All the events you need to know about for this weekend’s Black Pride celebration – Metro Weekly

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“We’ve reached the point for the last few years where people don’t ask, ‘Why do we have Black Pride?’” says Earl Fowlkes. “I think people in our community understand the importance of this, for those who are of communities of duality, black and gay
Do we still need DC Black Pride?Washington Blade

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Disastrous Trump Budget Could Deter Future Violas

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The Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis grew up in abject poverty, but thanks to federal programs like Upward Bound, which prepares underserved students for post-secondary success, Davis went to Rhode Island College on a full scholarship, People magazine reports. She earned a B.A. in theater, and the rest, as they say, is history.

But the era of that kind of future-shaping federal support may be nearing its end.

First Budget

The Trump administration’s first budget deprioritizes investments in public health, the environment, and safety, and torpedoes education programs that support our nation’s most vulnerable children.

A CNBC senior columnist writes that the budget simply reflects the truth, and that “reforming and essentially cutting” Social Security, Medicare, and Defense will solve our fiscal problems.

Perhaps student loans and similar programs aren’t sustainable—but somehow we always come up with money to fight wars. That money needs to be invested instead in our people—in our environment, in education, and in health.

Responses to the Budget

John B. King Jr., president and CEO of the Education Trust, released a statement on the budget describing it as a “shortsighted and cruel proposal” that assaults the American Dream. “Instead of investing in the future, the proposal …read more      

‘MasterChef Junior’ Winner Jasmine Stewart Is Not Your Average Tween

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What is your 12-year-old doing? Georgia native Jasmine Stewart is twelve and she just won MasterChef Junior!

The cooking sensation and her mom Deborah called into The Tom Joyner Morning Show to talk about the big win, their plans for the 100k prize winning and her future in the culinary word.

Check out the interview below.

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NFL Baller-Turned-Neurosurgeon Myron Rolle Talks Concussions

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Florida State University alum Dr. Myron Rolle is one man you want to teach your little boys about.

The former NFL player and Rhodes Scholar is headed east to begin his residency in neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in June.

Dr. Rolle called into The Tom Joyner Morning Show to talk about his big accomplishments, his feelings on concussions, and more! Listen to the full interview below.

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Disastrous Trump Budget Could Deter Future Violas

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(Image: ViolaDavis.net)

The Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis grew up in abject poverty, but thanks to federal programs like Upward Bound, which prepares underserved students for post-secondary success, Davis went to Rhode Island College on a full scholarship, People magazine reports. She earned a B.A. in theater, and the rest, as they say, is history.

But the era of that kind of future-shaping federal support may be nearing its end.

First Budget

The Trump administration’s first budget deprioritizes investments in public health, the environment, and safety, and torpedoes education programs that support our nation’s most vulnerable children.

A CNBC senior columnist writes that the budget simply reflects the truth, and that “reforming and essentially cutting” Social Security, Medicare, and Defense will solve our fiscal problems.

Perhaps student loans and similar programs aren’t sustainable—but somehow we always come up with money to fight wars. That money needs to be invested instead in our people—in our environment, in education, and in health.

Responses to the Budget

John B. King Jr., president and CEO of the Education Trust, released a statement on the budget describing it as a “shortsighted and cruel proposal” that assaults the American Dream. “Instead of investing in the future, the proposal <a target="_blank" href="http://www.blackenterprise.com/education/disastrous-trump-budget-could-deter-future-violas/" …read more      

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Know Parking

Know Parking

Parking lots provide a vital service, but they also pose significant risk to their patrons. Any person male or female walking alone in a parking lot is potential prey for assault and other crime. Parking lots are often dark and unsecured making them the perfect hangout for thugs, muggers and other would be criminals. Like most people you probably stroll through the parking lot without giving a second thought to safety. You casually walk with a cell phone to your ear totally unaware of your surroundings. When you enter a parking lot you become a subject of interest to all creeps that make parking lots their haven. You read about it all the time, someone being attacked or abducted in a parking lot. Criminals hate work, they always take the easiest road. You are chosen because you look like a good victim. Always be aware of the much vulnerability in parking lots and protect yourself at all times.

