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Yara Shahidi Meets Legendary Activist And Scholar Angela Davis

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Yara Shahidi Meets Legendary Activist And Scholar Angela Davis

It's not every day you get to meet one of the nation's most influential activists and intellectuals. Well for actress Yara Shahidi, the chance to meet legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis came on Sunday, during her visit to the Underground Museum in Los Angeles. Yara shared a photo of her and Davis on Instagram with a caption that described her experience and gratitude to her grandfather for introducing her to the "power and vision of Dr. Davis." Read the full post below.   Our dreams will constitute the space in which the people after us will inhabit⚡️Dr. Angela Davis ⚡️ Today at the...

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Chance The Rapper Launches Arts and Literature Fund For Chicago Public Schools

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Chance The Rapper Launches Arts and Literature Fund For Chicago Public Schools

 Photo credit: Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune Another day, another opportunity for Chance The Rapper to give back!  On Friday, Chance expanded his recent $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) into the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund. "We all know the Illinois education system is one of the most underfunded in the nation. I'm excited to announce the creation, in collaboration with the Children's First Fund, of the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund", said Chance. "We are committed to giving the kids as much as we can."   But wait...there's more. During the press conference held at Paul Robeson High School, Chance also announced that...

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The Internet Is Celebrating This High School Student For Getting Accepted Into Yale And Harvard University

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The Internet Is Celebrating This High School Student For Getting Accepted Into Yale And Harvard University

Imagine that you find out you've been accepted into two of the most prestigious universities in the country while you're attending a scholarship dinner. That's exactly what happened to high school senior Shannon Jordan on Thursday night, when Ivy League admission letters were sent out to thousands of eager high school students. Shannon received one acceptance letter from Yale and the other from Harvard University. Like many students, Shannon took to Twitter to share her college acceptance letters with a caption that read: "I just got accepted to Yale and Harvard while at a scholarship dinner. Hard work pays off." Her amazing accomplishment quickly...

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Senator Kamala Harris Will Deliver Howard University's 2017 Commencement Address

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Senator Kamala Harris Will Deliver Howard University's 2017 Commencement Address

United States Senator Kamala Harris is set to return to her alma mater, Howard University to deliver the keynote address for its 149th Commencement Ceremony. "Throughout her trailblazing career, Senator Harris has demonstrated her commitment to youth in a variety of ways," said Howard President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick in a statement released by the university on Tuesday.  "She is a leader in mentorship programs, has authored legislation to fight child exploitation and unashamedly shattered both racial and gender barriers. As we exclaim the necessity of Howard University’s legacy—now more than ever before—and focus our vision toward the future, I have no doubt...

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Shonda Rhimes Partners With Dove To Bring Women's 'Real Beauty' Stories To Life

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Shonda Rhimes Partners With Dove To Bring Women's 'Real Beauty' Stories To Life

Dove is launching a new social initiative called Real Beauty Productions, which is a production company that seeks to tell the authentic beauty stories of women and girls everywhere. Who better to bring their stories to life than the expert storyteller herself, Shonda Rhimes? That's right, the beauty giant has partnered with the television powerhouse to launch its new campaign. Watch Rhimes, who will serve as the creative director, explain her new partnership below.  "They always use real women (in ads), but they never really told the stories of real women," Rhimes said. "I love that they wanted to do something that involved storytelling. I...

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