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Kim Kardashian is taking her political activism to the next step. According to new reports, Kim Kardashian is looking at getting her law degree. In fact, the 41-year-old rapper, during an interview with Extra on Friday, dished on Kim’s passion regarding prison reform.

The shoemaker told the outlet that he “loves it,” and he and his wife are focused on getting 2 million people out of prison, primarily, African-Americans, who have been wrongly imprisoned.

“We’re going to get people out, period,” West said that his wife is currently attending law school and the entire ordeal is incredibly important to the both of them.

However, later on, a representative said to reporters from the Today Show that Kim wasn’t actually in school, but is intending on continuing on her path to legal activism.

Two days earlier, the 37-year-old reality star went to the White House yet again to speak with some of Donald Trump’s aides. Reportedly, Kim listened in on a conversation with Van Jones, Jared Kushner, and Jessica Jackson Sloan, and a few other key individuals.

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Currently, the reality star is working to get Chris Young out of prison, who apparently is incarcerated for a drug charge that the West family feels is unjust.

During a podcast episode of Wrongful Conviction, Kim dished on prison reform, and what she’s been up to lately. The star said that she just heard of a man who got life in prison, and “it’s so unfair.”

The man is now 30-years-old, and he’s been in prison for approximately 10 years. Kim said it was time for “real systemic change.” Previously, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star managed to secure the early release of Alice Marie Johnson, who was given a long sentence, 22 years of which she had already served.

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In To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean is the high school icon I wish I had growing up

In To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean is the high school icon I wish I had growing up


In <em>To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before</em>, Lara Jean is the high school icon I wish I had growing up

The Netflix film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before came out on August 17th, and I’ve already watched it three times. The movie (based on the YA series by Jenny Han) is charming and heartwarming. It leaves me with the sense of giddiness that all fantastic teenage rom-coms should. But beyond that, it’s a story built around a character I can actually identify with, fully: Lara Jean is a half-Korean, half-white teenager discovering the values of family, love, friendship, and honesty—with herself and with those around her.

I’ve never really felt like television, film, or even books told stories that were actually about me: a mixed-race, first generation Thai Brit living in America (and maybe we haven’t gotten quite that specific… yet).

Popular stories all seemed like fantasies, pieces of culture that I loved to engage with but that contained protagonists I could never fully embody. The young adult series that were trendy when I was growing up—books like Gossip Girl or The Clique series—zeroed in on the wealthy and white. Don’t get me wrong; I still read those stories and unabashedly followed the TV episodes, but I knew they weren’t written with a girl like me in mind.

With the emergence of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before—alongside the box-office hit, Crazy Rich Asians—I’m so heartened to say that I finally feel like that’s all beginning to the change. This is not to disregard the canon of Asian American literature and film that has paved way for this moment; books like America is in the Heart, The Joy Luck Club, and The Woman Warrior all taught me to think critically about my identity, family, and place in the United States. This continuation of Asian American media celebrates how far our stories have carried us.

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Watching Lara Jean (played so enchantingly by Lana Condor) makes me feel like I’m watching myself. Her handwritten love letters remind me of my own private declarations to my crushes, including a sonnet I wrote in the 9th grade (during a Shakespeare lesson) in which I compared my crush’s green eyes to stalks of celery. The opening scene, where Lara Jean fantasizes about being in a romance novel, is embarrassingly familiar to my teenage self and all the Sophie Kinsella novels I devoured.

Though Lara Jean is a biracial character tiptoeing across two cultures, the center of the story doesn’t focus on her racial identity or the traumas associated with being a person of color in America today.

The story allows typical teenager Lara Jean to be, well, a typical teenager.

A lot of Asian American literature and film from the past has clung to the narrative of fleeing and settlement, or the dichotomy of being American but not really feeling American. Asian American writers are often pigeonholed into writing about trauma, family, and identity without much wiggle room to discuss anything else. And although these stories are wholly necessary and have allowed for new stories to be told, I’m excited to consume culture that presents the realities a Korean American teenager might face without heavy explanations of her race.

Lara Jean is clever, quirky, and well-meaning. She has a messy room and a strong bond with her sisters. She drinks Yakult in the morning during my favorite scene—where love interest Peter Kavinsky (played by heartthrob Noah Centineo) delights in Yakult for the first time, exclaiming that the yogurt drink we’ve all been sipping since childhood is “really good.” All of this feels so refreshingly authentic thanks to author Jenny Han, director Susan Johnson, and screenwriter Sofia Alvarez.

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I wish I had Lara Jean to model myself after when I was in high school. I would have been able to see what it’s like to be unapologetically me.

It’s the tiny details that allow Lara Jean’s character to shine on screen—whether it be her uniquely vintage wardrobe complete with flatform sneakers, her obsession with Sixteen Candles, or her strength to confront the intersecting dramas within her life.

The phrase “representation matters” gets thrown around a lot, but it’s because it’s true—these stories, when written by and for us, impact us in entirely new ways. We’re able to identify with characters beyond the surface level. We can even envision ourselves filling their shoes. Looking at the screen and being able to say, “Hey, that’s me!” is a powerful reaction and a testament to the talents of the filmmakers and Jenny Han’s vision.

