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Former High School Track Star Gunned Down in Detroit

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Family members of a former track star are searching for answers after the young man’s life was cυt short last week. Dakarie McKinnie, 20, was gunned down Friday night after leaving work and heading to his girlfriend’s house. His mother, Laverne McKinnie, attributes her son’s death to the breakdown of society. “It’s just not enough love and respect in this world anymore,” said McKinnie. “My child is gone and these…

Nina Simone Celebrates Blackness and Being A Woman

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  Nina Simone was a legendary jazz, blues, and folk singer and civil rights activist.  She was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina.  She began playing piano and singing in her church’s choir at just four years old.  Simone grew up poor as the sixth of seven children. After seeing her potential, Simone’s music teacher helped set up a fund to pay for Simone’s…

Leonard Galmon was offered a scholarship to Yale University after losing his drug dealing father to murder and having a mom that is 13 years older than him. www.brothersonsports.com

Yale Scholarship Recipient Raised In Poverty And Crime Says He Never Wanted Pity

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Leonard Galmon grew up living a life that would lead many down a very bad path. Instead, he took the little that he had and focused on that as opposed to focusing on what he didn’t have. His drive and determination earned him a scholarship at Yale. Galmon is a visual artist who will have his favorite piece displayed this spring at the Contemporary Arts Center…

Cheadle Twins Signed To Play At The University of Kansas

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April Taylor According to a recent ESPN article, twins Chayla and Kayla Cheadle are each sports starts in their own right at their high school, No. 16 Rock Bridge in Columbia, MO where they both have played volleyball and helped lead their team to a basketball state title.  The two have both signed athletics scholarships to play at the Univeristy of Kansas.  Kayla received a volleyball scholarship to play at…

Denzel Washington Donates $1 Million To Save African’s Children

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By: Britt L Not only is he arguably the most respected black actor of all time, he’s also a budding philanthropist. Actor, producer and director Denzel Washington has won hearts once again after donating $1 million to a non-profit organization that helps children and orphans affected by HIV/AIDS throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Founded in 2001 by Bishop Charles E. Blake, the L.A.-based charity, Save Africa’s Children will now be able to expand their…

Ignorant and Sick:  Rapper Juicy J Offers “Twerking Scholarships”

Ignorant and Sick: Rapper Juicy J Offers “Twerking Scholarships”

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Just when you thought that black women couldn’t be disrespected anymore, something like this happens.  The rapper Juicy J out of Three 6 Mafia is showing that he needs to get with reality and understand that black women are not asking to be disrespected by rappers.   According to HipHopDX , Juicy J tweeted that he would be “giving out a 50k scholarships to the best chick that can twerk.” Apparently, he…

Tom Joyner Gives Jeantel The Opportunity To Attend College: Will She Take It?

Tom Joyner Gives Jeantel The Opportunity To Attend College: Will She Take It?

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By: Madam Prezident Rachel Jeantel was offered a scholarship to any Historically Black College of her choice. Rachel became an instant celebrity after being on the witness stand as the last person to speak to the legendary Trayvon Martin. Jeantel was criticised for her lack of proper english, her tone and disposition. However; Tom Joyner didn’t criticize her-he decided to help her. We all are capable of learning, the question…

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

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By: Dr. Kimberly Brown What Does 100 years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean? The District of Columbia should brace itself. The phrase, “paint the town red,” will take on a new and vibrantly literal meaning as immeasurable numbers of women of the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated descend upon the city this weekend to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary. Yet, besides the grand convention assemblies; the sea of vendors…