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Gabrielle Union Had to School Dwayne Wade’s Sons on the Beauty of Dark Skin Women

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Getty images By Erickka Sy Savané You would think that marrying a beautiful brown-skinned TV and film star like Gabrielle Union would be enough to show Dwayne Wade’s sons that darker-skinned women are beautiful. Think again. Continue In a recent interview with Refinery29, the Gabs revealed a very important conversation that she had with NBA star Dwayne Wade’s 3 boys,…

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This Valedictorian’s Principal Wouldn’t Let Him Give an Acceptance Speech, but the Mayor Did

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Jaisaan Lovett By Erickka Sy Savané You work harder than you’ve ever worked in your young life, staying home to study while your friends are out doing things that kids do, and it pays off. You become the first African American valedictorian of your high school school and it’s time to give an acceptance speech. Because you know it’s all…

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For The First Time, Every Senior At This D.C. High School Has Applied To College

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Ballou High School in Southwest Washington D.C. had the second lowest graduation rate in the D.C. Public Schools system. 57%, only second to Anacostia High School who had a rate of 42%. To make matters worse, last school year, only 3% of Ballou students met reading standards on standardized exams, according to Washington Post. But that didn’t stop the Class…

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