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University of Wisconsin Student Government Call For Free Tuition for Black Students

By |February 20th, 2017|

This is the campus of University of Wisconsin-Madison via The Wisconsin State Journal.As a way to make amends for America’s long, violent history of racial terror, slavery and Jim Crow, the University of Wisconsin-Madison student government drafted a resolution that would grant Black students free tuition and housing that would help level out centuries of [...]

Ellen helps pay off Muslim refugee’s student debt

By |February 19th, 2017|

(YouTube/Ellen)Ekhlas Ahmed, a refugee from Darfur, Sudan, didn’t speak any English when she first arrived in the United States. Because of this, she got off at the wrong bus stop on her first day of school and spent eight dreadful hours lost and wondering around. The experience left her determined to learn English, and she did [...]

Untold “Black” History [Full]

By |February 19th, 2017|

What descendants of "Africans" did NOT learn in public school. The United States public school system by default separates descendants of Africans from the ...

Michelle Obama set to make appearance on ‘MasterChef Junior’

By |February 19th, 2017|

Michelle Obama (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)Michelle Obama is coming back to the public sphere on the fifth season of “MasterChef Junior” later this month. The show, which just started its new season last week, is a cooking competition for children aged 8-13 and will have various guest appearances throughout the season as it [...]

Manny Pacquiao Teams with Caribbean Hospital, Charity to Provide Free Cardiac Care for Kids

By |February 18th, 2017|

World Boxing Champion Manny PacquiaoCAYMAN ISLANDS — World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is partnering with a leading Caribbean hospital and charity to bring free cardiac care to children from his homeland. Pacquiao, who together with his wife founded the Emmanuel and Jinkee’s Heart Foundation, has sealed a partnership with Have a Heart [...]

Yandy Smith plans to legally marry Mendeecees

By |February 17th, 2017|

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Yandy Smith is making plans to legally marry Mendeecees Harris, backtracking on her original decision to only marry him spiritually. As Smith explained to Bossip, “We have definitely decided to go ahead and do the paperwork and all that stuff, not that I was so concerned or cared about that [...]

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett, 4 Others Say They Won’t Be Political Pawns, Nix ‘Goodwill Tour’ to Israel

By |February 17th, 2017|

Michael Bennett in a selfie with his family. Image via Instagram.Israel suffered a major public relations blow after five of 11 NFL players scheduled to visit the nation as goodwill ambassadors decided to pass on the trip. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett laid out his issues with the trip in an Instagram post on [...]

New food pyramid 

By |February 17th, 2017|

On many “levels” learning the new food pyramid proved to be a sweet success. Plenty were “tiering up” for the big reveal #HomeEconomics #peerevaluation #creativity #newfoodpyramid #SwapthecarbsforFruitandVeg #Donegal #3Dmodel #project

Jamaica Honors Jimmy Cliff with Lifetime Achievement Award for His Contribution to Music, Film

By |February 17th, 2017|

Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett (left), shares a light moment with IRIE FM Lifetime Achievement awardee Jimmy Cliff (center) and former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. PattersonMONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has lauded legendary musician and actor Jimmy Cliff (James Ezekiel Chambers, OM) for his sterling [...]

African History Egypt, Ethiopia & Sudan

By |February 16th, 2017|

African History Egypt, Ethiopia & Sudan A look into history in the sand may hold the key to unlocking past.