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New York City to Pay Jonathan Fleming $6.25 Million for False Conviction and 25 Years in Prison

New York City has agreed to pay $6.25 million to Jonathan Fleming, a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison before being exonerated in a  429 more words

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Chicago Student Arianna Alexander Accepted to 26 Universities, Offered More Than $3 Million in Scholarships

CHICAGO —  Kenwood Academy‘s valedictorian, Arianna Alexander, wants to go to college to learn about business. As it turns out, she has a number of options. 416 more words

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New Jersey Teen Kyemah McEntyre Silences Haters with Epic Handmade Prom Dress, Gets Voted Prom Queen

The thought of a home-made dress often conjures up images of Cinderella (before the Fairy Godmother intervenes, obviously) and outfits made of floral curtains, a la The Sound of Music. 243 more words

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Former NFL Star Randy Moss Hands Diploma to Lifelong Fan, Friend and Cancer Survivor Kassi Spier at her High School Graduation

Back in 1998, two-year-old Kassi Spier caught Randy Moss‘ attention when she yelled his name while Moss was going through his first training camp with the  272 more words

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Cicely Tyson, Oprah Winfrey Recognize African American Achievements In TV During Paley Center Tribute

The Paley Center for Media hosted a star-studded event Thursday evening celebrating the 35th anniversary of BET’s launch, as well as the groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans in television over the years. 401 more words

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Two Black Scholars, Dr. Scott V. Edwards and Dr. Jennifer A. Richeson, Elected Members of the National Academy of Sciences

This year the National Academy of Sciences elected 84 new members from the United States. While the academy does not release data on the race or ethnicity of its members, after an analysis of the list of new members by… 287 more words

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Bell Earns College Degree at Age of 74

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby Bell sat down in the chair, his black gown draped over his shoulders, the black cap tilted just perfectly and the white tassels hanging to his right. 595 more words

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