History was made recently when Tulsa dignitaries, Tulsa Public School officials, and educators, were joined by students, along with their families to celebrate and to dedicate the John Hope Franklin Elementary School, located on 5402 North Martin Luther King Blvd., formerly known as ECDC Bunche.
In each episode, “Blerds” follows the lives of these close friends who not only had a hard time navigating their teens but just like high school, each one is trying like hell to survive and make sense of their adulthood, filled with the added responsibilities of parenthood, marriage, finances and making the tough decision to either set aside their dreams in order to conform, “grow up and get a real job”, or follow their dreams at all costs!
Teachers have obvious grievances that need to be addressed, but the true victims of American public education are the tiny citizens who come out of a 13-year system with only 5 years of learning, who are disqualified from 4 years of college, who are consigned to a lifetime of reduced income and diminished potential.
The overall Tulsa County birth rate decreased 9% for teens, aged 15-19 between 2017 and 2018, outpacing the national decrease of only 7%, according to the final 2018 birth data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Tulsa County’s birth rate for school-aged teens, 15-17, decreased by 25% from 2017 to 2018; the birth rate decreased by 4% for older teens, aged 18-19. (Rates are the number of births per 1,000 females of the same age range.)
Missy Elliott, one of the most iconic players in the history of music videos, will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
The married couple on “black-ish” played by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross is loosely based on the Barrises.
Xavier was innocently playing in his family’s backyard with his two older sisters, Trinity 11 and Angel 12 when bullets pierced through the fence striking an 18-year-old and Xavier.