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This Atlanta Couple Had An HBCU inspired Gender Reveal

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This Atlanta Couple Had An HBCU inspired Gender Reveal

Instilling HBCU Pride Early! Gender reveals are all the rage, with couples taking creative approaches to announce the gender of their new addition. LaTasha and Robert Comer used this opportunity to showcase their SpelHouse pride with a Spelman versus Morehouse themed reveal. The mom-to-be, an alumna of Spelman, and her husband, who matriculated at both Clark Atlanta and Morehouse, met on match.com several years ago. They married last December and said in an exclusive interview with Because Of Them We Can they wanted to recognize the importance of their heritage and school pride. View this post on Instagram ITS SIGNING DAY...

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12-Year-Old Helps Family Escape North Philadelphia Rowhouse Fire

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12-Year-Old Helps Family Escape North Philadelphia Rowhouse Fire

Not all superheroes wear capes. A 12-year-old boy helped his family escape a North Philadelphia rowhouse fire, NBC10 Philadelphia reports.  Jaquan Whack awakened in the middle of the night to discover that his neighbor’s house was on fire. The preteen quickly alerted his family, getting them all to safety before the fire had time to spread. The blaze continued to consume several nearby homes, seriously damaging at least two homes.  “I looked out my window because I heard something like sizzling..." Jaquan said. "I saw a red fire, it was so big [so] I ran down the stairs, jumped down...

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Meet Russell Ledet -- The Hospital Security Guard Turned Doctor

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Meet Russell Ledet -- The Hospital Security Guard Turned Doctor

Paging Dr. Ledet! A former hospital security guard returned to his old job recently, as a medical student, Bossip reports.  Dr. Russell Ledet is a perfect example of hard work and dedication. After graduating high school, Ledet served in the Navy for two years before moving back to his native Louisiana to attend school at Southern University studying organic chemistry. While in college, Ledet worked security at Baton Rouge General Medical Center, making friends with many doctors and eventually reaching out to several to mentor him. One physician, Dr. Patrick Greiffenstein, the chief surgery resident, took the budding doctor under his wing, leading...

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Iowa Restaurant Owner Gives Hundreds of Free Meals To Residents Impacted By Storms

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Iowa Restaurant Owner Gives Hundreds of Free Meals To Residents Impacted By Storms

This is how you pay it forward! An Iowa restaurant owner is giving away hundreds of free meals to residents after the state was devastated by storms, Essence reports. Willie Fairley is the owner of Willie Ray's Q Shack in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The area was recently ravaged by powerful derechos, leaving more than 800 buildings majorly damaged and dozens in the hospital with injuries. Fairley decided that he would bring a little reprieve to the city by serving up hundreds of his meals for free. "It's terrible right now. You got a lot of people still without power. We're just trying to do...

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This Black Woman With More Than 200 Descendants Is Celebrating Her 116th Birthday As The Oldest Living American

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This Black Woman With More Than 200 Descendants Is Celebrating Her 116th Birthday As The Oldest Living American

What a blessing! The oldest living American with over 200 descendants just celebrated her 116th birthday, Blavity reports. Ms. Hester Ford is a South Carolina native who was born in 1904, making this her 116th year on earth. Ford was raised on a farm and picked cotton as a young girl, marrying her husband John Ford at just 14 years old and giving birth to the first of 12 children one year later. Her husband worked at a steel mill up until his death in 1963 at age 57. Ford would go on to see her legacy flourish as her 12...

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