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<br />Northaven community looks to the future after flood

In his sixth year as principal at the northern Shelby County school, Padgett, who also doubles as a voice of the Northaven community, is doing his best to steer Northaven Elementary in the right direction after floods caused damage to the area. 

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African-American high school dropouts – a national problem ripe for an online solution

For the last several years, there has been an stream of negative reporting about the growing and persistent problems of the terrible rate of high school dropout rates for African-American students.

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For ‘Black Farmers’ spearhead, settlement’s OK is long overdue

A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the $1.25 billion class action settlement in the decades-old discrimination cases brought by black farmers. 

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African-American history is the real reality TV

 

I turned on Oprah the other day, more as background, not intending to watch. ...  Oprah was promoting the PBS documentary “Freedom Riders,” which aired on affiliates across the country on May 16. 

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‘The visit’ – a view from the living room

It was almost like I was there, in the crowd, ready to move the tassle to the other side of the cap.

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