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Meet The Autistic Team Who Inspired Job Board For People With Special Needs

By: Krystle Crossman Shannon Nash and her husband received what they thought was end-of-the-world news when their son Jason was just 18 months old. He had been diagnosed with autism. Shannon said that she thought that this diagnosis meant that he was never going to have a normal life and would not get to accomplish all of the things that ...

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Nene Leakes and Kenya Moore still haven’t given that $40,000 to Detroit Public Schools

People get very excited when someone creates a feel-good moment with a massive donation.  Detroit Public Schools is in dire need of support from black celebrities, and it appeared that Kenya Moore and Nene Leakes had chosen to deliver for the kids that are often forgotten.   But according to “The Wrap,” these two women made the pledge and have ...

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Dr Boyce: Why do we hate HBCUs but overlook the flaws of White Universities?

by Dr Boyce Watkins I never had the chance to attend an HBCU, I couldn’t afford it.  But I’ve seen the products of many of our leading black universities, and I’ve been highly impressed with what I’ve seen.  First off, many HBCU graduates are better-prepared for the world than black students who’ve attended Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs).  HBCUs are leading ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: 6 Ways to know if you’re letting white people control your destiny

by Dr Boyce Watkins Let’s be clear:  I don’t hate white people.  In fact, many of my best friends are white (yes, that was a joke, since I hear this often said about black people).  I have a view of white America that is not built on being unnecessarily angry at anyone, but I have no fear about being justifiably ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: 7 Ways VH1 is Destroying the Black Community

by Dr Boyce Watkins Due to their interesting choices in programming, VH1 might be better referred to as “The Evil Empire.”  Their endless stream of reality TV shows tend to focus on taking otherwise irrelevant black people and promoting them to the recognition level of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (I’m serious:  There are black kids who could identify a ...

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Mother Killed By Lightning on Brazilian Beach Trying to Get Her Son Out of the Water

By Daphne R A mother was killed in front of her family while on vacation at a Brazilian beach in Guaruja on the coast of Sao Paulo, but it wasn’t foul play. Rosangela Biavati, 36, was struck by lightning as she walked toward the ocean with her arms outstretched to warn her son to get out of the water due ...

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The One Thing Adolescents Need But 3 out of 4 Are Not Getting

By Nigel Boys Only about one fourth of the U.S. population of children aged between 12 and 15-years-old are getting the recommended daily exercise of at least one hour per day that they need in order to grow up healthy and strong, according to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s 2012 National Youth ...

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D:hive Brings Tween-Centered, High-Tech Accelerator to Budding Entrepreneurs in Downtown Detroit

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Not just your ordinary business. Moving from the traditional lemonade stand to high-tech, kids are making the most of opportunities thanks to Thanh Tran, founder of Kidpreneur, a business focusing on kids between ages 9 to 13 teaching them the fine art of entrepreneurship, high-tech techniques, and self-confidence. This project seeks to inspire kids by ...

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Student Sets His Teacher on Fire

A student has been arrested for setting his teacher on fire.   The 15-year old is accused of assaulting his teacher, Gabriela Penalba while her back was turned as she entered into the classroom.  The teacher, just 23-years old, was set on fire when the student used a lighter to set her hair and shirt ablaze. Fortunately, the teacher was ...

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Teacher Fired for Allowing Students to Share Needles in Class

Miyoshi Mcmilan who teaches at Overhills High School was recently fired after school officials learned she was allowing students to stick themselves with lancing needles in order to draw blood for a school experiment. McMillan claimed to have students prick themselves with needles for an experiment to discover their blood type. After they used the needles they were instructed to ...

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