These young men at Urban Prep Charter Academy are what black excellence looks like.
For the seventh consecutive year, Urban Prep Charter Academy is keeping it one hundred.
Every senior at the predominantly black, all-boys charter school in Chicago has committed to a four-year college or university. At the school’s three campuses combined, the class of 2016 has been admitted to more than 220 schools.
“It’s a great day,” Rudolph Long, who’s attending Hampton University, told CBS Chicago on Urban...Read more
Bernie’s path forward just got a lot harder. Hillary Clinton dominated Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primaries, dealing another significant blow to Bernie Sanders’ chances of securing the party’s nomination. Ahead of Tuesday’s primaries, Clinton had 1,428 pledged delegates, while Sanders had 1,153. (Winning the nomination requires 2,382 delegates, including unpledged superdelegates.) In order to get on track to overtake Clinton in the delegate race, Sanders needed to win big in Tuesday’s contests. That didn’t happen.
Clinton easily...Read more
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will soon be First Lady, Michelle Obama’s former address. In a candid interview with NBC TODAY’s Al Roker, FLOTUS opened up about life as First Lady and her aspirations post-White House. When asked to describe the last seven years at the White House in five words, she responded, “Fun, challenging, creative, dynamic and at times, delicious... By far, the fun that I have in this job far outweighs any challenges that you could imagine,”...Read more
He told Oprah in 1996 that it all came down to one thing.
There was no one like Prince.
The legendary artist forged his own path in the music industry, and, though often celebrated for his brilliance, Prince’s uncommon theatrics, outfits and public persona also left him misunderstood. It’s a fact that wasn’t lost on the late musician,who spoke about being perceived as strange on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” back in 1996.
Prince admitted that he certainly saw himself...Read more
These women used the common thread they shared to break new ground at the university.
Eight black women will make history as they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas in May in the ultimate display of “teamwork makes the dream work. ”When these ladies — Nadrea Njoku, Jasmine Haywood, Johari Shuck, Tiffany Kyser, Demetrees Hutchins, Jada Phelps-Moultrie, Juhanna Rogers and Shannon McCullough — began their respective doctoral programs at the Indiana University School of Education, they realized how few women of color...Read more
Hillary Clinton may very well have locked up the Democratic nomination at Thursday night’s debate in Brooklyn. The main theme that ran throughout each of Clinton’s pointed answers was “it’s easy to diagnose the problem. It’s hard to do something about it.” It’s a brilliant tack for her to take especially as more critics have been pointing out flaws in Sanders’s plans, especially when it comes to funding his free college for all and universal...Read more
Even some GOP senators are hoping for more votes.
Something rare happened Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) let a judicial nominee get a vote: Waverly Crenshaw, a Tennessee district court nominee.
It’s been two months since Republicans confirmed a judge. If anybody should have been confirmed by now, it’s Crenshaw. Nobody opposed him — he was confirmed 92 to 0. Both of his GOP senators strongly supported him. The court seat he’s filling has become so...Read more