When possible, wear shoes and clothing that will not hinder an escape. Sneakers are best; shoes with low heels are your second best bet. Be suspicious of people approaching you in …read more      

Know Parking

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Hate Crime

Know Parking

Know Parking

Parking lots provide a vital service, but they also pose significant risk to their patrons. Any person male or female walking alone in a parking lot is potential prey for assault and other crime. Parking lots are often dark and unsecured making them the perfect hangout for thugs, muggers and other would be criminals. Like most people you probably stroll through the parking lot without giving a second thought to safety. You casually walk with a cell phone to your ear totally unaware of your surroundings. When you enter a parking lot you become a subject of interest to all creeps that make parking lots their haven. You read about it all the time, someone being attacked or abducted in a parking lot. Criminals hate work, they always take the easiest road. You are chosen because you look like a good victim. Always be aware of the much vulnerability in parking lots and protect yourself at all times.

When possible, wear shoes and clothing that will not hinder an escape. Sneakers are best; shoes with low heels are your second best bet. Be suspicious of people approaching …read more      

FINALLY! America Gets Its First Black Lives Matter Summer Camp For 10-Year-Old Kids – The Daily Caller

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FINALLY! America Gets Its First Black Lives Matter Summer Camp For 10-Year-Old Kids
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The Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter has scheduled a weeklong “Youth Activist Camp” for this summer. A taxpayer-funded professor of pan-African studies at California State University-Los Angeles is organizing the Black Lives Matter summer camp.

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For Real? Ben Carson Says ‘Poverty Is A State Of Mind’

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Ben Carson made another tone-deaf statement Wednesday with saying that poverty is merely a “state of mind” in a new Sirius XM interview, reports The Huffington Post.

From The Huffington Post:

“I think poverty to a large extend is also a state of mind,” Carson, a neurosurgeon, told SiriusXM Radio in an interview released Wednesday. “You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there.”

Carson added that someone with the “wrong mindset” who has been given “everything in the world” will continue to stay poor.The Housing and Urban Development Secretary also added that the government can help impoverished individuals, but cautioned against what he deemed as programs that keep people in poverty, reports The Washington Post.

Read more on Carson’s previous comment about slaves being immigrants on NewsOne.

SOURCE: The Huffington Post, The Washington Post

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Tips On Getting Scholarships For African American Students

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Tips On Getting Scholarships For African American Students

Tips On Getting Scholarships For African American Students

Education has become very important but at the same time the costs have increased. Many parents might have been saving for their kids but with a shrinking economy and the ever-rising cost of living, paying the college fees is not as easy.

The scholarships for African American students can be a good way to pay school fees for your children and live without the worry of a loan. The student should be proactive and apply for the loan. There is no reason as to why you should not pursue that degree. You have to understand that you are required to search for the offers that are available.

You can join a university or college that is known to offer scholarships. Most of them are strict and you have to go through an interview that is related to the field that you intend to study. Scholarships for African American students do not require you to repay the money.

You will find that the funds are given once per year until you finish your college. You should not …read more      

Dr. Ian Smith Shares Painless Ways To Cut Sugar From Your Diet

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According to the CDC, the average American consumes a whopping 156 pounds of sugar a year, and that can spell danger in the African-American community given the high rate of diabetes and other health complications. Joining Roland Martin on NewsOne Now is celebrity doctor and author Ian Smith, who shared some examples of how added sugars are prominent in processed foods and how to best avoid them.

The segment opened up with Martin breaking down the CDC’s report which reveals that 29.1 million Americans are suffering from diabetes while 86 million are in danger of developing the disease.

Dr. Smith, who released his latest book Blast the Sugar Out!: Lower Blood Sugar, Lose Weight, Live Better last month, said that while some sugars are fine to consume in the context of fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods, the issue arises when companies and manufacturers added sugar to the final product.

“If you look at a MRI scan of a brain of someone who drinks sugar or consumes sugar, and someone who does cocaine, it lights up the same areas,” Smith said, …read more      

Watch: San Antonio Cop Repeatedly Punches 14-Year-Old Girl

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Yet another police officer has been caught on video violently assaulting a young unarmed person of color.

This time it’s a 14-year-old girl.

The New York Daily News reports the incident took place Saturday outside an event center in San Antonio, Texas, where authorities say officers were called about men fighting at a teen quinceanera.

The video appears to show the girl move toward the officer before he hits her for the first time. He then hits her again, and she falls into people standing nearby. He appears to hit her again before he and other officers arrest her.

The girl’s mother can be heard pleading, “No! No! No! No! Let her go!” during the arrest.

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said the video “is hard to watch and listen to.”

The eighth-grader was charged with assaulting a public servant and taken to a juvenile detention center where she spent the weekend and was released on Monday.

She is described her as an honor student with no history of violence.

SOURCE: New York Daily News

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