Month: April 2019

Dunbar High School Student Wins $40K From Henrietta Lacks Scholarship

Subject Education; Scholarship Description A Dunbar High School student is this year’s recipient of the Henrietta Lacks Scholarship; Serigne Ndiaye, from Senegal, is an eleventh grader at Dunbar. The scholarship is valued at $40,000. Creator Ron Matz Source Publisher File

This Black-Owned Ice Cream Shop Brings More Than Just Sweet Treats to NYC

Subject Business; Food; NYC Description Michael “Mikey” Cole was born and raised in New York City. He opened his ice cream shop, Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, to fill a void in an often misunderstood, misinformed, and misrepresented community. Creator DeAnna Taylor Source Publisher File

Rodney Robinson Named 2019 National Teacher of the Year

Subject Teacher – The Voice of the Students; Education Description “I hope to be the voice for all students who feel unseen, unheard, unappreciated, and undervalued in America,” says Virginia social studies teacher. Creator Tim Walker Source Publisher File

These Black Men Are Going Viral for Their Kindness After Inviting Elderly Widow Who Was Dining Alone To Sit at Their Table

Subject A Simple Act of Kindness; Inspiring Description A group of Alabama men went viral after noticing an elderly woman eating alone at a restaurant and inviting her to join their table. Creator BET Staff Source Publisher File

Stono Rebellion: The Largest Slave Revolt in America Led by Slaves From Kongo in 1739

Subject Fight For Freedom; History; Slavery Description By the 1700s, the slave trade in America had become a lucrative business with over 500,000 enslaved people spread across America. Creator Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson Source Publisher File

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