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Meet The 10-Year-Old CEO Of Mr. Cory’s Cookies!

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Cory Nieves is a chicly dressed 10-year-old who plans on building a cookie empire even before he’s old enough to drive! The bespectacled fifth-grader’s to-be cookie line, Mr. Cory’s Cookies, is being heralded across these shores and now the young lad is making moves toward making his all-natural cookie dough available online, according to the New York Daily News.
 
Nieves began selling his sweets when he was 5 years old by offering passersby hot cocoa, lemonade, and cookies from a stand in his hometown of Englewood, New Jersey.

Spike Lee: ‘There’s a War On Black America, It’s Tearing Country Apart!’

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The vocal and controversial filmmaker Spike Lee (pictured) recently told CNN’s Anderson Cooper (pictured) that the violence against Black America — along with high-profile examples such as the Michael Brown execution at the hands of Ferguson, Miss., police officer Darren Wilson — is destroying this country.
 
Lee, in no uncertain terms, spoke about the treatment of Blacks in this country, “There’s a war on the Black male, and it’s tearing the country apart. It’s not just killing us. It’s the educational system, it’s the prison system, it’s these young Black men growing up with no hope. It’s systematic. We get blinded to think because we got Oprah, we got Michael Jordan, we got LeBron, we got Beyoncé, we got Jay Z, that everything’s OK. They are the exception. The Black underclass is growing every single day.”

More Memphis schools move off state’s list of low scorers

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Two years into a push to raise test scores in Tennessee’s lowest-performing schools, some of the most notable gains were concentrated in Memphis — and in schools that were not subject to the state’s most intensive interventions.
 
The findings come from the new list of 85 “priority schools” — or schools in the bottom 5 percent statewide — released by the Tennessee Department of Education on Tuesday. The list suggests that some schools in the bottom 5 percent in 2012 jumped forward without a significant overhaul, even as the state and local districts revamped other schools’ staffs, programs, and operations.

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports Illustrated Cover

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Mo’ne Davis, 13, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons youth baseball team, has become the first Little Leaguer to land the national cover of Sports Illustrated, reports SI.com.
 
As previously reported by NewsOne, Davis, who pitches a 70-mph fastball, led her Little League team to the World Series when she struck out six batters during Mid-Atlantic Finals.

Sybrina Fulton writes letter to family of Michael Brown

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The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin has written a letter expressing support for the family of Michael Brown.
 
In an exclusive letter published Monday for TIME, Sybrina Fulton offers Brown’s relatives her personal recommendations on how to cope with pain and advice for moving forward. In her more than 800-word letter, Fulton writes she will “pray for you then share my continuing journey as you  begin yours.” She continues: