FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS 14 SCHOLARSHIPS INCLUDING THE DETROIT RAINBOW PUSH EXCEL/ GM SCHOLARSHIP

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September 30, 2014

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FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS 14 SCHOLARSHIPS INCLUDING THE DETROIT RAINBOW PUSH EXCEL/ GM SCHOLARSHIP

Aubrey Perry

Aubrey Perry, 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.

Angela Williams: Woman’s Death Following Walmart Shooting Ruled Homicide

Sep 27, 2014

Angela Williams

Greene County, Ohio coroner Dr. Kevin Sharrett has ruled the death of 37-year-old Angela Williams a homicide due to a heart attack she suffered when police officers stormed a Beavercreek Walmart on Aug. 5 and shot and killed 22-year-old John Crawford III, reports Dayton Daily News.

iPhone 6 Plus Owners Are Reportedly Complaining That The Phone Bends When You Put It In Your Pocket

 

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”

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Odori Pendleton
odoripendleton@gmail.com
540-357-2378


“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.” –-

Mrs. Odori Pendleton - Teach Me How To Study
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.

Five US Presidents were members of the Ku Klux Klan

POSTED ON JULY 18, 2014 BY

truman

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.

LAWSUIT CLAIMS CHER REJECTED A BLACK DANCER BECAUSE THERE WAS ‘…TOO MUCH COLOR ON STAGE’

Cher is sued for allegedly not wanting dark skinned dancers www.naturallymoi.com

Reported by Kacie Whaley

While Cher is in the middle of a successful tour, three of her former employees have filed a lawsuit against the singer and her touring company for alleged racial discrimination and firing them to prevent whistle-blowing…

Anonymous donor steps up in Montana, pays back taxes on 30-40 homes designated for auction

Evening rainbow near Pony, MT

attribution: foresterbob

A feel-good story out of Missoula, Montana, where dozens of mobile homes were about to be go to auction due to back taxes owed. One day before the auction, a kind stranger made a surprise visit to the county clerk’s office and paid up:

“A gentleman showed up at my office at 8:30 this m

New York Times labels Successful Black TV Writer and Producer as “Angry Black Woman.”

Dear Debbie,

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

When a Lesson Took a Dangerous Turn, a Room Full of Firefighters Couldn’t Save Neal Smith by Craig Malisow

When a Lesson Took a Danger...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 >>

Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9

Associated Press By MICHAEL GRACZYK

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Lisa Ann Coleman. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Coleman is set for execution for the 9-year-old Davontae Williams' starvation death 10 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Lisa Ann Coleman. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Coleman is set for execution for the 9-year-old Davontae Williams’ starvation death 10 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

Court School to the Classroom — Bill Would Help Incarcerated Kids Stay Enrolled

Court School to the Classroom — Bill Would Help Incarcerated Kids Stay Enrolled

Court School to the Classroom -- Bill Would Help Incarcerated Kids Stay Enrolled

Seniors Forced Into Poverty As Education Department Demands Payment

Posted: 09/11/2014 8:51 pm EDT Updated: 1 hour ago

The Education Department is demanding so much money from seniors with defaulted student loans that it’s forcing tens of thousands of them into poverty, according to a government audit.

SEC Announces Creation of New Office Within its Division of Economic and Risk Analysis

PRESS RELEASE

Office of Risk Assessment Will Coordinate Efforts to Create More Effective Data-Driven Risk Assessment Tools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2014-193
Washington D.C., Sept. 11, 2014 —The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the creation of a new office within the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) that will coordinate efforts to provide data-driven risk assessment tools and models to support a wide range of SEC activities.

The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC)

Professor Emeritus UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center & UT-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

 
I thought I would send this out after someone asked me whether this Intercultural Cancer Council was still around. With the retirement of the two co-founders, Dr. Armin Weinberg and myself, I guess some have thought that the ICC would go away. As former ICC Board Chair Col. James Williams recently said, “as long as Lovell is breathing there will be an ICC.” Well, today the ICC is official a 501c3 that is still in existence
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