Taraji P. Henson fights for roles that will break through glass ceilings and does so with the young women coming behind her in mind, she said.
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I watched Taraji P. Henson take her place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “I want to say to all of the little brown babies all over the world, ‘Look at me and see you,’” the 48-year-old actress said. “I was a single mom, raised by a single mom and lived in the hood. …I never focused on my circumstances. I focused on my dream and looked at God.” […read more]

One of The Every Student Succeeds Act’s (ESSA) primary mandates involves building systems of support for educators through the use of additional funding and initiatives provided in Title II.

COMMENTARY: What More Can Be Done Under ESSA to Support Highly Qualified Teachers

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Teacher concerns transformed into organized protests when, in early 2018, the West Virginia teacher’s strike made headlines, lasting over 2 weeks. Local education activists and teacher advocates forced the state legislature to address many of their concerns through the statewide strike. Afterwards, teachers returned to their classrooms with a 5 percent pay raise. […read more]

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Grammy Museum salutes Jermaine Dupri’s music career

WAVE NEWSPAPERS — Award-winning producer, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, recording artist and TV star Jermaine Dupri has been writing and producing platinum records for more than 25 years. The Grammy Museum is recognizing his success with a new exhibit exploring his legacy and the rise and influence of Atlanta’s hip-hop and R&B scene. […read more]