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Students arrange their own integrated prom

Students arrange their own integrated prom

It’s hard to believe that in this day and age there are still things like segregate Proms.  But, they do still happen.  The schools will hold a Prom for the White students and another for the Black students. The students at a rural Georgia high school have decided that they will have no more of it.  Four students, two White and two Black, at Wilcox County High School, decided to take things into their own hands.  They started a campaign…

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Bone Marrow Patient and Donor Celebrate One Year Anniversary

Bone Marrow Patient and Donor Celebrate One Year Anniversary

You may not know it but only about 40% of the people waiting for a bone marrow transplant find a donor match.  The number is worse for Asian Americans.  DNA markers differ between ethnic groups and there are less Asians in the donor database. 13 year Vicky Tran is one of the lucky ones.  She suffers from leukemia and a year ago needed a bone marrow transplant.  A donor was found fairly easily.  Even more remarkable is that they both…

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Young Woman is a True Hero to Us All

Young Woman is a True Hero to Us All

On the night of the gang rape in Richmond, California, many people crowded around. The laughed, they jeered, they took videos. Not one of them called for help. Not one of them tried to stop it. Elizabeth Vargas was at home when heard about the gang rape going on at her school from her brother-in-law. She did not remain silent. She called 911 and reported attack. This young woman stood up against community ambivalence. She knew the rape was wrong…

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11 Year Old Wants to Get Rid of the “N” Word

11 Year Old Wants to Get Rid of the “N” Word

You know what the “N” word is.  It’s one of the most hateful things one human being can say to another human being.  Yet, it’s in our music, our conversation, and casually batted around every day. 11 year old, Jonathan McCoy is trying to raise awareness about the harm the word does.  He’s trying to get 100,000 signatures on a petition to send a message about hurtful and degrading the word is. He won a special oratory award for an…

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