22. May 2013
College can be a life-changing experience for a young person, especially when they have a program that fits their passion.
Andre Young, also known as the hip-hop master producer Dr. Dre, has pledged $35 million of his own money in a $70 million collaboration with producer and co-founder of Interscope records Jimmy Iovine to begin a program in his and Jimmy Iovine’s name at the University of Southern California. The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation will launch in the Fall of 2014 with 25 students, according to the Los Angeles Times. (more…)
20. May 2013
As tuition rises daily at our nation’s universities, parents everywhere are working diligently with their kids and praying for scholarships. But, what if your child got a full ride to college and chose a rap career over the scholarship? (Lady, put your belt down and keep reading!)
Jay Harris also known as Jay DatBull played football for Downingtown High School East in Exton, Pennsylvania. He was a phenomenal receiver for his high school and to his surprise, received a full-ride to Michigan State University. He told everyone via a YouTube video how he was so happy to represent the Spartans, but then he made, what many may perceive as a foolish choice. He posted a blunt smokin’, expletive laden, rap video called “Datbull 4 Life”about some bull that cost him the golden ticket to MSU. (more…)
20. May 2013
There appears to be some kind of underlying race war going on and we don’t have a clue who started it. And here we thought having the first black President was something that was celebrated…not so much.
In a community labeled “one of the safest communities in the country,” Augora Hills, California, some racist idiots spray painted a list of black students who would be the “first to die” at Agoura High School. Of course parents were outraged to hear of the incident, but mostly because they were not immediately informed about it, according to the Huff Post’s Black Voices. (more…)
17. May 2013
The graduation season is here and it’s off to a brand new life and career for students all over the country. Some will be nostalgic remembering their first day of their college journey and being away from their parents for the first time…well, some were left by their parents.
Dorian Joyner Jr., didn’t have that experience when he started his collegiate journey at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. His dad, Dorian Joyner Sr., joined him. They were classmates and Junior didn’t mind. Now, they have completed the requirements to graduate and will officially become Morehouse men walking across the stage with President Obama at the helm of their ceremony. (more…)
6. May 2013
Don’t you hate it when you encounter a person that is clearly unqualified to hold their position because they don’t know how to make a judgement call because they’re more concerned with the rules than the people? Well, we have a good example for you.
An 8-year-old boy in Philadelphia, Pa., was barred from Shiloh Christian Academy last Wednesday because the principal and pastor at Shiloh, Bishop Derrick Williams, said that his hair was too long and he was breaking the school’s “short hair” policy, according to My Fox Philly. Little Zion Williams has a skin disease called Alopecia that causes baldness. He was being treated for the ailment with injections to his head, so the hair growth is necessary…and the whole point of being treated! (more…)
3. May 2013
There are plenty of students that have problems to contend with at home that no one knows about. These brave soldiers still get up every morning and go to school to get some relief from their situation and try hard to focus.
Drew Gooch is a high school senior that was living in his 1997 Toyota Camry because his mother’s live-in boyfriend is a registered sex offender which prevented him from legally living with her. He has had an uphill struggle to survive, but managed to earn a full scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University, along with the Bootstrap Scholarship, a scholarship for “hardworking students who overcame odds to excel in their classes,” as well as a Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship.
He doesn’t mention much about his mom in his story, but talks about how he has taken care of himself buying his own groceries and washing his clothes and simply fending for himself, according to the Daily News Journal. He told Nashville’s News 2 how he had been taking care of himself for as long as he can remember. (more…)
2. May 2013
We were so glad to see Wilcox County High School in Cordele, Georgia, come to their senses and have an integrated prom last week. Even though it was organized by students that were fed up with the state of affairs, surely the triumph feels the same.
The Class of 1963, may have taken notes from the affair because now a few students have come together to put together the prom they never had. Earnestine Thomas will be joining in the 50 year celebration of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, May 17, by having a prom for her and others from several high schools. (more…)
15. April 2013
Earlier this month, we reported four teenagers: Stephanie Sinnot, Quanesha Wallace, Keela Bloodworth, and Mareshia Rucker, who were struggling to get their first integrated prom on April 27, at their school, Wilcox County High School. They established a Facebook page for donations and support for their prom, yet the state of Georgia has not given them a second glance.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has said through his spokesman that he won’t be endorsing them or the school’s efforts to have its first integrated prom, according to the Huffington Post. In fact, he expressed in an e-mail through his representative Brian Robinson that he will not be held hostage by some non-profit leftist group! (more…)