Jenny Han said it herself in her moving piece in the New York Times:

“What would it have meant for me back then to see a girl who looked like me star in a movie? Not as the sidekick or romantic interest, but as the lead? Not just once, but again and again? Everything. There is power in seeing a face that looks like yours do something, be someone. There is power in moving from the sidelines to the center… Because when you see someone who looks like you, it reveals what is possible. It’s not just maybe I could be an actress. It’s maybe I could be an astronaut, a fighter, a president. A writer. This is why it matters who is visible. It matters a lot. And for the girls of 2018, I want more. I want the whole world.”

I’m excited to see what the future of literature, movies, and television looks like with a generation that gets to grow up seeing diversity normalized across all storytelling mediums. It’s our turn to tell stories that matter to us, with characters that can understand and portray our truest selves.

And in the meantime, I’m excited to see a sequel to this intoxicatingly sweet rom com (did you guys see the credit scene?!).

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“His Entire Body Was Shutting Down”: New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety

By mid-afternoon on August 1, 2017, the temperature in Stockton, Calif. was at least 105 degrees. Thirteen-year-old Jayden Galbert complained to his mother, Shynelle Jones, about the heat, but didn’t want to skip preseason football practice and hurt his chances of making the freshman football team. Instead, he showed up, pushed himself to participate, and then collapsed on the field. “He started vomiting and he was shaking,” Jones says. “He couldn’t see. He was trying to focus, but he couldn’t.” Jayden was eventually airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with exertional heat stroke, which in turn led to rhabdomyolysis, a dangerous condition in which muscle breakdown can cause kidney damage. “His entire body was shutting down and I almost lost him,” Jones wrote on Facebook shortly afterwards.

At the time, California’s high schools were not required to follow national best practice standards for preventing and treating heat stroke — guidelines that include having cold water tubs on hand in case players overheat, among other cooling treatments. And they’re still not, according to a new study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut that ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on whether they’ve implemented key sports safety policies that can prevent serious injuries and deaths of high school athletes. California ranks nearly last on the list and hasn’t implemented any of the best practice policies for preventing heat stroke, but many other states also fared poorly.

“They’re not sitting back and waiting for a kid to die to make these changes.”The policies included in the study cover “the four Hs: head, heart, heat and hemoglobin,” which together account for 90% of all sport-related deaths, says Samantha Scarneo, vice president for sport safety at the Korey Stringer Institute. But these policies aren’t uniformly implemented, which leaves many of the nation’s high school athletes at risk as students head back to school. No one knows just how many student athletes have been hurt or died in each state due to the lack of implementation, because those numbers are not tracked.

In California alone, there were more than 808,000 high school sports participants during the 2017-2018 school year, according to information released earlier this month by the California Interscholastic Federation. The state has several important measures in place, like requiring automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for cases of sudden cardiac arrest, and detailed return-to-play policies for players who are diagnosed with a concussion. But California also has the dubious distinction of being the only state that doesn’t regulate athletics trainers in any way. Trainers are often the ones to make calls about pulling a kid off the field or prescribing treatment. Despite several past legislative attempts, “the biggest concern in California is that the state does not require athletics trainers to be licensed,” Scarneo says. “Without any type of knowledge of who they are and what their training is, it makes it really difficult to actually trust that they know what they’re doing.”

States can look to New Jersey as a role model, which ranked No. 1 in the study and which Scarneo called “one of the most proactive states in the nation.” New policies enacted in New Jersey in the past year require cold-water immersion tubs, detailed steps for return to play, and strength and conditioning limits throughout the year. “They’re not sitting back and waiting for a kid to die to make these changes,” Scarneo says.

Overall, 21 states have made improvements since 2017 on policies in the key areas of sudden cardiac arrest, traumatic head injuries, exertional heat stroke, appropriate medical presence at games and practices, and emergency preparedness, Scarneo says. However, no state has a perfect score: even New Jersey only received 79.03% (by comparison, California scored 26%).

Jayden in the ICU at UC Davis where he stayed for five days.
Courtesy of Shynelle JonesJayden in the ICU at UC Davis where he stayed for five days.

One reason states vary so widely on student-athlete safety policies is that there isn’t one overall group that can require them. Unlike at the college level, where the National Collegiate Athletic Association oversees policies for its member schools, the National Federation of State High School Associations (the umbrella organization for the state high school associations) has no such authority. (Though there are still problems in college sports — the recent heat stroke death of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair is under ongoing investigation. Five Division I football players have died of heat stroke since 2000.)

But at the high school level, adoption of the best practice guidelines is left to each individual state. Some policies are enacted by the state’s high school association and some by its legislature, with the decentralization of oversight leading to tremendous variation that often leaves out important best practices.

There is some hope: since concussions have become a focus of public concern, lawmakers jumped to action, and it’s making a difference. Every state now has some type of a concussion law, which generally requires concussion education, immediate removal from play if it’s suspected that a player has a concussion, and medical clearance before that athlete can play again. A study last fall found a significant drop in the number of repeat concussions after the laws had been in effect for a period of time.

There’s also research showing that state heat acclimatization policies work. A study released by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in June found that high-school football players were 55 percent less likely to be diagnosed with exertional heat illness (which includes heat stroke as well as heat exhaustion and heat cramps) during the preseason in states with guidelines for this timeframe.

To evaluate each state’s sport safety policies, the Korey Stringer Institute used the best practice guidelines established in 2013 by a task force representing the nation’s leading medical and sports safety experts. The institute, named for the Minnesota Vikings player who died of heat stroke during training camp in 2001, was one; others included the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians, and the National Federation of State High School Associations.

