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This Artist Is Turning School Bathrooms Into A Place Of Peace And Empowerment

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This Artist Is Turning School Bathrooms Into A Place Of Peace And Empowerment

This is so dope! Visual artist Cierra Lynn is attempting to inspire and empower young people through bathroom stall murals.  The Washington, DC native created the “Affirm It With Art” initiative, an empowerment beautification project that she takes into schools across the country, hand painting affirmations and imagery.  Her initiative uses art as a way to bring awareness to mental health, suicide and bully prevention, self love and positive self imagery.  Photo Courtesy of @theartistcierralynn/Instagram  Lynn spoke with Because Of Them We Can, saying it all started during her time as an art teacher. “With my experience teaching art in...

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Tennessee Judge Holds Lawyer’s One-Year-Old Son As He Swears Her In

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Tennessee Judge Holds Lawyer’s One-Year-Old Son As He Swears Her In

If this isn’t the cutest thing we’ve seen in forever! Judge Richard Dinkins, a Tennessee State judge, swore in new lawyer, Juliana Lamar, while bouncing her one year old baby on his hip. Lamar is a graduate of the Belmont University College of Law and a former clerk of Judge Dinkins in the Tennessee Court of Appeals. The young lawyer finally graduated and when it came time to take her oath, Judge Dinkins suggested that she involve the baby, who was born while Lamar was in law school.  “On the day of my swearing-in, right before we began, Judge [Dinkins]...

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This H.S. Senior Got Accepted to 24 Colleges (7 Ivies) and Launched a Company to End Gun Violence

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This H.S. Senior Got Accepted to 24 Colleges (7 Ivies) and Launched a Company to End Gun Violence

“I want people to be inspired to turn their pain into power.”  At 17 years old, RuQuan “Ru” Brown is focused and his mission is clear. The high school senior is making an impact in the classroom, on the field and within his community — using his pain to fuel every effort. In the classroom he has a 3.9 grade point average at the number one academic public school in the nation’s capital. He leads the student body as SGA president and he earned an impressive 1320 on his SATs. On the field he is a track and football champion,...

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Childhood Best Friends Deliver Sons on Same Day in Same Hospital

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Childhood Best Friends Deliver Sons on Same Day in Same Hospital

Best friends Malek Lee and Demetrius Gower’s sons were just delivered on the same day, in the same hospital. The two friends met in the 7th grade when they played basketball together. Never did they imagine that their relationship would stand the test of time and that they’d get to see their sons do it all over again. Photo Courtesy of @MeechieMeech/Facebook Back in April, Malek and his wife, Kennedi, invited Demetrius and his spouse, Emilee, to a St. Louis Cardinals game. The two gentleman got to talking and that’s when Demetrius told Malek that his partner Emilee was expecting. To...

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ICYMI: These Kids Won Halloween

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ICYMI: These Kids Won Halloween

So many kids (and parents) out did themselves in true Because of Them We Can form this Halloween! Channeling trailblazers, book characters and people who are doing amazing things for the culture, here are some of our favorites! credit: Quinta Harris  source unknown  credit: kyra_milan  credit: Dana Albert Bryant credit: LaShae Primus credit: Bethany Mitchell credit: Michelle González Correia  source unknown  View this post on Instagram This baby dressed as a real life Kenya doll is the 90s throwback we didn’t know we needed! 📷 @producedbynik #becauseofthemwecan A post shared by Because of Them We Can® (@becauseofthem) on Oct 31,...

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