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9/11, 9/11 Victims, News, Scholarship, Scholarships, Top Stories -

The memory of Michelle and Clifton Cottom’s bright-eyed daughter Asia lives on through a scholarship fund 17 years after she died on Flight 77, on September 11, 2001. Asia, who was 11 at the time the tragedy struck, was a smart, and busy tween who was bursting with love and light, her parents recall. “Someone coined it, the little […]

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Education, Ellen, Entertainment, Nicki Minaj, Scholarships, Television, Video -

  This week Nicki Minaj took over at ‘Ellen.’ During Tuesday’s season premiere, Nicki Minaj had a full sit-down on the daytime talk show, where she opened up about a lot, including her love life and showdown with rapper Travis Scott after her album Queen debuted at No. 2 behind Travis Scott’s Astroworld on the Billboard 200. When host Ellen DeGeneres suggested […]

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three Xavier University of Louisiana students are among a group receiving […]

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D-Free, NCAA, Scholarships, Soccer, Youth Sports -

It was time to have “the talk.” We both knew it. Max’s sunken shoulders said everything his quivering lips couldn’t. We’d just gotten home from a fourth night of training, and our drive on this rainy and cold night was a bad one. They were all bad, actually. The practice fields are 35 miles from […]

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AAU Basketball, Basketball, D-Free, NCB, Scholarships -

Lonnae O’Neal is a mom/stepmom to six kids, four of whom are athletes. This year, for the first time, all three of her bonus kids play travel basketball. She’s salty. Jesse Washington has four kids. They all hoop. His oldest son, a high school senior, accepted a Division I scholarship from Drexel University. His 15-year-old […]

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AAU Basketball, D-Free, NCB, Scholarships, Youth Sports -

Lonnae O’Neal is a mom/stepmom to six kids, four of whom are athletes. This year, for the first time, all three of her bonus kids play travel basketball. She’s salty. Jesse Washington has four kids. They all hoop. His oldest son, a high school senior, accepted a Division I scholarship from Drexel University. His 15-year-old […]

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Austin, Draylen Mason, News, Scholarships -

Draylen Mason, 17, was one of the victims killed in the recent bombings in Austin, Texas. He was a talented bass player with dreams of going to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. But even though Mason was accepted to the school, he never found out that good news; he was killed before he knew […]

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College Admissions, Houston, Michael Brown, News, Scholarships -

Think of how difficult it is to get a perfect score on anything? How many NBA or college basketball players could go 20-for-20 at the free throw line? Meet Michael Brown, a 17-year-old senior at Lamar High School in Houston, who applied to 20 colleges and universities, including four Ivy League schools. The results are […]

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Atlanta Braves, Hank Aaron, HBCU Education, MLB, Philanthropy, Scholarships -

ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, the man who broke Babe Ruth’s home run record and went on to hit 755 in his career, now wants to be remembered for something entirely different. The Hall of Fame right fielder and his wife, Billye, have spent two decades building a philanthropic legacy that began with paying extracurricular activity […]

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black biz, Business, Christopher Gray, DDADisney, Disney, Disney Dreamers, Entrepreneurship, Orlando, Scholarships, Scholly, Shark Tank, Video -

Christopher Gray, CEO of Scholly, talks the benefits of going into business for himself and being a black entrepreneur. The winner of Shark Tank spoke at a panel for the Disney Dreamers Academy in Orlando, FL.  

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Gentrification, NCAA, NCB, Scholarships -

When Tremont Waters was in sixth grade, his hometown of New Haven, Connecticut, was the fourth-most dangerous city in the nation on a per-capita basis, with 34 murders and 893 assaults. His neighborhood of Newhallville once produced “The Gun that Won the West,” the mighty Winchester rifle. But when the factory and its 19,000 jobs […]

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@AP, Ausitn, Crockett High School, Larissa Martinez, Mayte Lara, News, North Texas, Scholarships, Texas, Undocumented -

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas high school valedictorian who described herself as "undocumented" in a tweet touting her academic accomplishments said she didn't intend to cause offense...

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Some may call him the ‘Black Bill Gates,’ others the greatest rapper to roam the […]

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