“It is unacceptable to me that there are still high schools in the United States that don’t have AEDs and also unacceptable to me that there are high schools that don’t have a comprehensive emergency response plan for cardiac arrest on their campus,” says Dr. Jonathan Drezner, a co-author of the 2013 recommendations on behalf of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, who also directs the Center for Sports Cardiology and is a professor of family and sports medicine at the University of Washington.

“It is unacceptable to me that there are still high schools in the United States that don’t have AEDs.”The results of a recent study Drezner co-authored show that there were about 50 cases per year of sudden cardiac arrest in high school athletes between July 2014 and June 2016, although Drezner believes the actual number is likely higher. “School staff and coaches need regular (at least annual) reminders on where the AEDs are located, when to use them, and how to recognize sudden cardiac arrest,” he wrote in an email.

But another author of the 2013 best practices questioned whether ranking the states will be effective. Dr. Joel Brenner, medical director of the sports medicine program at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and an associate professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School, who co-authored the guidelines on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics, thinks it would be far better for each state to evaluate its own progress, given that circumstances and resources vary, instead of being rated and compared. “If the purpose is to see what’s being done and what’s not being done and help the states, I’m not sure a public ranking is going to be helpful,” says Brenner.

Also, he points out, there may be state policies that help protect players but aren’t reflected in the rankings, if they weren’t explicitly part of the 2013 best practice recommendations. For example, California has in-season limits on the number of full-contact football practices and a ban during the off-season, but didn’t receive points for these in KSI’s study.

Even though the rankings don’t represent the whole picture of what’s being done in each state, Drezner believes that requiring these policies at the state level is ultimately the right approach. “When we just raise awareness and we provide help and we do all of these other things, it doesn’t impact change enough,” he says. “For the state associations that have the authority to be decision makers, I think the ranking is working,” he says. “It’s pushing people to do more and come closer to the policy guidelines. We’re all working toward the same goal.”

In the meantime, there are often long-term impacts for athletes like Jayden. A year later, he still regularly goes to therapy for PTSD from the ordeal. And although he’s largely physically recovered, he still walks with a limp and has residual pain in his legs from the rhabdomyolysis he suffered. “Some days are better than others,” his mother says.

Jayden stopped playing football for the first time since he was 6 after the injury, but still hopes to play again at some point in high school. But after what he went through — and the environment Shynelle knows he’d be going back to — his mom has already made up her mind that the answer is no.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… or in the hands of the beautician.

Either way, it takes some skills and schooling to get there.

To help students achieve their blush-colored dreams, Beauty Changes Lives — in conjunction with beauty-inspired sponsors — has four beauty-related scholarships available right now.

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You can apply for only one of the scholarships listed, so choose wisely.

All applicants must fill out a general application, complete with a headshot and proof of enrollment or current licensure.

After filling out the general application, applicants are required to fill out a second application for the specific scholarship they choose.

The deadline to apply for all of them is Sept. 15, 2018.

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A total of 15 recipients will receive $ 1,000 toward tuition, open stock product and/or travel for advanced nail education.

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Students need to have 50% of their required courses completed to apply.

Applicants must submit a video answering as least one of the following questions:

  1. How do you describe your own style of unapologetic confidence?
  2. Please describe how you used your unapologetic confidence to accomplish a goal in your life or career.
  3. As you advance in your studies and career, how will you help champion confidence in others?

Videos must be a minimum of one minute long and have a YouTube link included with the submission.

MUD Make-up Scholarship: $ 2,500

The Make-up Designory (MUD) funds five $ 2,500 scholarships twice a year.

Any student in an accredited cosmetology and/or esthetics school that uses MUD makeup in their program can apply to this scholarship.

Once the general application is filled out, the second application phase includes submitting a video or storyboard with accompanying essay that answers the question:

“Why is beauty your passion, and how will your career in beauty fulfill your purpose?”

Additional questions and requirements can be found on the MUD Make-up scholarship page.

Ratner Companies Passion and Purpose Cosmetology Scholarship: $ 3,125

Are you currently enrolled in an accredited beauty school or cosmetology program with less than 50% of the program complete?

If so, then this scholarship might be the one for you.

Ratner Companies, owner of five salon brands with nearly 1,000 salons, is sponsoring this passion- and purpose-themed scholarship.

Applicants have to submit a three-minute YouTube video that answers the question: “Why is beauty your passion, and how will your career in beauty fulfill your purpose?”

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Lebron James’s I Promise School Aims to Help Akron, Ohio Students

LeBron James is giving back to his community in a major way. As he prepares to hit the court as a Los Angeles Laker, the NBA superstar has opened up school to aid and uplift struggling students in Akron, Ohio.

“We are going to be that groundbreaking school that will be a nationally recognized model for urban and public school excellence,” shares Brandi Davis, principal of LeBron James’ new I Promise school “We are letting people know it is about true wrap-around support, true family integration and true compassion.”

The I Promise school is a collaboration between the City of Akron, Akron Public Schools and the LeBron James Family Foundation. The concept behind the school has been put together for a few years now, and its name was born out of the foundation’s desire to help “students who promise to go to school, do their homework, listen to teachers, ask questions and find answers, be respectful of others and live a healthy life.”

“Looking at reading data, we identified students who were a year, two years behind in reading,” explains Keith Liechty, Akron Public Schools’ liaison to the LeBron James Family Foundation. “From that, we had more than 120 kids. We had to put a cap on it so we could fit under one roof. We did a random selection of all students who met that criteria.”

