Saturday Open Thread

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Black teen who applied to 20 top colleges gets full ride to all of them

Micheal Brown is the epitome of black boy brilliance.

The 17-year-old is winning big time after getting 20 college admittance letters to the best universities in the US, reports KTLA.com.

The Houston teen also doesn’t have to pay a dime after receiving full-ride scholarships to every school, and an extra $260,000 in additional scholarship offers.
It’s an extraordinary feat the scholar worked long and hard for.

“It’s something I’m proud of because I see my hard work paying off, determination paying off, sacrifices paying off,” the student told CNN.

Brown is a busy senior at Houston’s Mirabeau B. Lamar High School. He’s participated on the debate team, mock trial and student government. He might have an interest walking in the footsteps of former President Barack Obama since he wants to major in political science. He even once wrote an essay about a pivotal moment that had him in awe titled: “the moment I saw Barack Obama get elected.”

Brown’s got much work to as he looks forward to visiting the campus of his top eight Ivy League selections: Harvard, Princeton, Northwestern, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Georgetown and Vanderbilt.
Brown’s mom, Berthinia Rutledge-Brown, said she knew at an early age that he was ambitious. He’s only had one B his whole academic career.

“After sixth grade, Mike was in control of his education,” recalled the proud mom. “He was focused, he knew what he wanted and he made his own decisions.”

Brown has connected with other scholars like himself at all of the top universities through programs like QuestBridge, Emerge Fellowship and Breakthrough Collaborative. Those organizations help students from low-income communities connect with higher education opportunities.

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78 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

  1. Liza says:

    All babies deserve this…

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  4. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Gloria Randle Scott! 🎈🎂🎈 (April 14, 1938)

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  5. rikyrah says:

    Da phuq?😠😠

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  7. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Students took their protest to the NRA headquarters today:

    “Protesters rally outside NRA headquarters to mark 2-month anniversary of Florida school shooting”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/383179-protesters-mark-2-month-anniversary-of-florida-school-shooting

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  9. Ametia says:

    3 WORDS

    STORMY

    COHEN

    COMEY

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  10. Ametia says:

    Charles Pierce has a quiz for Anti-Trump Conservatives.

    https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a19808876/never-trumpers-republican-party-conservatives/

    “So, Nicolle, and Steve Schmidt, and Michael Steele, and Rick Wilson, and Joe Scarborough, and Butcher’s Bill Kristol, and Andrew Sullivan, and David Frum, and the rest of you. Please take out your No. 2 pencils, open your test booklets and begin. We start with an easy one.

    1) Many of you have expressed your dismay at how Sinclair Broadcasting forced its local anchors to read a canned statement about the curse of “fake news,” divining, correctly, that this was the company’s way of delegitimizing serious coverage of the many and varied corruptions of the current administration*. In 2004, when Sinclair forced its local stations to run a meretricious fake documentary slandering John Kerry’s service in Vietnam, were you as offended as you are today? Were you public with your disapproval? Did you take your concerns to upper echelons in the Bush campaign and the Bush White House? To whom did you take them?”

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  11. rikyrah says:

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    Penzy’s Spices is having a good sale
    1. All you need to spend is $ 19.95 to get free shipping
    2. Enter AMERICA when checking out and you can get a FREE American Heart and Soul Box.

    Here to Penzy’s

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    Go get some excellent spices!😄

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  15. Ametia says:

    Let’s stay on 45 POS & all his scandalous, thieving, conniving, criminal antics!

    We know he pulled that stun last night to take the heat off his COHEN, COMEY ONE-TWO PUNCH!

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  17. Ametia says:

    Where’s Mitch McConnell? His precious GOP is steadily circling the drain, and he is to BLAME

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  19. Liza says:

    Brilliant. I wonder why Japan didn’t warn the US a few days before 12-7-1941.

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  20. rikyrah says:

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    • Ametia says:

      Love this so much. It was highlighted that these men WORK two jobs to make ends meet totally DISPES the myth of them being ‘lazy’

      Add the stressors of racism to the mix, along with trying to make a living wage to support their families. That’s enough to raise one’s BP, stroke them out, and kill them.

      Now these are “WORKING CLASS” Americans.

      JUST SAYIN’

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    • Liza says:

      I saw this last night and I’m glad its going viral.

      This is outrageous. Waiting too long without ordering? Cops called by employee? Taken out in handcuffs?

      Starbucks better fix this shit.

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    • Liza says:

      THIS. This was exactly what I thought after seeing this video last night. The return of Jim Crow.

      5’7” Black Male
      @absurdistwords
      3h3 hours ago

      Modern Jim Crow looks like a police force that doesn’t immediately laugh off a call to arrest two black men sitting quietly in a Starbucks

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    • Ametia says:

      The EMPLOYEE(S) who called the PO PO, need to BE GONE like yesterday.

      And what the fuck did the cops handcuff these men for?

      SUE, SUE, SUE, ALL THESE MOFOs!

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      • Liza says:

        Yeah, I know. The employee has some problems and needs to find another line of work, preferably not serving the public. But the cops? What’s their excuse?

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    • Liza says:

      Starbucks Coffee Verified account
      @Starbucks

      Replying to @missydepino
      We’re reviewing the incident with our partners, law enforcement and customers to determine what took place and led to this unfortunate result.

      8:27 PM – 13 Apr 2018

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      This is INJUSTICE…RACIAL INJUSTICE!

      The Black men did NOTHING wrong!

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    • Ametia says:

      Tell it, Joy. 3 evening in a row, on my way home, listening to NPR and they repeated the same segment about PBO & his “red line” It was eerily surreal. Same recording with PBO talking about red line, and then pushing 45 on what he would do.

      The media is still dragging up PBO to give cover to this turd in our White House.

      WE SEE YOU

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  36. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

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