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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A private Philadelphia boarding school for underprivileged children that once excluded blacks and females is now being run by an African-American woman.Thirty-seven-year-old Autumn Adkins is in her first year as president of Girard College. Despite the school's name, it serves first- through 12th-graders.The school was founded in... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 26, 2010 at Good Black News
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Never Too Late For Justice: Syracuse University Law School Professor Paula Johnson and her team work with families to solve cold cases from the Civil Rights era! Watch the story on CNN by clicking here. Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 24, 2010 at Good Black News
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Former NBA Star John Salley, like First Lady Michelle Obama, is on a mission to help children eat healthy and get physically fit. He discusses his new cause with Health & Living Network's Jane Velez-Mitchell. Click here to see the John Salley interview on CNN.com. Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 24, 2010 at Good Black News
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Oakland Raiders All-Star defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha helps at-risk and homeless teens from Oakland and Los Angeles, takes them on tour of Washington D.C. and colleges. Please click below to see this CNN piece -- it's a Good Black News must-watch!Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 24, 2010 at Good Black News
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Thirty-Eight Years Ago Today: James M. Rogers is named National Teacher Of The Year, becomes the first African American to receive that honor! He received his award at the White House and is pictured below with Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of then-President Richard Nixon. via www.ccsso.org Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 23, 2010 at Good Black News
Good Black News Weekend Wrap Up April 11, 2010 Listen to the Good Black News Weekend Wrap Up every week! You can listen here and/or have it sent to your phone automatically every week by subscribing on www.lexy.com! Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2010 at Good Black News
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Granville T. Woods (April 23, 1856 – January 30, 1910), was an African American inventor who holds more than 60 patents for inventions. Most of his work was on trains and street cars. Woods also invented the Multiplex Telegraph, a device that sent messages between moving trains and train stations.... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 23, 2010 at Good Black News
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The National Association of Black Journalists named CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Journalist of the Year at its spring Board of Directors meeting. O’Brien is the impetus of CNN’s acclaimed “In America” franchise, which began with CNN’s “Black In America” in 2008, a groundbreaking documentary, which took an in-depth look at the... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 23, 2010 at Good Black News
President Barack Obama calls Arizona’s recent immigration policies “misguided”, calls for protection of civil rights and federal legislation on immigration! via goodblacknews.wordpress.com Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 23, 2010 at Good Black News
Happy 40th Birthday, film actor and "Criminal Minds" star Shemar Moore! Learn more about his life and career here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shemar_Moore and see him talk about turning 40 on "Ellen" below: Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at Good Black News
The Denzel Washington-led revival of "Fences" on Broadway is a financial blockbuster in its first week of previews! To read full details, click here . Go Denzel! Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 21, 2010 at Good Black News
Sixty-three Years Ago This Week: Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball! Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2010 at Good Black News
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