“Every one of these kids, maybe they don’t become LeBron James on the basketball court, but they become the LeBron James of their passion and dream in life,” says Michele Campbell, the LeBron James Family Foundation’s executive director. “We’re coming to them at a time when people came to LeBron and Gloria and wrapped around them and believed in them before he was this great basketball player.”

The I Promise school opened up this Monday, and LeBron James — along with members of his foundation — and several public officials from the City of Akron and its public school system were on hand for the opening. You can check out a list of what the school is offering — for free — below.

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Children with better coordination more likely to achieve at school

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Homer Brink Elementary School Receive Tribute & Health Help by ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Homedale Elementary School Receive Tribute & Medicine Help By Charles Myrick of ACRX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Kaiser Permanente Hosts Community Workday at Koko Head Elementary School

HONOLULU —  School faculty and volunteers from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii gathered for a community workday at Koko Head Elementary School today to help beautify the campus. This marks Kaiser Permanente’s third community workday of 2018, part of an ongoing initiative to support healthy learning environments for keiki by restoring and beautifying school campuses.

Volunteers completed general maintenance in the school parking lot, including restriping parking stall lines. Kaiser Permanente provided monetary support for the project and lunch for volunteers.

“We’re grateful to our employees and school volunteers for joining us today to help beautify Koko Head Elementary,” said David Underriner, president of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “Our commitment to community service includes volunteering our time and efforts toward creating a healthier and more productive learning environment for keiki.”

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has partnered with Hawaii 3R’s, an organization founded by the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, to identify and complete impactful projects at schools across the state. Hawaii 3R’s provided a grant for $ 3,000 for the beautification project.

“Our work today helps brighten and restore our parking lot for faculty and parent use,” said Koko Head Elementary School Principal Jeffrey Shitaoka. “Partnering with Kaiser Permanente and 3R’s helps amplify our own efforts to beautify our campus for the benefit of the community.”

 

About Hawaii 3R’s
In 2001, the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye began a new initiative called Hawaii 3R’s (Repair, Remodel and Restore Hawaii’s public schools) whose mission is to bring outside financial and human resources together to tackle the approximately $ 640 million repair and maintenance backlog in Hawaii’s public schools.  Hawaii 3R’s works with state agencies, trade unions, businesses, military, community leaders, parents, teachers and students to match public and private funds with volunteers (“sweat equity”) to reduce the backlog.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

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Wedding Deejay Arrested for the Brutal 1992 Rape and Murder of School Teacher Christy Mirack

Pennsylvania police made an arrest in the death of school teacher Christy Mirack 25 years after her murder.

Raymond “DJ Freez” Rowe, 49, was arrested on Monday afternoon at his home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and was charged with criminal homicide.

Mirack was 25 years old and a sixth-grade teacher at Rohrerstown Elementary School. She was found dead in her home on December 21, 1992. Her death rocked her community and has remained a cold case for over two decades.

“The killer was at liberty for this brutal crime longer than Christy Mirack was on this earth alive. His apprehension was long overdue,” Lancaster District Attorney Craig Stedman told reporters at a press conference Monday.

Mirack was found dead in her home by the principal of her school who went to her home as he was concerned when she did not show up for work.

According to the District Attorney, the young teacher has been sexually assaulted, her clothes were pushed down from her waist, her shirt pushed up and it was clear a struggle had taken place.

Mirack was wearing her jacket and gloves and that, combined with scuff marks, led authorities to believe she had been dragged back into the home, Stedman said.

Mirack was strangled to death but she sustained a “brutal beating” to the point her “face was distorted,” he added.

At the time, authorities took a DNA sample from her body and the carpet underneath the body, which had fluids from the alleged attacker.

For years authorities did not find a match to that DNA. But, according to Stedman, that changed when the DNA sample was matched to a relative of Rowe who had uploaded their DNA to a database on genealogy website GEDmatch – the same site which was involved in the Golden State Killer’s arrest.

However, that alone was not enough for an arrest, so the deejay was put under surveillance. In late May, undercover investigators collected used chewing gum and a water bottle they claim Rowe used while working as a deejay at an event at a school, Steadman said at the press conference.

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Police concluded the DNA found in the gum and bottle were a match to the DNA taken from the scene, he added.

Stedman also said Rowe “was not on our radar” as the alleged killer before his arrest.

Rowe works as a deejay predominately at weddings, school proms and has even worked at charity events raising money to help female victims of violence.

However, he also claims to have worked as a deejay for celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Brooke Hogan, as well as at events featuring Sting, The Eagles and Kenny Kravitz, according to his website.

Rowe is currently being held in Lancaster County Prison and is not eligible for bail.

This isn’t the first time an arrest in a cold case was made after DNA was submitted to a genealogy site. California police arrested former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo for crimes he committed as the notorious Golden State Killer in April.

A police source told PEOPLE at the time that DeAngelo was caught through “sophisticated” DNA analysis, but said he was not on the radar of police. At the press conference, police said DeAngelo was linked to DNA evidence six days before his arrest.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said that authorities surveilled DeAngelo and recovered “discarded DNA” that allegedly confirmed the suspect’s connection to the killings.


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Winnie Harlow: I was a confident child growing up, but that changed for a time when I was bullied at school

OHMYGOSSIP — Winnie Harlow thinks her bullies’ opinions are “irrelevant”. The 23-year-old model – who suffers from vitiligo, which causes the loss skin pigment – lost her confidence because of cruel taunting she experienced at school, but she eventually learned not to care about what other people think of her, FemaleFirst.co.uk mediates.

