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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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Tell It Tuesday: Homeless to Harvard Teen Knows Real Success

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Richard Jenkins By Ta-ning Connai  Sometimes the road to success is littered with disaster. For 18-year old Richard Jenkins, homelessness and lots of humiliation tried to obstruct his path. Yet, while living in a shelter surrounded by hopelessness and despair, he reached for books as his way of escape. As word spread at school regarding his obsession with reading, bullies…

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Can Beyonce Ease the Financial Strain of Attending an HBCU?

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Beyonce at Coachella By Brenda Alexander Following the hysteria and backlash from across the nation regarding the allegations that a Howard University law student embezzled upwards of $400,000 during his work study at the university’s financial aid office, I was impressed to see Beyonce’s new scholarship fund for prospective HBCU attendees. Not that she’s the first to establish a college…

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