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Today marks 55th anniversary of integration of Atlanta Public Schools

Thanks to Atlanta Board of Education member Matt Westmoreland for reminding us what happened 55 years ago today:  Nine black students — Thomas Welch, Madelyn Nix, Willie Jean Black, Donita Gaines, Arthur Simmons, Lawrence Jefferson, Mary James McMullen, Martha Ann Holmes and Rosalyn Walton — integrated four all-white Atlanta public high schools. 733 more words

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The Week that Facebook Went

Ladies & Gentlemen, the results are in!

For those of you who don’t know what the hell that even means, let me explain.  After very little thought (it wasn’t rocket science, people) I decided to take a mini vacay from everyone’s favorite…

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Memories, pt. 2

Nothing bad ever happened to me, I should not complain. Mental health problems=complaining.

When I was 11, I became acutely aware of my wrong-ness. It was pointed out to me outside class, with a winter glove, one of those hard, waterproof ones, on the cheek. 320 more words

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Speaking out and standing up to bullying through song

MADISON — As the school year kicks off, a Madison mother is hoping all parents remind their kids about the devastating effects of bullying.

“Enough’s enough with kids being mean,” Jill Nesi said. 465 more words

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Stay awake for this September

It’s nearly September, and this means one thing – school.

Christos enjoys school. Obviously, we have had incidents involving bloodshed and tears but he has been good for most of the experience. 697 more words