She said: “I was a confident child growing up, but that changed for a time when I was bullied at school. As an adult, I gained my confidence back by asking myself, ‘Why do I care what other people think?’ And now I don’t. If I were to come face-to-face with those bullies today, I wouldn’t say a word. Their thoughts are irrelevant.”

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Winnie believes the key to not getting upset by bullies is for a person to figure out their own reasons why they doubt themselves. She said: “If I was advising my best friend on bullies, first I would ask them, ‘Why are you doubting yourself?’ Once you get to the core reason [for self doubt], you can start to work on making it over those barriers that are holding you back.”

The former ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant thinks social media can be a great “tool” – but also “dangerous” as it gives everyone a platform.

She told Grazia magazine: “Social media is a powerful outlet for anything you want to voice. This can be both a positive and a dangerous thing, depending on whose hands it’s in.”

Winnie feels very “lucky” that she adores her job as a model because not everyone enjoys their work. She said: “My grandfather often told my mom, do what you love because you’ll be doing it for the rest of your life. I’m lucky that I really love what I do.”

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Hill View Montessori Charter Public School Receive Tribute & Healthcare Help By Charles Myrick Of ACRX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Scotland’s famous Glasgow School of Art devastated by fire, four years after another blaze

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Cheryl Giovannoni on how to help girls achieve their potential at school

Marie Claire speak exclusively to CEO of the Girls’ Day School Trust Cheryl Giovannoni on how to encourage the next generation of female leaders

Cheryl Giovannoni

Cheryl Giovannoni lives and breathes leadership. Before becoming CEO of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), her career with global communications powerhouse WPP culminated with her role as CEO of Ogilvy & Mather (where she landed contracts with huge companies such as Pizza Hut and Pimm’s). Her previous roles have included European President of the global brand consulting firm, Lander Associates, as well as CEO of Coley Porter Bell, a consumer design and branding business.

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On top of this, Giovannoni is also a keen proponent of mentoring, and offers her time and support for WACL (Women in Advertising and Communication London) and is a non-executive director of Fearless Futures, a charity that aims to encourage equality through its programmes for schools.

Now as the CEO of the GDST, Cheryl Giovannoni is responsible for the organisation that hopes to shape girls at 23 schools and two academies across England and Wales into strong and confident women. We spoke to Cheryl about the importance of STEM subjects, the effects of gender stereotyping and how to support girls in the age of Instagram.

When girls fulfil their potential at school, how does that affect their future prospects?

‘School is the launch-pad for the rest of your life. At the GDST, this means giving girls every possible opportunity to explore and grow their talents so they can step out into the world full of confidence and optimism for their future, as well as resilience to handle things when they don’t go according to plan. This means, always encouraging girls to be curious and resourceful, to be fearless and take risks. To try new things and get out of their comfort zone, in a place where they make friends for life and hopefully have fun.’

‘It is for us all to keep building girls up’

Nowadays, what is the biggest hurdle that girls face at school?

‘The most important thing we can do is to encourage a girl to have the confidence to find her own voice. Girls more than boys tend to hold themselves back and not speak up. In a girls-only environment, it is wonderfully inspiring to see girls take the lead in any role – they understand they can do anything they put their mind to and that there is nothing that they can’t achieve. It is for us all to keep building girls up – to encourage them to raise their hand, to speak out, that their voice matters.’

What is the biggest change you have seen in the challenges that girls face at school?

‘The exponential rise in social media has created a world that is so unlike the world most parents grew up in. Girls are bombarded every day with “perfect” images of life – ones that only include the best bits. It becomes very hard to maintain perspective of what life really is all about, with all its wonderful ups, downs and challenges. The pressure of that skewed perspective can be very challenging.

What can the wider world do to support girls at school? It’s for all of us out there to support girls as they start out on their chosen paths after their career. We’ve recently heard the pitiful excuses made for not having women in the boardroom. I see girls every single day full of vitality and determination and I know that this is the generation that will change the world. All leaders out there must change their mind-set and start to create opportunities for women – if they don’t, these leaders will certainly miss out.’

What are the main differences in the challenges that girl and boys face at school?

‘Boys and girls face a number of challenges at school. Even before they enrol in school, girls – and boys – are subject to gender stereotypes. They are spoken to and treated differently. It impacts on how we see ourselves, determines our future aspirations and how we value ourselves. It seems to me that boys too can be held back by gender stereotypes. If men are supposed to be strong and silent, and good at maths, where does this leave the boy who is passionate and creative?’

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‘In all-girls schools, nothing holds a girl back’

Research has shown that girls thrive in single sex schools – why do you think this is?

‘In all-girls schools, nothing holds a girl back. They receive an education that puts them front and centre, boosts their confidence and empowers them as they step-out into the world. They are taught to aim high and meet obstacles with resilience. They thrive because all roles are open to them.

In mixed schools, boys can often dominate in the classroom and assumptions of “girls’ subjects” and “boys’ subjects” kick-in, limiting their potential. All-girls schools do not bubble-wrap girls and shield them from the “real world”. Quite the contrary. They exist to inspire and enable young women to thrive in, as well as challenge and change, a society that is far from equal. At all-girls schools, girls step out into the world seeing themselves as nothing less than leaders or potential leaders. I truly believe it will be these girls who smash the glass ceiling, for the benefit of everyone.’

How would you encourage more girls into STEM subjects and careers?

