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D’Angelo Russell burst on the scene all the way back in his High School days at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida in his sophomore season in 2014 where he helped Montverde win back-to-back High School National Tournament  championships. Later that year D’Angelo played in the McDonald’s All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic as a commit to Ohio State as Rivals.com rated him as a five-star recruit.

After only playing at Ohio State for 1 year D’Angelo declared for the NBA draft and became the 2015 Round 1 #2 Draft Pick to the Los Angeles Lakers and played 1 year and was traded to the Brooklyn Nets.

While the whole world was watching to see what D’Angelo Russell was going to do as he takes on his new home as a Brooklyn Nets player family ties don’t fall far from his tree dreams of becoming a professional basketball player and playing in the NBA.

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(ATLANTA) – October 23, 2017 – On Friday, as numerous colleges kicked off their Homecoming festivities, black excellence was front and center at the inaugural HBCU Power Awards presented by Morehouse College. Guests gathered at Martin Luther King Jr International Chapel in Atlanta to celebrate eight individuals who have made significant achievements in their respective fields: actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who received the HBCU “
Icon Award;” Coltrane Curtis (founder, Team Epiphany); Kyle Hagler (president, Next Management); Nzinga Shaw (Chief Diversity Officer, Atlanta Hawks); Keinon Johnson (VP, Urban Promotions, Interscope Records); Phylicia Fant (SVP, Publicity, Warner Bros Records); 
Beverly Anderson (EVP, Cards & Retail Services, Wells Fargo); and Rob Rumley (Chair, Atlanta Housing Authority).
 
 
Co-founded and executive produced by Morehouse alums Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins (c/o ’96), Jash’d Kambui Belcher (c/o ’99; movie producer, A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night starring Meagan Good and Omari Hardwick) and Roderick Hardamon (c/o ’98), the HBCU Power Awards was full of exceptional moments: an opening “Swag Surfin'” performance by the Morehouse Glee Club and Horns section; host Deon Cole keeping the audience laughing; the crowd singing along to “Focus” during R&B singer H.E.R‘s performance; an impromptu stroll in the aisles from an Omega Psi Phi frat; the music by DJ Trauma; Coltrane Curtis’ emotional tribute to his late father; and Jada Pinkett Smith’s moving words on the dynamics of power and the responsibility we all have to manage it wisely.
 
Smith’s recognition comes on the 30th anniversary of the seminal series “A Different World,” where she played the feisty “Lena.” The first of its kind on national television, “A Different World” ushered in an era of HBCU pride and shaped a positive perception of black college life that inspired many to join its ranks.
 
Special guests included producer Will Packer, supermodel Jessica White, actor Michael Jai White, style expert Tai Beauchamp, Atlanta Hawks Foundation EVP David Lee, Morehouse College President Harold L. Martin, creative consultant and entrepreneur Taiye Samuel, radio/tv personality Gary “With The Tea” Hayes, actor Mike Merrill, singer Dondria Nicole, rapper Silento, author Zane and many more.
 
Many thanks to sponsors Morehouse College, the Atlanta HawksRadio One, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Experience Grands Rapids, the Lowman Group/ dba the Athletes FootAmway Hotel Collections, and Hush Beauty Bar & Loung
 
    

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Tiffany Simmons Author/Attorney

Tiffany Simmons is not only an accomplished attorney, besides winning cases she has been busy publishing her 4th novel “The Plug’s Lawyer.” A book based loosely on life as a girl who grew up in Michigan and was familiar with the streets. Yes Simmons book is actually a Trap Book! Was attorney Tiffany Simmons trapping back in the day?

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Free MLK Day Celebration Hosted By Rock Hall Of Fame

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host a free admission day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The day’s events will feature live performances, education and family-friendly activities with a focus on how people have used music to amplify their voice and help bring together communities.

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#FlashbackFriday #Outkast20

Some college courses are more hip than others.

Students in one of Regina Bradley’s upper level English courses will take a scholarly look at landmark Southern hip-hop duo Outkast.

“My areas of interest are African-American literature and popular culture,” said Bradley, a professor in Armstrong State University’s Languages, Literature and Philosophy department. “I try to find ways to connect those… Often, students get most of their information, their outlook from how they engage in popular culture.”

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Laurene Powell Jobs awarded two Los Angeles teachers with $10 million dollars to open a school for homeless and foster youth! Kari Croft and Erin Whalen proposed the idea for a charter high school designed to serve children whose education are frequently disrupted.

Check out the details below!

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