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September 30, 2014
FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS 14 SCHOLARSHIPS INCLUDING THE DETROIT RAINBOW PUSH EXCEL/ GM SCHOLARSHIP
, high school senior at Farmington High School in Farmington, Michigan
Farmington, MI (BlackNews.com) — It doesn’t matter where you start, but where you finish that counts. Aubrey Perry heard this often from her father, Marc Perry, growing up. But those words didn’t really “click” until embarking on her senior year in high school.
When Apple initially unveiled its biggest iPhone to date — the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus — many worried the device would be too big to stuff in their pockets. Now, as it turns out, those who can fit the phone in their pocket are reportedly complaining that the phone bends after being stored there while sitting.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/iphone-6-plus-bending-issue-2014-9#ixzz3EB3nqksB
“TEACH ME HOW TO… STUDY” NOT “DOUGIE” — URBAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER GETS CREATIVE WITH HER MUSIC STUDENTS
— Inspiring YouTube video shows Washington, DC-area elementary school children singing “Teach Me How To Study” based on the popular Cali Swag District song, “Teach Me How to Dougie.” –-
Music teacher Odori Pendleton teaching her students the “Teach Me How To Study” rap song at Occoquan Elementary School in Prince William County, Virginia.
Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) – One music teacher at Occoquan Elementary School in Prince Williams County, Virginia is motivating her students to be hard-working in a very creative, melodic way. Her name is Odori Pendleton (or Mrs. Pendleton to her students) and she is using a unique tune that her students just absolutely love singing. It’s called “Teach Me How to Study” based on the melody of the hit rap song “Teach Me How To Dougie” by Cali Swag District.
April V. Taylor
Many people would be shocked to know that at least five U.S. Presidents were members of the Ku Klux Klan. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center,”the KKK started in the summer of 1866 when six ex-Confederate officers decided to organize a social club. They decided to use the term “kuklos,” which means circle. After adding the word klan, the name Ku Klux Klan was born. In his book, “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White,” David Barton details the political history of the KKK, noting that the original targets of the Klan were Republicans, both black and white, and that between 1882 and 1964, 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites were lynched by the Klan.
An outrageous New York Times op-ed published today by Alessandra Stanley, steeped in racially inflammatory language, dismisses TV writer and producer Shonda Rhimes and her many complex Black women heroines — labeling them “angry Black women.”1
Join us in demanding an apology and the retraction of Alessandra Stanley’s harmful op-ed immediately.
From the op-ed’s opening line — “When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called ‘How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman’” — Stanley wildly misreads the heroines at the center of much of Rhimes’ work on shows like “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” and arbitrarily judges their adherence to white beauty standards.
Characterizing their supreme confidence and competence as “anger” — and describing actress Viola Davis as sexy “in a slightly menacing way,” and “darker-skinned and less classically beautiful” — only plays into destructive stereotypes that impact the lives of Black women every day.
When a Lesson Took a Dangerous Turn, a Room Full of Firefighters Couldn’t Save Neal Smith by Craig Malisow
Firefighter Neal Smith was almost out of the second floor of the six-story training tower when he became disoriented and fell to his knees.Smith had excelled through the first day’s exercises, and he was doing fine on day two. He was one of a few to clear a bunker with air left in his tank; others quickly depleted their supply as instructors, perched above the rafters, threw firecrackers and lassoed the trainees’ air tanks with bungee cords. And now he was making his way through four floors of the tower until he reached the room where the mission was a right-hand victim search: Trainees had to slide beneath a plywood plank screwed to the entryway 30 inches above the floor and conduct a counter-clockwise sweep of the room while keeping their right hands on a wall. more >>