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Teen With Cerebral Palsy, Walks for 1st Time to Receive Diploma

By Victor Trammell A disabled student who recently graduated from Okmulgee High School in Okmulgee, Oklahoma did much more than receive his high school diploma at his May 20th  graduation ceremony this year. According to local media source OkmulgeeNews.net, Micah McDade, (pictured, center) accomplished an additional feat on graduation day, which is very difficult for […]

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Good News: “Queens Of Africa” Dolls Will Soon Be For Sale In America

By Victor Trammell Around nine years ago, a businessman from Nigeria named Taofick Okoya created a line of dolls called “Queens of Africa.” The tagline Okoya uses for his special line of dolls is “Empowering the African girl child.” The Queens of Africa dolls come in the various ethnicities that live on the continent of Africa. The […]

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How Data Collection Companies Spy On Your Kids In School

By Victor Trammell Early last week, the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) published its annual study for the 18th year in a row, which was titled, “Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School.” This study revealed the sobering reality that when schools encourage their students to accept and use free technology resources to enhance […]

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No Valedictorians; Is This School’s “everyone’s a winner” Approach Coddling?

By: Krystle Crossman It seems that these days we as a society are more concern with not hurting other people’s feelings than we are living life keeping with tradition. Schools around the country are trying to spare the feelings of students in graduating classes by getting rid of the valedictorian and salutatorian honors. Generally these […]

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Poor Kids Who Go To Ivy League On Full Rides Get Rude Awakening

By: Krystle Crossman Getting into an Ivy League school is tough. Not only do you need the grades and the extra-curricular credits, but you need money. Kids who have been accepted to Ivy League schools with the promise of a full scholarship still find that they are spending a lot of money that they most […]

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This Mississippi District Is Still Segregated In Spite Of 51 Years Of Litigation To Desegregate

By Victor Trammell Over a half century ago in America, the U.S. Supreme court ruled after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education case that all of the nation’s school districts were required to desegregate based on race with “deliberate speed.” The High Court’s order implemented equality and paved the way for integrating school districts […]

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Project Gentlemen Gives Chicago Young Men Suits and Business, Life Lessons

By Victor Trammell A Chicago-based initiative created by a team of local businessmen served around 300 high school senior males by teaching them some valuable skills in life and economics. According to local Chicago news station ABC 7, these businessmen organized “Project Gentlemen,” which held an all-day event held last weekend. Project Gentlemen is the […]

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The Problem With Black Kids In Magnet Schools

By Victor Trammell In Duval County, Florida there appears to be a problem with intergration at the magnet schools in the Duval County public school district. The data is proving that the number of black students is rapidly declining at schools like Stanton College Preparatory Academy located in Duval’s county seat of Jacksonville. Statisticians working […]

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Woman Shares Her Story Of Raising Three Gifted Children

By Victor Trammell Nothing makes a dedicated parent more proud than raising a child that grows from being a gifted little boy or girl into becoming a highly productive and successful man or woman. For Colette Morehead (pictured second from far right), this kind of parenting experience was a reality. Morehead is an educator in […]

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Gunshot Victim Inspired To Become Surgeon By Surgeons Who Saved His Life

By Victor Trammell A young black man from Michigan has overcome the odds after being inspired to accomplish the unimaginable following a near-death situation. In 2007, a then 22-year-old Kevin Morton Jr. (pictured) was employed at an Arby’s restaurant in Detroit and attending Oakland University in the Michigan city of Rochester. On one nearly fatal night that […]

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Twins Graduate From FIU With Tech Degrees and Highest GPA

By Victor Trammell A pair of identical black female twins who are graduates from Florida International University (FIU) is accomplishing an amazing feat together. Shonda and Shalisha Witherspoon, 25 (pictured), just graduated from FIU on May 10th. The Witherspoon twins finished their Bachelor of Science degrees in information technology at FIU’s College of Engineering and […]

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Black Teens Win FIRST Robotics World Championship

By Victor Trammell A team of predominantly black students (three pictured above) from Cleveland, Ohio have just made history by winning the 25th annual FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship. The students are attendants at Cuyahoga Community College’s Youth Technology Academy in Cleveland. The FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship is an engineering showcase that happens every year […]

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