Homeless High School Valedictorian Earns $3 Million In Scholarships — CBS New York

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Local) — A homeless teen in Memphis who graduated valedictorian at his high school has earned $3 million in 50 scholarship offers, tripling his original goal of $1 million in scholarships. “When I heard that I got three million, I was more than elated,” said Raleigh Egypt High School graduate Tupac Mosley.…

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The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Won’t Arrive Until 2028, If It Ever Comes at All — TIME

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday the redesign of the $20 bill to feature 19th century abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman has been delayed. The decision to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, with Tubman on the $20 bill had been made by Mnuchin’s predecessor, former Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, who had served…

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Teen Rescued After Getting Trapped in Old Bank Vault With No Money at All — TIME

Sounds like a good plot for a story….

A Florida teen who got trapped inside an abandoned bank vault had to be rescued by a former bank employee who remembered the vault’s combination. The local rescue team of Hollywood, Fla., told WSVN that two teens were exploring an old office building that once contained a Bank of America branch on Wednesday when the…

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This Week In Black History — New Pittsburgh Courier

PEARL PRIMUS Week of November 28-December 4 November 28 1753—Revolutionary War soldier James Robinson is born in Maryland. Historically, like “40 acres and a mule,” Robinson epitomizes the White man’s false promises to the Black man. Robinson, a slave, was promised his freedom for fighting in America’s War of Independence from Britain. He fought so…

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NYC To Honor Shirley Chisholm With Monument In Prospect Park — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City has announced plans to erect a monument honoring Shirley Chisholm, celebrating a legacy of leadership and activism. The political trailblazer was both the first black congresswoman and the first woman to seek the Democratic presidential nomination. First lady of New York Chirlane McCray and a host of dignitaries…

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‘Museum Of Sex’ Ads On MTA Buses Raising Eyebrows — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A new ad campaign on New York City buses is raising eyebrows. As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reports, some think it’s too suggestive, while others say it causes safety concerns for bus drivers. “I think it’s terrible, only because the neighborhood is very sensitive to the subject, and it’s inappropriate,” said one resident…

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Funny I saw this article because when I first saw this ad, I thought it was too suggestive as well. I always think about the children. This ad should not be placed on the bus at all. FRONT. BACK. OR SIDES.

London Breed Becomes the First African-American Woman to be Elected San Fransisco’s Mayor — TIME

(SAN FRANCISCO) — San Francisco Supervisor London Breed emerged victorious a week after Election Day to become the city’s first African-American woman elected mayor, narrowly defeating a rival who was seeking to become the first openly gay man in the position. Former state Sen. Mark Leno called Breed earlier Wednesday to congratulate her on the…

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This Animated Parody Reveals The Painful Truth Behind Dating In 2018 — New Pittsburgh Courier

In a new trending Youtube video, animator and ‘Junt Land’ creator Munirah Jones comedically explores how bleak modern dating can be. In the parody, the digital bearded bae feeds the Black woman archetype regurgitated lines such as “good morning beautiful” while running down his list of excuses “jobs” that give him no time to foster a…

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University of Chicago Drops SAT/ACT As Requiremen — Diane Ravitch’s blog

FairTest National Center for Fair & Open Testing for further information, contact: Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773 mobile (239) 699-0468 for immediate release Thursday, June 14, 2018 ACT/SAT NO LONGER REQUIRED AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO; TEST-OPTIONAL ADMISSIONS MOVEMENT NOW TALLIES 1,000+ SCHOOLS INCLUDING 310+ “TOP-TIER” COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES; 111 INSTITUTIONS DROP ADMISSIONS EXAMS IN PAST FIVE […]

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