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Jahvaris Fulton: Using Tragedy as a Catalyst for Change

There are those who crumble under the hurt and pain of life and then there are those who use it as a form of motivation. Jahvaris Fulton uses his life experiences to motivate. While you may not know the name Jahvaris Fulton, you do know his younger brother Trayvon Martin. Ever since the death of…

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The Murder of Richard Collins III and its Impact on a Black Mother

As a child who grew up in poverty, I saw education as the key to my future. I knew that if I wanted more out of life that I would need to obtain a college degree in order to have more than the life I had growing up. As an educator, I often told my…

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Meet Ronald McCullough, 19-year-old College Graduate and Future Astronaut

Whoever said dreams don’t come true has never met Ronald McCullough. 19-year-old Ronald McCullough crossed the stage of Clark Atlanta University as a college graduate. Yes you read that right. At an age when most students are entering college, McCullough will be finishing. It is obvious that his propensity to excel academically started early in…

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Meet DeAndre Johnson, NCAA Division II Wrestling Champion

It is always inspiring for me to read about a young person who taps into his natural abilities and turns that into something great. DeAndre Johnson has done just that. Johnson is an ECAC Division II Wrestling League Wrestler of the Year and the 2017 NCAA Division II Wrestling Champion at 157 pounds. That, in…

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New Children’s Book Tackles Intraracial Prejudice

The issue of intraracial prejudice is real in the Black community. What is intraracial prejudice? It is the prejudice that exists within the Black community. In other words, it is when Black people are prejudice against other Black people due, for the most part, to the color of their skin. This prejudice is often seen…

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Bananas Hanging from Nooses Found on Campus

College is supposed to be a place where everyone is different and everyone is welcomed. But that doesn’t always happen unfortunately. American University is a perfect example where racism is still sadly alive and well. Last week, students got on campus to find bananas hung by nooses with racist messages written on them. The message…

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Society is in Trouble When an 8-Year-Old Commits Suicide

I was once in school. I was once a young person who was bullied and a child who tried to take their own life. I was 17. The second time I was 29 and was going through deep depression. There is a new show on Netflix, 13 Reasons Why about a girl who commits suicide.…

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Over 500 Students Honor Hidden Figure Katherine Johnson with Letters

For many of us, the movie Hidden Figures was a Hollywood movie that was based off a book, but for Michael Jones, a student at Southland College Prep Charter High School in suburban Chicago, the movie Hidden Figures was personal because Katherine Johnson, one of three Black women who worked for and made history at…

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LeBron James Partners with Akron Public Schools to open Charter School for At-Risk Students

There is a Namibian proverb that simply says: Learning expands great souls. While this is true, what happens to those souls who aren’t learning? What if you are having difficulties learning? What if you are in danger of being left behind? What then? For children in Cleveland who struggle with learning and who have, as…

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