Once a quarter I want to take a moment to celebrate some young people who are doing the right thing when we constantly get news about kids doing the wrong thing.
Kevin Mondy, Jr, attends Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy in Dallas, Texas, starts a 9th grader who starts on the Hillcrest High School LaCross team, robotics national champion
Malise Hargrove, 16 from Savannah, GA, is a sophomore at Windsor Forest High School. She is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and along with two other group members, was awarded second place in the Savannah Regional Science and Engineering Fair in the High School Division on Feb 14th
Akil Alvin, 18 from Detroit. He’s a community Activist that help urban youth receive free acting training to express themselves and showcase their challenges and victories through performing arts.
Paige Swanson a senior at Walnut Hills High School. She has held the office of student body President for 3 years. She is an active peer leader and mentor at her local ministry.
Kennedy Joanne Anderson, age 10, was nominated by her teachers at Church Lane Elementary School in Baltimore and selected for the National Young Scholars Program where she participated in the Medical cohort this past August.
Destiny Thompson, an 8th grader from Champaign, IL excels in school, athletics, and is a great friend and mentor. Because of her academic performance and leadership skills, she has been nominated by her class to attend the Academic Leadership Conference this summer. To support her trip please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/29qnwo?utm_campaign=Emails&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email
Richard Lewis, 15-years-old, from Kennesaw Georgia. Strait A freshman football player who has navigated (divorce, abandonment by father figures and a move to a new state), without dropping his academic performance, while helping to take care of his 4 year old brother; and all with a smile on his face.
Brandon Cook, an 18 years old senior in high school from Charlotte, National Honor Society. YBM Top 100 Young Black Men, Ambassador, Drama Club President at his high school, and was just nominated for a Blumenthal Performing Arts High School Musical Theater Awards.
Jeromey Chad Beaman, 19 is a Gates Millennium Scholar from Ellenwood, Ga who recently completed his first semester as a freshman at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (UA). He is a biology (pre-med) major and earned a 3.978 during the first semester, and is currently conducting breast cancer research focused on minorities, as a part of the Emerging Scholars program.
This is just a fraction of the young people in our community that are doing the right thing. I am not even talking about the young people that re doing extraordinary work, simply doing the small things on a daily basis that keep them on the right track. If we would let them know we are watching and encourage them, it may keep them on the right path. And lord knows we need that.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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