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Georgia Teen Earns 4.7 GPA and Makes History as School's First African-American Male Valedictorian

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Georgia Teen Earns 4.7 GPA and Makes History as School's First African-American Male Valedictorian

18-year-old Rawlin Lee Tate Jr. has a lot to celebrate. With a 4.7 GPA, the high school senior is the first African-American male to be valedictorian in Woodland High School's history. Holding the highest grade point average in his class also helped him earn over 1.2 million dollars in scholarships. Over the course of his high school career, Tate took 21 advanced placement courses and never earned anything lower than an A. “My lowest grade from my high school career was a 98,” Tate told Because of Them We Can. Recently named a Georgia Scholar by the Georgia Department of...

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Two Black Girls in Arkansas Make History as School’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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Two Black Girls in Arkansas Make History as School’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian

For the first time in Junction City High School’s history, two Black girls are graduating at the top of their class as valedictorian and salutatorian. The two have known each other since kindergarten. "It feels good to be the top two Black females because they have never had it," valedictorian Alexis Peterson told KTVE. Peterson and salutatorian Taykeetria Rogers have blazed a trail inundated with Black girl magic. In addition to capturing the school’s highest academic honors, the two successfully juggled multiple extra curricular activities. Rogers, was a top cheerleader and basketball player. The outlet reports that she was named...

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Missy Elliott Becomes First Hip-Hop Artist to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music

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Missy Elliott Becomes First Hip-Hop Artist to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music

Missy Elliott just acquired a new title to add to her trailblazing career - Doctor. On Saturday, the Berklee College of Music awarded her with an honorary doctorate in music, making her the first hip-hop artist in the school’s history to receive the prestigious degree. Elliott joins other artists whose musical contributions have impacted the culture such as Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, and Quincy Jones. Justin Timberlake and Alex Lacamoire were also honored with Elliott. Upon receiving the degree the Virginia native was overwhelmed with emotion. She posted pieces of her acceptance speech on Instagram. View this post...

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Rihanna Expands Empire and Makes History as First Black Woman to Head Luxury Fashion House

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Rihanna Expands Empire and Makes History as First Black Woman to Head Luxury Fashion House

Rihanna is preparing to inundate Paris and the world with more of her Black girl magic through her new Paris based fashion brand in partnership with LVMH. And of course, it’s appropriately named Fenty. big day for the culture. thank you Mr.Arnault for believing in this little girl from the left side of an island, and for giving me the opportunity to grow with you at @LVMH https://t.co/6ToY8MkDQB pic.twitter.com/Q9eF35576T — Rihanna (@rihanna) May 10, 2019 Some of the brands LVMH owns includes Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton. The fashion house also helped bring Rihanna’s wildly successful and disruptive Fenty...

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They Just Opened the First Black-owned Urgent Care Center on the Southside of Chicago

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They Just Opened the First Black-owned Urgent Care Center on the Southside of Chicago

An urgent care facility in Hyde Park, Chicago recently opened, and it’s Black-owned.  Premier Health Urgent Care is focused on providing quality service that is quick, convenient and compassionate. One of the co-founders told the Chicago Crusader what their presence means to the community. “We are happy to open an urgent care in Hyde Park because the community needs it. I see so many urban professionals who either delay or go without care because of time constraints. No one has 8 hours to wait in the emergency department for a minor illness or the flexibility to wait 3 weeks because their...

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