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Student accepted into 9 medical schools

A 22-year-old man who spent most of his teenage years in foster care has been accepted into 9 medical schools. At one point Festus Ohan thought that he wouldn’t be able to make it through high school. 

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Tracy Morgan’s condition upgraded to ‘fair’

Actor/comedian Tracy Morgan is in fair condition after a fatal car accident left him in intensive care last week. The news came via a statement from his rep Lewis Kay late Monday. 

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From felon to role model: Sheldon Smith helps fathers find success

25-year-old Sheldon Smith was headed down the wrong path. But once he had his daughter, he became a different man. Smith, who founded The Dovetail Project, is committed to not just his daughter, but to the success of young fathers of color. 

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High Schools students’ epic response to offensive flyers makes us all proud

 When a hateful flyer against immigration surfaced in a Brampton, Canada high school, students came up with an epic response. A group called Immigration Watch passed out the offensive flyers around Brampton earlier this year. The flyer shows two images: one of an all-white crowd with the caption “From This…” and another of a group […]

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Zendaya Coleman to star as Aaliyah in biopic

It looks like singer-actress Zendaya Coleman will be starring in the role of Aaliyah in VH1′s upcoming biopic. Filming starts in a few weeks, and the movie is set to premiere in September. 

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Police officers in France under investigation for Blackface party

Several French police officers are being investigated for racism after allegedly hosting a hosting a “negro party.” Photographs of the officers in Blackface and with bananas surfaced on social network sites. In one of the images, an officer is seen sitting with bananas on his knees while scratching under his arms.

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Single mother graduates with 3 degrees

A 28-year-old single mother of three graduated from UCLA with not one, not two, but THREE degrees on Friday. Deanna Jordan, a native of Compton, said it was imperative that her sons see her walk across stage. 

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Man Hailed as hero dies after saving 4 from Brooklyn fire

A Parks Department worker who saved four people from a fire in Brooklyn has succumbed to his injuries. James Frye, 47, was staying with his friend Adrienne Mitchell while his apartment was being renovated when a fire broke out on June 2. 

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Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dead at 54

Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn died Monday morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 54. 

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Guest Post

‘I’m Okay’: the story of a Black, trans and HIV-positive woman

The following post was written by Octavia Y. Lewis. It originally appeared on The Root under the title, “I’m Black, I’m Trans, I’m HIV-Positive, and I’m OK.” By: Octavia Y. Lewis My Thing Is: The black community is often accused of being closed-minded, but my experience has been the opposite. Thanks to the overwhelming support of […]

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