education at Harvard University for a tiny device that can recharge cell phone batteries…

Board of Education Member Defends use of the N-WORD! He Says MLK Used It In His Letter From Birmingham

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Huffington Post reported that Kansas Education Board member Steve Roberts defended himself on Tuesday after facing criticism over his use of a racial slur at a mid-April meeting while arguing that his colleagues were embracing standards that were too “politically correct.” Roberts first addressed his concerns to Ben Scott, past president of the Topeka NAACP and author of the education standards under consideration. He spoke about how the standards might be…

Study Says Lil Wayne Fans are “Dumber” than Fans of Other Music

Study Says Lil Wayne Fans are “Dumber” than Fans of Other Music

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Is listening to Lil Wayne’s music the cause or a symptom of anti-intellectualism? That’s the question that has to be answered, according to a new study. The study used data from Facebook to figure out the average SAT scores of fans of different artists.  They found that if you listen to Lil Wayne, your SAT scores are the lowest (876), and those who listen to Beyonce and TI are slightly…

Beyonce New Voice Of Goodwill Stores

Beyonce New Voice Of Goodwill Stores

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Goodwill Industries International today announced that they’ll be partnering with Beyonce Knowles-Carter to raise awareness about their mission of transforming lives through the power of work. This announcement comes just as Beyonce gets ready to kick off The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour today in Serbia. Beyonce will help build awareness of Goodwill’s mission through in-concert education, social media campaigns and an online ticket auction where special ticket packages for…

Atlanta’s Public School Superintendent to Surrender to Jail Tuesday After Cheating Scandal

Atlanta’s Public School Superintendent to Surrender to Jail Tuesday After Cheating Scandal

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The Atlanta Public Schools test cheating scandal has been a cloud over the city for years, but perhaps the final blow fell on Friday when former Superintendent Beverly Hall and 34 other education professionals were indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury. All 35 defendants named in an indictment are required to surrender at the Fulton County Jail tomorrow, including Hall. The charges against Hall include conspiracy, making false statements and theft—…

Atlanta Public School Superintendent And Others Indicted In Largest Academic Cheating Scandal In U.S. History

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So we wonder why our schools are so messed, and we have people like this responsible for our children’s education. We will continue to fall behind in world rankings if this sort of fraud continues. Look at this foolishness. Via AJC The supposed transformation of Atlanta Public Schools overseen by former Superintendent Beverly Hall resulted from a criminal enterprise that victimized thousands of struggling students for years, authorities alleged Friday. Capping…

Students Don’t Want Ben Carson As Commencement Speaker Because Of Gay Remarks

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The man once known for his brilliant achievements as a world renowned neurosurgeon is now getting attention for a completely difference reason. Dr. Ben Carson has been on a controversy streak with his latest comments about gay marriage. He has also had no reservations when sharing his many other conservative views. Atlanta Black Star reports:  Dr. Ben Carson has angered supporters of gay marriage with comments on Fox News that appear…

It's alleged that Kanye West is naming his daughter North and his new album "I Am God."

Kanye West: The Good, The Bad,The… Sell Out?

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by Malcolm Morrow Kanye West has recently had a couple of rumors surrounding him that involve strange names he has given his daughter and his upcoming album. It is rumored that West plans to name his and Kim Kardashian’s unborn child North and that he was planning on naming his next album “I Am God.” He was once one of the most humble talents in the industry. His dated albums…

Bobby Brown Spends Only 9 Hours In Jail

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If you were not already questioning the efficiency of our justice system, now is the time to start.  Bobby Brown’s, who has had several run ins with the law, speedy removal from jail is a testament to how messed up the system really is. Whatever happened to the three strikes rule?! Bobby brown was given 55 days jail after receiving his THIRD DUI, but for some reason he managed to…

Seattle Schools Disciplining Black Students At Alarming Rate

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By Staff Washington state has been called the liberal Pacific Northwest, which conjures up romantic notions of a place were people are more sensitive to and encouraging of racial difference, particularly in public spaces such as American schools. But recent information from the U. S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into disturbing allegations of racial discrimination against African American students by disciplining them more frequently and more harshly…