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A New York man raised more than $35,000 for hundreds of Harlem kids to see Black Panther.
Jan12

A New York man raised more than $35,000 for hundreds of Harlem kids to see Black Panther.

“To me nothing is more important than inclusion and representation for children,” he told HuffPost.  “Black Panther,” the highly anticipated Marvel movie due out in February, has become a bit of a poster child for well-done on-screen representation of people of color. So Yonkers, New York, native and marketing consultant Fredrick Joseph set out to give hundreds of Harlem kids the chance to see themselves reflected in the film. When...

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An Ohio middle school teacher threatened a black student with lynching.  The teacher will not be disciplined but will receive “training.”
Jan12

An Ohio middle school teacher threatened a black student with lynching. The teacher will not be disciplined but will receive “training.”

“Sometimes we mess up,” the school said. A Mason, Ohio teacher admitted to using racist language when disciplining a 13-year-old black student last month, threatening the boy that if he didn’t do his schoolwork, his friends would “form an angry mob and lynch you.” According to WLWT Channel 5, the eighth-grade social studies teacher, Renee Thole, who is white, admitted to the incident after she was confronted by the boy’s mother. Read...

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Better Jail Cell? For the Right Price, Yes!
Jan11

Better Jail Cell? For the Right Price, Yes!

In Southern California, some prisoners can pay for a nicer jail cell, even if they’re convicted of serious crimes.   In what is commonly called “pay-to-stay” or “private jail,” a constellation of small city jails — at least 26 of them in Los Angeles and Orange counties — open their doors to defendants who can afford the option. But what started out as an antidote to overcrowding has evolved into a two-tiered justice system...

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Oprah at the Golden Globes: Is she running for president? She should, they say
Jan08

Oprah at the Golden Globes: Is she running for president? She should, they say

Oprah Winfrey for president was something of a running theme throughout the Golden Globes on Sunday, beginning with Seth Meyers’ opening monologue. He jokingly forbade Winfrey from considering the presidency. But the trend picked up steam as the night unfolded, particularly after Winfrey’s impassioned acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award. It didn’t take long for social media, and celebs in particular, to rally Winfrey for...

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Julia Nepper was 12 years old when she started college.  Now, at 23, she has just earned her Ph.D.
Jan03

Julia Nepper was 12 years old when she started college. Now, at 23, she has just earned her Ph.D.

Nadine Nepper kept busy this holiday season, making sure everything in the house was perfect for her daughter’s return from college. Julia Nepper is 23 years old and just earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. “I’m so proud of her,” Nepper said. “All that hard work has paid off. It’s hard to believe she was kept back in kindergarten that one year.” Read the full story HERE!  ...

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Trump to North Korea’s Leader: “My Button Is Bigger!”
Jan03

Trump to North Korea’s Leader: “My Button Is Bigger!”

JUST IN: The President of the United States just told North Korea’s leader that his “nuclear button” is “ much bigger & more powerful one than his and my Button works!” Yes, this is a real tweet from Donald J. Trump. 2018 is getting off to an interesting...

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