‘Again, it goes back to instilling confidence in girls, that they can pursue any career they wish. One thing that is really important is to provide positive role models – to remind girls of the amazing women who have achieved incredible things. If she can see it she can be it. Seeing is believing and they realise there is no stopping them.’

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Michael Bivins Receives Honorary High School Diploma After Dropping Out

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Congratulations to 49-year-old Michael Bivins of New EditionBell Biv DeVoe and RBRM fame for receiving his honorary high school diploma from Belmont High School in Belmont, Massachusetts.

The Boston native Bivins left school his sophomore year to pursue his music career.

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In an interview with WHDH, the he shared, “It’s never too late, don’t ever feel like you can’t go back fix something and do something again. As long as you have breath, you can go back and do the same thing and maybe it’ll have a different outcome.”

In attendance Thursday were Bivins’ wife and kids, mother and a former basketball teammate.

He walked across the stage Thursday wearing a cap and gown and was presented with an honorary class of 1986 diploma, patch.com reports.

Thelma Burns, a former METCO coordinator, said Bivins never lost sight of his education, even after leaving the high school to tour with New Edition.

“You know, he had to leave school to do this musical thing but he always had education in the back of his mind,” she said.

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The NFL may have banned Colin Kaepernick for using his First Amendment right to peacefully protest against injustice, but the 30-year-old has clearly moved on. He is now teaming up with Emmy winner Ava DuVernay for a television series that will definitely be a must-see.

DuVernay has several projects in the works and one of them, according to Vanity Fair, is with the former NFL player, which will be a “TV comedy series with Colin Kaepernick that centers on his high-school life.” No word on when or where this will air, but it should definitely be a fascinating story.

Kaepernick’s father was Black and his mother was white, but he was given up for adoption. A white couple named  Rick and Teresa Kaepernick adopted him and he was raised in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin until he was 4. The family eventually moved to Turlock, California, which is where he attended high school. He was an overall athlete and became a sports star in Central California because of his accomplishments in football and basketball.

With Ava behind him, there could so some interesting stories tell and you can be guaranteed these two will definitely insert some needed social commentary.

Another note, Ava is also directing a Netflix series on The Central Park Five. They were 5 Black teenagers who were wrongfully accused of assaulting a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. Their lives were destroyed and Donald Trump famously took out a full page ad in The New York Times calling for their execution.

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The Rochester Broadway Theatre League RBTL is pleased to announce that it will join other professional theater organizations from across the country participating in the tenth annual presentation of The Jimmy Awards, to be held in New York City on June 25th at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The National High School Musical Theater Awards NHSMTA, founded and produced by Nederlander Presentations, Inc. and Pittsburgh CLO, is a national celebration of outstanding student achievement that recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performances by high school students. The Jimmy Award is named in honor of James M. Nederlander, legendary Broadway theater owner and producer.
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Sabika Sheikh Came to America for an Education, Then She Was Murdered in School

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SANTA FE, Texas—Sabika Sheikh came to the United States to learn about American culture as part of a State Department-funded scholarship program.

On Friday, Sheikh fell victim to a gruesome American tradition, massacred with nine others at school by a gun-wielding classmate.

This time it was at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. Among the victims were two popular substitute teachers, Ann Perkins and Cynthia Tisdale, as well as 16-year-old Shana Fisher, whose mother said the alleged shooter “kept making advances” at her daughter, Los Angeles Times reported.

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Heartbreak and Outrage: These Are the Victims of the Santa Fe High School Shooting in Texas

On Friday, a gunman killed ten people, mostly students, in a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Among those killed were an exchange student from Pakistan and a substitute teacher.

The attack, which began around 7:30 a.m., comes just months after a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people — and, less than a year before that, a mass shooter at a concert in Las Vegas killed 58.

The suspect in the shooting has been identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, according to a news release from the Galveston County Sheriff. He is being held in the Galveston County Jail with no bond on capital murder charges.

In addition to the dead, ten people were injured, including a school police officer who confronted the gunman and helped prevent more deaths, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.

Here is what we know about the slain, including their names, ages, photos and backgrounds, where available.

Sabika Sheikh, 17

Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani exchange student, was confirmed dead by the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, D.C.

The Pakistan Association of Greater Houston posted on Facebook that Sheikh was in Texas as part of the Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Programme. According to the post, she was due to come back home to Pakistan on Eid, a religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Sheikh hailed from Karachi, a city of 18 million people in southern Pakistan, reports Al Jazeera. The outlet spoke to Sheikh’s father, Abdul Aziz, who said, “She was extraordinary, genius, and talented.”

Aziz added, “At such a young age she would say such huge things, that sometimes I couldn’t believe it. Even now I cannot believe that my daughter is gone.”

Cynthia Tisdale

Multiple family members confirmed on Facebook that Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher, was killed.

According to her niece, Leia Olinde, Tisdale was substituting in the art class where the gunfire broke out.

Her brother-in-law, John Tisdale, wrote that Tisdale’s husband was stricken with an incurable lung disease that forced him to stop working, so Tisdale worked at Santa Fe High School and took a second job as a server to make ends meet.

“I am certain if we could talk to Cynthia, who is in heaven, the first thing she would say is she is concerned how is going to make it,” John Tisdale wrote.

Olinde wrote that Tisdale “was another mother to me. Someone I could talk to about anything and go to for everything.”

She added, “I have no words to describe the way I’m feeling now.”

Christopher Jake Stone

The sister of Chris Stone, 17, confirmed his death on Facebook.

