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From foster care to full scholarship: the story of Tyree Grant

18-year-old Tyree Grant knows about pain and suffering. But despite the teens troubled past, he managed to come out on top. In fact, the Bronx teen got a full ride to Dickinson College where he will attend in the fall.

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Report: black college student has same chances of employment as white high school graduate

According to a report released by Young Invincibles, African-American students who have attended college have the same probability of getting a job as a white high school graduate.  Researchers took a look at data mainly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census. 

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D.C. twins graduate at the top of their class

A pair of Washington, D.C. twins will graduate at the top of their class this week. Mickay and Rickay Thompson, who is also a mom, will share the stage as valedictorian and salutatorian of H.D. Woodson High School. 

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Chicago teen Taylor Townsend debuts at Wimbledon

Chicago’s bright young tennis star will make her Wimbledon debut Tuesday.

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Student is the first black valedictorian in school’s history

A New York teen has made history by becoming the first black valedictorian in the history of her high school. Shanelle Davis, a senior at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside, will be graduating at the top of her class.

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Students collect $3,000 in can tabs for classmate’s surgery

Students at a Moreno Valley elementary school presented nearly $3,000 worth of can tabs they collected to help pay for expenses related to a classmate’s ear operation. More than 30 gallons of can tabs were given to Amir Walton and his parents during an assembly Wednesday. 

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Guest Post

The exploitation of Terio

The following piece was written by William C. Anderson, and appeared on EBONY.com under the original title of “Lil Terio Isn’t a Little Man.” By: William C. Anderson By the time I discovered lil TerRio, hundreds of thousands of people had already shared clips of the 7-year-old Georgian dancing. There was no doubt to me that he was […]

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Donda’s House member receives prestigious Mary King/Julian Bond Communications Fellowship

Chicago native Kelsey Riley is among those afforded the Mary King/Julian Bond Communications Fellowship. The Donda’s House executive assistant/social media manager joins a growing list of those invested in providing a voice for the under-served. 

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Homeless teen graduates at top of class, earns full ride to Georgetown

A Washington, D.C. teen who spent the past two years living at a homeless shelter is now preparing to speak as valedictorian of her graduating class. Rashema Melson, 18, will deliver the speech at Anacostia High School’s commencement ceremony on Wednesday. 

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Prep school holds ceremony for first graduating class

A Chicago high school celebrated its first graduating class on Monday when 119 students walked across the stage. Members of Johnson College Prep cheered as they took their first steps as high school graduates. The school is located on Chicago’s south side in the Englewood community. 

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