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Top Ten High Schools in the U.S. for Low Income Students

Every year, Newsweek releases their “Beating the Odds” list of schools around the country that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college, including low-income students who have to overcome economic disadvantages. The schools are rated according to performance indicators, and college preparedness based on college acceptance, college prep tests such as SAT and ACT, and percent of students ta ...

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How ‘Loving’ Tells The Quiet Story Of A Monumental Supreme Court Case About Interracial Marriage

By Matthew Jacobs In 1958, a white construction worker and his pregnant black girlfriend traveled to Washington, D.C., where they could be legally wed. After returning to rural Virginia, police raided their home. The marriage license hanging on the wall was cause for arrest. A legal battle ensued, all while the couple tried to evade the authorities and live in peace. Richard and Mildred Loving’s case, filed ...

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Marcus Scribner Of ‘Black-ish’ Wants To See More Black Nerds On TV

By Taryn Finley Marcus Scribner was made for his role as Andre Johnson Jr. in ABC’s hit series “Black-ish.” Anthony Anderson, Kenya Barris, and then-executive producer Larry Wilmore knew this in 2014 when Scribner thought he could connect with the Los Angeles, California, natives by shouting “WEST COAST REPRESENT!” during his audition. The 16-year-old confessed that he thought he was being cool, but flexing ...

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