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March 3, 2015

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Why Aren't More People of Color Labeled 'Gifted'? Unlocking the Genius in All of Us

Students (young and older) respond to instruction in the way that is expected of them. If taught as if they are slow, students will conform to that perception. Imagine what would happen if we treated all students, from the earliest years through their post-secondary studies, as if there were geniuses inside, simply waiting for recognition.

A Look At Race As A Social Construct

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Rush Limbaugh: Obama Treats Netanyahu Like He's 'One Of The Cops That Choked Eric Garner'

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Petition Calls On Alabama To Rename Historic Selma Bridge

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Oprah's Harpo Studios Is Closing

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City Of Cleveland Blames Tamir Rice For His Own Death, Then Apologizes

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Florida Man Faces Racial Bigot In Bar, Met With Support

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Bill Cosby Accuser In 2005 Case Reveals Details Of Alleged Assault

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Ferguson Officials To Meet With U.S. Justice Department

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Here Are The States Where Obamacare Subsidies Could Disappear

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In Solidarity: When Caribbean Immigrants Become Black

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It's Time To Bring Relief To The Homeless In L.A.

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Darren Wilson Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges

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Somehow, 'Melissa Harris-Perry' Has Managed To Find Non-White Guests. Here's How.

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Black Lives Will Matter When Our Tragedies Turn To Triumph: Let Ferguson Be A Start

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Selma To Montgomery: But What About SNCC?

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Marissa Alexander, The One Who Lived

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Former School Leader Charged In Cheating Conspiracy Passes Away

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Rev. Al Sharpton: The Time For Voter Rights Is Now

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Black Equality Doesn't End In February

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Three Years After Trayvon Martin, A New Civil Rights Movement Grows In Strength

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Covert 'Body Sculptor' Faces Severe Prison Time For Fatal Butt Injections

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How To Create A Sustainable Black Future

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'Is White Culture Always Going To Be On The Fritz?'

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Hollywood's Diversity Problem Starts At The Top, UCLA Report Finds

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Donald Trump Taps Former 'Top Model' Contestant For Black Bachelorette Show

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Former 'America's Next Top Model' contestant and BET entertainment correspondent Toccara is is looking for love -- and Donald Trump is helping her with the challenge.

Last year, the TV One network teamed with the super rich real estate mogul for the reality show, 'Donald J. Trump Presents The Ultimate Merger,' starring his former 'Apprentice' vixen Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth. On the show, which featured R&B singers Ray Lavender and Al B. Sure as contestants vying for her affection, Omarosa had little luck finding a mate and refused to choose a winner.

Since Omarosa is settling down with 'Green Mile' actor Michael Clarke Duncan, there was little hope for the former 'Apprentice' star to look for love on season two of 'Ultimate Merger.'
Instead, they've chosen the Dayton, Ohio native and former 'Celebrity Fit Club' star (nee Toccara Jones) as the bachelorette looking to find her perfect match.

"The Ultimate Merger has been a huge success," Trump said. "Season 2 is going to be much bigger. I know great TV, and Toccara will make great TV."

The former plus-sized beauty, who was prominently featured in a 14-page spread in Vogue Italia magazine's legendary Black Issue, was romantically linked to music industry executive Michael Kaiser.

She has also serves a contributing style editor to Essence magazine and a spokesperson for Ashley Stewart clothing company.

The show is slated to air on TV One in the summer of 2011.

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Reality Bites

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Affiliation: 'The T.O. Show' on VH1
Side note: Alabama's very own football star simply known as "T.O." -- literally let it all hang out for the photo shoot promoting his new reality series, in July 2009. The show revolves around his life off the field as he searches for love, repair family relationships and make the move from Dallas to Buffalo.

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Ray Cunningham
Affiliation: 'College Hill: Virginia State University' on BET
Side note: One of the more memorable characters from the Black Entertainment Television network reality ranks, Cunningham has become an openly gay LGBT advocate, budding actor and busy blogger, who was featured in Adam Bouska's groundbreaking NoH8 Campaign, which assembled California notables responding to the state's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. Cunningham was also cast in acclaimed filmmaker Maurice Jamal's new forthcoming TV project 'Friends and Lovers.'

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Miss New York
Affiliation:'Flavor of Love' and 'I Love New York' on VH1
Side note: The upstate New York drama queen competed for hip-hop hype-man Flavor Flav's love twice and was rejected both times.

MC Hammer
Affiliation: 'Hammertime' on A&E
Side note: Stanley Kirk Burrell seems to have done it all: Joined the navy; won Grammy Awards; danced for KFC popcorn chicken; fathered six children; wiggled his manhood in a Speedo bikini on a music video; went bankrupt; became a preacher; and now doing reality TV. 'Hammertime' is a look inside the family life of the man formerly known as one of the riches entertainers of his era.

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Keyshia Cole
Affiliation: 'The Way It Is' on BET
Side note: In an interview, thuggish ruggish rap icon Young Jeezy claimed that the hip-hop soul songstress asked him to marry her but he turned her down.

Mo'Nique
Affiliation: 'Charm School' on VH1
Side note: While promoting the movie 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins,' Mo'Nique told Oprah Winfrey that co-star Martin Lawrence once gave her invaluable advice about show business.

Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth
Affiliation: 'The Apprentice' on NBC and 'The Surreal Life' on VH1
Side note:The former White House staffer proudly became the superbitch of reality TV.

Tyra Banks
Affiliation: 'America's Next Top Model' on UPN and The CW
Side note: A supermodel of the highest degree, the Inglewood, Los Angeles native sought power behind the scenes and inked a lucrative deal to produce projects for Warner Bros. Television.

Snoop Dogg
Affiliation: 'Snoop Dogg's Father Hood' on E!
Side note: In March 2008, Snoop released his ninth solo album 'Ego Trippin.'

Harlem Heights
Affiliation: BET's latest reality show revolving around young, black, urban professionals.
Side note: Created by MTV industry insiders Randolph Sturrup and Kurt Williamson, the show features a diverse cast of eight young adults from various backgrounds with Harlem as its backdrop.

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