Source: Krissah Thompson / The Washington Post Michelle Obama encouraged the graduates of Bowie State University on Friday morning to live up to the legacy of their university’s founders and the leaders of the civil rights movement by promoting the importance of education in the black community. “Just think about this for a moment — for [...]
Roland Martin talks with Kiera Wilmot, her mother, Marie and their attorney Larry Hardaway about Kiera being arrested and kicked out of school for a science experiment that exploded. Recently charges against Kiera were dismissed.
LISTEN: Roland Martin Talks With Kiera Wilmot In An Exclusive Interview About Being Arrested And Kicked Out Of School For A Science Experiment Gone Wrong
Roland Martin talks with Kiera Wilmot, her mother and their attorney Larry Hardaway about Kiera being arrested and kicked out of school for a science experiment that exploded.
Source: Matt Breen / Philly.com Jay Harris, one of the area’s top football recruits, was stripped of his scholarship by Michigan State earlier this month after he posted a series of profanity-laced rap videos on YouTube, a source said Tuesday. Under the name “Jay DatBull,” the Downingtown East senior has uploaded nine videos to YouTube. [...]
Source: Leslie Postal / Orlando Sentinel Kiera Wilmot, the Polk County girl who caused a small explosion on her high school campus by mixing household products, will not face criminal charges, the State Attorney’s Office said this afternoon. Kiera, 16, was a student at Bartow High School until last month when she was arrested after she mixed [...]
Source: Jim Suhr / NBC News An Illinois special-needs teaching assistant accused of molesting a teenage student in school while knowingly infected with HIV remained jailed Tuesday as police investigated another claim of similar misconduct by the man involving a different student. Prosecutors in St. Clair County east of St. Louis charged Mario L. Hunt, 35, [...]
After violent attack on a middle school student, a teenager was banned from attending class inside Florida’s Duval County. As Mark Strassmann reports, that decision put school officials in an unusual position.
Source: Tim Elfrink / Miami New Times There are a lot of reasons Kiera Wilmot’s story has exploded online this week. First, there’s the sheer weirdness of a 16-year-old getting in huge trouble for a science experiment gone wrong. Then there’s the racial aspect: A black girl — exactly the type of kid underrepresented in the scientific [...]
Source: Nichole Smith / ABC News Twerking, as it is known in the hip-hop community, is a hard-hitting, rump-shaking dance move that celebrities including Beyonce and Miley Cyrus have been known to bust out, but it has also gotten a group of San Diego high school students suspended. A video, which has since been removed from YouTube by [...]
Source: Tim Elfrink / Miami New Times As the tale of Kiera Wilmot — the Bartow, Florida student expelled and charged with two felonies over a science project gone wrong — went viral yesterday, a wide movement to support the 16-year-old blossomed from blogs to radio shows to Change.org petitions. Best of all, though, has [...]