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RGIII helps special needs student get asked to prom

RGIII helps special needs student get asked to prom

Earlier this week, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (RGIII) helped one Virginia high school student ask a special needs friend to prom.

At a recent Centreville High School lacrosse game, 17-year-old Juwaan Espinal, who is non-verbal due to cerebral palsy, was asked to prom in an extraordinary way, reports WJLA.

Thanks to his group of friends, who enlisted the help of Espinal's favorite NFL player, classmate Morgan Assel asked the big question.

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My Brother’s Keeper initiative release 90-day task force report

My Brother’s Keeper initiative release 90-day task force report

President Barack Obama‘s “Year Of Action” plans have been part of an aggressive push by the administration not to fall into lame-duck status. My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative aimed at promoting the success of young men of color, was launched in February. On Friday, the Presidential Task Force for My Brother’s Keeper unveiled a report compiled by suggestions and input from a variety of community leaders, government officials, and other individuals.

 The Task Force’s 60-page report is replete with facts, figures, and personal accounts of those who are the target area for My Brother’s Keeper. NewsOne was present for a media call held Thursday, regarding My Brother’s Keeper. Valerie Jarrett, White House senior adviser; Cecilia Muñoz, White House director of Domestic Policy; and Broderick Johnson, White House cabinet secretary and chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, presented the aims of the.

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National HIV Testing Day and the push for awareness

National HIV Testing Day and the push for awareness

National HIV Testing Day is less than a month away and the free-testing opportunities in Memphis that day will include one created by a partnership between Walgreens and Greater Than Aids.

 Across the country, myriad awareness efforts will be in high gear on National HIV Testing Day, which will be observed on June 27th. The Walgreens-Greater Than AIDS collaboration will yield free HIV testing over a three-day period.

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Healthy beauty that can stand the heat

Healthy beauty that can stand the heat
Summer beauty doesn’t have to be a difficult thing to master. In fact, the right summer beauty tips can actually make you look healthy and gorgeous…in less time.
 
Water, Water Everywhere
 
Aside from a proper diet and consistent workouts, water is a beauty must that you cannot live without. Healthy beauty comes from within, so drink plenty of water. Plus, hydrated skin looks more vibrant and fresh.

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Leadership for a new era of public education

Leadership for a new era of public education

Shelby County Schools Supt. Dorsey Hopson – saying he was "humbled and honored" that the Shelby County Schools board has expressed confidence in his leadership – sat down Wednesday with TSD President and Publisher, Bernal E. Smith II, for a wide-ranging conversation.

Hopson reflected on his first year as superintendent, delving into the challenges and opportunities of the newly merged district, the future of public education and his vision for the district. The exchange reflected his style of leadership and his focus on serving the students and achieving results in the midst of ongoing change.

Asked his thoughts on whether contract extension talks now underway are likely to culminate with a new contract within the next two months and prior to the August 7th school board elections, Hopson said he didn't anticipate any concerns.

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Memphis VA not immune from national scandal pushback

Memphis VA not immune from national scandal pushback

Before the VA hospital scandal made its way to Washington, D.C., and landed squarely on the desk of President Barack Obama, the Memphis VA Medical Center was mired in its own scandal in 2012, the year three patients died in the emergency room. An investigation ensued and the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) Office of Healthcare Inspections concluded that the deaths resulted from inadequate care.

Widespread problems with the nation's hospitals for veterans – including recent reports of delayed treatments, preventable deaths, and efforts to falsify records – drew a strong rebuke from the president: "I will not stand for it," said Obama, who met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki in the Oval Office last week prior to a news conference.

The VA facility in Phoenix particularly drew the ire of the president and prompted the OIG to investigate. The inspector general announced the department's findings on Wednesday (May 28th): At least 1,700 veterans at the medical center were not registered on the proper waiting lists to see the doctors, thereby causing veterans to be at risk of being forgotten or lost.

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