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Mississippi High School’s First Black Valedictorian Forced To Share Title With White Student

A Mississippi mother is taking legal action against her daughter’s school district after her child was forced to share her high school’s valedictorian title with a White student who earned a lower GPA, reports the New York Daily News. According to the outlet, 18-year-old Jasmine Shepherd, who is the first Black student in Cleveland High School’s history to be given the valedictorian honor, was named “co-val ...

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Vets Can Make A Difference Through Volunteer Firefighting

(NewsUSA) - Patriotism is in the air during the summer months. It starts with Memorial Day and flows into July 4th. But it’s not just about fireworks, cookouts and parades. The heart of patriotism is helping others, and like our veterans, volunteer firefighters, EMS personnel and rescue workers are all about helping those in need. In fact, for veterans looking for new ways to give back, becoming a volunteer ...

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New Law Helps Put Kids From Low-Income and Middle Class Families on Path to Higher Learning

SACRAMENTO – Low- to moderate-income California families will get help saving for college thanks to legislation supported by State Treasurer John Chiang and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The Every Kid Counts Act, authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), provides $3 million in funding to create the Every Kid Counts College Savings Matching Grant Program. Eligible participants of the program will ...

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Ventura College Hosts the Amgen Foundation “Biotech Summer Experience”

Ventura College Hosts the Amgen Foundation “Biotech Summer Experience”VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura College was proud to host selected Buena High School students for the Amgen Foundation's "Biotech Summer Experience" workshop from June 26 through June 29th. The Amgen Biotech Experience was an innovative four-day science education program that provides research-grade equipment, supplies, curriculum, and professi ...

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CME Group, 4-H Steer Youth Toward Agricultural Industry for Fifth Straight Year

(NewsUSA) - CME Group has once again partnered with National 4-H Council to sponsor the interactive and educational Commodity Carnival, which will visit 120 state and county fairs in the Midwest during the summer and fall of 2017. The Commodity Carnival and companion app, Risk Ranch, give players a fun and engaging way to learn about agriculture by bringing a steer to market. “CME Group’s roots are in agric ...

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Professor, Author and Empowerment Specialist Teaches Women How To Turn Their Pain into Purpose

Danielle Langford, professor, author, and empowerment specialist, knows a thing or two about pain. While doing hundreds of workshops and presentations with women and teens on self-esteem, emotional bankruptcy, and putting yourself on the list; Danielle was suddenly faced with her own personal circumstances, that left her traumatized and devastated. She felt like she was losing, and needed to regroup and tur ...

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Venus Williams Breaks Down Over Questions About Fatal Car Accident

Following her opening round win at Wimbledon, Venus Williams broke down in tears when asked at her post-match press conference how she was dealing with her involvement in a Florida car crash that killed a 78-year-old man. Asked specifically about her July 1 Facebook message offering condolences to the family of victim Jerome Barson, and if there was anything further she’d like to say, Williams responded: “T ...

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Steph Curry Signs Richest Deal In NBA History

By Tim Reynolds The first day of NBA free agency saw things starting to take shape, though there’s still dozens more moves to come in the next few days. After an opening flurry that saw Stephen Curry get a $201 million deal from the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and Blake Griffin take about $175 million to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers, most teams started to look at names more within their price r ...

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John Lynch: Colin Kaepernick should say he’s committed to football

By Michael David Smith San Francisco General Manager John Lynch says he’s sure Colin Kaepernick is committed to being an NFL quarterback. But he thinks some of his colleagues around the league are less convinced of that, and Lynch has urged Kaepernick to let the world know how much he wants to play. Lynch said on KNBR that he has spoken to Kaepernick and urged him to give an interview in which he explains h ...

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Kanye West Tries To End Tidal Deal… But There’s A Catch

Uh oh, Kanye West has a BIG problem with Jay-Z‘s content streaming service, Tidal. Apparently he’s been unhappy for a while and also contends he’s still owed $3 million by the company. Sources say that a month ago Kanye’s lawyer sent a letter to Tidal, saying the company was in breach and the contract was terminated. Over the next two weeks lawyers for both sides tried to resolve the conflict but failed, re ...

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