“My baby brother was killed yesterday morning,” Mercedez Stone wrote. “Why my family, and why my beautiful baby brother.”

Mercedez described her brother to CNN as “adventurous” and “willing to try anything.” He liked played football and video games, and he enjoyed hiking, jet skiing and ziplining, she said.

According to the Houston Chronicle, one of his friends described Stone on Twitter as a “sweet and funny boy.”

Shana Fisher

Shana Fisher’s mom described her to the Chronicle as “shy and sweet,” saying, “She had a lot of love in her heart.”

A GoFundMe page launched in her memory says, “Her family is devastated” and “absolutely grief-stricken.”

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2 dead, some critically hurt after school bus full of 5th-graders slams off highway

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

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Dancing college grads dragged off stage, school sorry for its ‘aggressive’ response

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To the little jerks on the school bus, I’m watching you

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I never thought I would be the type of mom that would want to bite someone — especially a child’s — head off. But, here I am ready to lose my mind on a bunch of 7-year-olds.

Why is there such a disconnect in child temperament these days? I feel like back in the day kids were kids, sometimes one kid was an angel and other times that same kid was a jerk. It kind of evened the universe out. We had a very well-rounded population of mediocre children. It was great.

And, these mediocre kids rode the bus and went to school and everyone was happy.

School bus behavior

Now, it seems, we have the kids that are usually angels and the kids that are unfailingly jerks.

Trust me, I am no stranger to good kids acting like jerks. I have four boys. And while deep down I know they are good kids (I mean, they cried when the grandma died in Trolls), I am not delusional in thinking they aren’t capable of acting like a bunch of a-holes.

However; here are my thoughts on how you can tell if a kid is a good kid, or not. Good kids generally reserve their bad behavior to take out on their siblings and parents.

After several recent incidents I am starting to suspect there might be a couple of not-good kids (I hate to say bad without 100 percent certainty) riding the same school bus as my boys. Just yesterday Frankie calmly told me that he “gave” his favorite toy car to a big kid on the bus because the big kid simply told Frankie he felt like keeping it for himself.

I will be the first person to note when my kids are being naughty and my boys are definitely not the most gracious sharers amongst themselves, but they would never take another child’s toy and refuse to return it saying it is theirs now…because that’s what they feel like.

And if they did? Well, they would surely feel the wrath of God.

While I am definitely not missing the 97 cent Matchbox car from Walmart, we have more than plenty, I am contemplating marching my buns on that bus and demanding it be returned — not because I want one more car to step on, but to show this little turkey that you don’t get what you want out of life by taking it from someone else.

If no one else will teach these kids to be normal, mediocre little runts and do normal kid things like talk too loudly and argue over whose dad is the strongest, I guess I will just have to.

So, to the “big kids” on the school bus who insist on teaching the “little kids” how to use their middle finger, or what swear words make adults most angry, and talk them into ponying up their toys, I will be watching you.

And to the parents and adults reading this, If you hear about a lady who was arrested for losing her mind on a bunch of 8-year-olds, it was probably me.

 

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What to Wear to Law School Graduation

what to wear to law school graduationReader A is wondering what to wear to law school graduation, with hopes that she can wear it again for summer weddings — so let’s discuss! Readers, what did you wear to your law school graduation? Here’s her question:

I’m graduating from law school in three weeks and I’m wondering what to wear for graduation. I didn’t go to my college graduation so I’m feeling kinda clueless. Ideally it’d be something under $ 200 that I can wear again to work at my firm (preferably sleeves and close to knee length). I feel like a spring-y pattern is more appropriate for the occasion than my go-to black and white sheath. Any ideas? (Bonus if it’s something I could also wear to summer weddings for law school classmates)

We’ve talked a bit about dressing for law school, including what to wear to law school, as well as ideal law school orientation outfits — but not for graduation itself. The TL;DR advice here: don’t stress; whatever you wear will be fine. (You could always go with one of the light blue sheath dresses that are popular right now — good for graduation, work, and weddings!) Some more in depth notes, from your friendly fashion blogger who overthinks these things:


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  • I honestly couldn’t tell you what anyone wore to my law school graduation, because we all wore robes/gowns the whole time  — I know from pictures at dinner with my family afterward that I wore a black sheath dress with white grosgrain ribbon details that I got on some crazy deal at an outlet store, but that was me. I honestly don’t think it matters. Sheath dress, wedding guest attire, pants — it’s all fine. Don’t go crazy casual — keep the cutoff denim shorts at home, perhaps — but don’t stress too much.
  • Keep an eye on the ground when choosing your outfit — stiletto heels will sink into soft ground like grass and, depending on where the graduation is, you may be walking across a muddy field anyway. So: be practical, be comfortable. Don’t spend a ton on shoes that may be ruined by the conditions. Don’t wear flip flops, either, but don’t buy designer white suede stilettos just for the occasion.
  • Pockets may be a good thing, and your graduation gown/robe may not have them. If you won’t be carrying your bag with you to the ceremony itself, look for a dress with pockets so you can keep whatever your bare minimal essentials are on you — iPhone, $ 20, lip gloss, whatever. (The pictured dress does NOT have pockets, but it has the benefits of being affordable ($ 118), appropriate for summer weddings in that it isn’t too sexy or white, somewhat appropriate for work (with a navy blazer or cardigan on top), and, hey, it’s also wearable for law school graduation. This morning’s navy/pink dress would also work, as would the under-$ 50 blue dress we featured a few weeks ago. Here’s a plus size option that looks lovely (and has sleeves!), this one comes in regular and plus sizes, and this $ 128 option is very floral but very cute if that’s your thing.

