Black student sues district after white classmate with lower GPA named salutatorian instead of her — Nappy News

A black high school graduate is suing a recently desegregated Mississippi school district, alleging that she was denied her rightful place as class salutatorian — second to valedictorian — when the honor was given to a white student with a lower grade point average instead.

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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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Legendary Director John Singleton Dead At 51 — Black America Web

NEW YORK (AP) — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood’s most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51. Singleton’s family said Monday that he died after […]

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‘Tea Is Everything’ For Couple Behind Bed-Stuy Sanctuary Brooklyn Tea — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Sometimes, tea for two can turn into something much bigger. Tea brought Alfonso Wright and Jamila McGill together. “We started dating, and at that point, I didn’t know much about tea at all,” Jamila said. WEB EXTRA: Taking A Trip Through Time At McNulty’s Tea And Coffee Alfonso introduced her to fragrant…

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How Reconstruction Still Shapes American Racism — TIME

During an interview with Chris Rock for my PBS series ­African American Lives 2, we traced the ancestry of several well-known African Americans. When I told Rock that his great-great-­grandfather Julius Caesar Tingman had served in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War — enrolling on March 7, 1865, a little more than a…

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Bronx-Born Breakdancing Could Soon Be Olympic Sport — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A dance style born in the Bronx could soon be an Olympic sport. That’s right, the International Olympic Committee is considering a proposal to bring breakdancing to the 2024 Paris games. BBoys and BGirls had a chance to show their stuff in the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, and there’s a…

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Inside One Man’s Trip to the Idaho Camp Where His Great-Grandparents Were Interned During World War II — TIME

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed an Executive Order that allowed the internment of Japanese-Americans. Now, nearly eight decades later, one young man has documented his journey to visit the site where his family suffered. In total, the infamous Executive Order 9066 led to the rounding up of 120,000 Japanese-Americans, most of whom were…

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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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