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Less Than a Year After Opening, 90% of the Students at LeBron James I Promise School Have Met or Exceeded Academic Goals

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Less Than a Year After Opening, 90% of the Students at LeBron James I Promise School Have Met or Exceeded Academic Goals

Last year, when three-time NBA champion LeBron James opened the doors to his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, he categorized the event as “one of the greatest moments” of his life. Now, less than a year later, the Los Angeles Lakers star is standing by those words as his kids have already surpassed the expectations that were set before them.   According to The New York Times, 90% of the school’s inaugural class of 240 third and fourth graders have met or exceeded individual growth goals in reading and math, putting them ahead of their peers across the district....

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Russell Wilson Makes History with Signing Bonus and Becomes Highest Paid Player in NFL

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Russell Wilson Makes History with Signing Bonus and Becomes Highest Paid Player in NFL

A new $140 million contract agreement with the Seattle Seahawks just made Russell Wilson the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson’s deal also broke new ground as his $65 million signing bonus is the highest in the history of the league. They say beside every good man is a good woman. Which is probably why the future hall of famer decided to make the announcement  in a video beside his wife, Ciara.   SEATTLE. Let’s get it. @Seahawks #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/xeWnEnUzmR — Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 16, 2019 The deal is for an additional four years and extends his time...

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Aretha Franklin Makes History with Posthumous Pulitzer Prize

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Aretha Franklin Makes History with Posthumous Pulitzer Prize

Even as an ancestor Aretha Franklin continues to make history. The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation today, making her the first individual woman to earn the prize since it was first introduced in 1930. Other recipients of this honor include Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk amongst others. The committee said Franklin was given the award due to her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades. Over the course of her career, Franklin amassed 18 Grammys, numerous Top 10 albums and a dozen million-selling singles. She also made history as...

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Call it a Comeback: Tiger Woods Just Won Fifth Masters Since 2005

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Call it a Comeback: Tiger Woods Just Won Fifth Masters Since 2005

Tiger Woods just won his fifth Masters cementing one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. This is his first Masters win since 2005 and his first major title in 11 years. Before moving beyond a third-round deficient to win today’s tournament, Woods had to overcome setbacks with his health and personal life. At one point many thought he’d never compete or win a masters again. They were wrong.   Yyyyteeeeahhhh! @TigerWoods. I can’t believe it. I can’t believe he did it. Never thought I see this day again. Congratulations! Golf is officially back — Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) April...

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8-Year-Old Donates Bone Marrow, Saves Older Siblings With Sickle Cell

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8-Year-Old Donates Bone Marrow, Saves Older Siblings With Sickle Cell

Two of three children in the Aihe family were born with sickle cell disease, but thanks to a bone marrow donation from their youngest sibling, both are now completely cured.  22-year-old Kingsley Aihe and his younger sister, 13-year-old Vanessa Aihe received the lifesaving gift from their 8-year-old brother, Stefan Aihe.  Kingsley told WESH that he considered their healing a miracle.  Sickle cell limits blood and oxygen flow throughout the body and can be painful to live with. The deadly illness can only be cured via bone marrow transplant, however the challenge for those who live with it is finding a match....

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