Readers, let’s hear from you — what did you wear to your law school graduation (or any grad school graduation)? Did you party with friends/family immediately after graduation, or did you partake in more generic networking (which might require closer attention to your outfit)? (Taken from another direction — in general, what’s your go-to look for “wedding guest attire” — and how many dresses do you have in your closet that fit the bill?)

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Leading Economist and His Brother Launch The Black Business School

After Lawrence Watkins helped his brother Boyce Watkins, Ph.D., a leading financial scholar and economist, launch a successful speaking career, the two joined forces again to create The Black Business School.

“We combined the best parts and removed the worst parts of our collective business school experience as both a professor and student,” said Lawrence Watkins. Our goal is to help African Americans obtain a culturally relevant, yet practical education in all things wealth building at a price they can afford. As of today, we’ve had over 56,000 students who have either registered for our free or paid courses on the platform.”

Black Enterprise caught up with Watkins to learn more.

 In comparison to attending a traditional college, what’s the value that the Black Business School offers participants?

  • Cultural relevance – Unless a person attended an HBCU or was in the Africana Studies department of a predominately white institution, they probably have had very little interaction with black instructors, especially in business. We solve this problem as the large majority of our instructors are black. We are especially proud to have brought on Dr. Claud Anderson, author of PowerNomics, to teach a course on community economic development. He has already done two public lectures with Boyce that has been popular with our audience.

 

  • Practical education – A fundamental fallacy of college education for black people is that the universities teach you how to work for someone else, but not yourself. If we owned the majority of institutions that control our day-to-day lives, then this would be OK. Unfortunately, we don’t. Therefore, we need to deploy a different strategy to gain wealth as a community. Our courses focus on the subjects that are practically applicable to teach our students how to make money now. We conclude some theory, but practicality is the focus. We also focus our attention on the subject areas where black people can make their money without having many institutional gatekeepers. These areas of focus are small business & entrepreneurship, securities investing, real estate investing, marketing & sales, personal finance, data & technology, and leadership & personal development. The first three paths already exist in our organization but will be expanding to the other four over the next several months.

 

  • Low cost – Traditional college is putting a lot of students in debt. I know as I also have a couple of those fancy degrees. I ask myself if it was worth it often. I don’t want the rest of our community to have to make the same choice. I want them to be able to get an education and also buy the real estate that will help them attain generational wealth. We price our programs at a rate to where most students can pay out of pocket instead of taking out $ 100,000 in student loans. We are very proud of this fact.

What are your most popular courses?

The course that initially kicked off the acceleration of the BBS was Black Money 102: How to Invest in the Stock Market by Dr. Boyce Watkins. We noticed from social media there were many people in our community that did not know the basics of stock market investing. So, Boyce took the financial concepts that he taught at Syracuse University and shared that knowledge with the black community. Currently, we’ve had about 4,000 current & past students in this one class alone.

We launched a crypto-currency and blockchain investing initiative because we believe that Blockchain technology represents the next frontier of technological innovation. Part of this initiative involved creating the world’s largest African & African-American focused investing community at 60,000+ members. In December, we had over 22,000 people register to attend our online Crypto Investing Summit. Our premium blockchain mastermind, the Digital Underground, has had over 1,400 enrollments. The first token that has come out from the Digital Underground mastermind is LUV. LUV is an immutable Ethereum smart contract, an ERC-20 backed blockchain token that focuses on spreading awareness, education, and adoption of blockchain technology usage. LUV is priceless and cannot be bought. Authentic LUV is only given away for free.

 

 

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Today I cheered my kids on as they walked out of school

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Sara McGinnis

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My high school was eerily quiet on April 20, 1999. We didn’t have cell phones but all the same, word quickly spread that two students at Columbine had murdered 12 of their peers and one teacher.

I was a senior over a thousand miles away, but Columbine affected us the same way 9/11 affected the entire United States two years later. We no longer felt safe. I had conversations with friends that included sarcastic quips like “Hope we can live long enough to graduate,” and genuine thoughts like “Something has to change. This is not okay.”

Nearly 19 years later (19 years!) my kids, who are in middle school now, practice lockdown drills. We have conversations about the run/hide/fight strategy. I fear they won’t survive high school.

Nothing has changed and it’s disgusting.

Wednesday morning I penned a note for each of my sons that read, “Hell yeah, my child has my permission to walk out of school on 3/14/18. Never again.” I felt teary as I signed my name below, emotional about having to do something as ridiculous as support my children in their quest not to be murdered at their desks.

At 10:00 I watched with pride as my sons marched out of their school with their peers. When my elder son shouted “safe” I joined in with the classmates as they chanted “schools” in reply. I tried not to think too much about how in the 19 years since I felt that pit of fear in my stomach, we’ve done nothing but watch more children be killed by guns. I refused to think about how we’ve failed kids, because no middle-schooler wants to have their mom crying in front of their classmates.

As a few people on our community’s Facebook page were happy to point out to me, one 17-minute protest by a few dozen middle schoolers isn’t going to get big results. Regardless, I saw each of the kids who walked out today experience finding their voice, supporting a cause, and standing up for what they believe is right.

What more can you ask from kids who are having chicken nuggets and chocolate milk for lunch?

It’s ludicrous that children are the ones bringing attention to their right to be safe, but it was glorious to see. Keep on, next generation. May you find a way where we have failed.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

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