100 Percent Of Seniors At Chicago School Admitted To College For 7th Year In A Row
Chicago’s Urban Prep Charter Academy continues to prove that there is more to young Black boys than violence and gangs. For the seventh year in a row, one-hundred percent of their high school seniors were admitted to a 4-year college or university. According the Huffington Post, at the school’s three campuses combined, the class of 2016 has been admitted to more than a whopping 220 schools.
In addition, the senior class received more than 1,500 college admissions and has been offered more than $15 million in scholarships and grants, CBS Chicago reported. Students have been accepted into Morehouse, Georgetown, University of Illinois and many other institutions.
“It’s a great day,” Rudolph Long a senior who’s attending Hampton University, told CBS Chicago. “I feel great. We all made it. We all come from good environments so to see us all going to college is nice.”
Founder and CEO of Urban Prep Tim King is proud of his students and stresses that this type of excellence is why he started the school. “Every year, I’m just wowed by these young men, by what they are doing. We started Urban Prep with the goal of moving the needle when it comes to black male achievement and these guys proved to me, the city and the world every year, that we did the right thing when we founded Urban Prep ten years ago,” he said.
Black Teen Boy and White Teen Girl Exchange Sexting Videos, Yet Boy Charged With Child Pornography
Last week, 17-year-old Levar Allen was arrested and charged with delinquency of a juvenile and possession of child pornography by the Bossier, Louisiana police. His crime? Sending a naked picture of himself to a 16-year-old white female teen, who sexted him first, KSLA reported.
Allen’s mother, Chasity Washington, told the news site that she strongly believes that race is behind her son’s charges She added that her son is a good boy who letters in three sports at Parkway High School and has no criminal past.
“A video of a young lady doing an obscene act to herself. And then he sent one doing the same thing,” Washington said. “I think because she’s white, the parents got upset that she’s been doing what she’s been doing.”
Bossier Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Davis is quick to say that race is not at play, even though the white teen was charged first, but not with child porn.
“It doesn’t matter what your race, what your religion, what your ethnicity; don’t do child pornography! Plain and simple,” he stressed.
He added “Some are homemade videos that he captured on his phone of him having sex with other females, girls other than the 16-year-old, but whom we can’t identify, as well as other images of nude females that we can’t identity, images that he took on his phone or were provided to him.”
Allen is currently out of jail on $15,000 bond and is in back in school.
Colorado Woman Given 100-Year Sentence For Cutting Unborn Baby Out Of Stranger’s Womb
A Colorado judge handed down a 100-year sentence to a woman for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy. Dynel Lane, 36, cut the baby out of her victim’s Michelle Wilkins’ abdomen, the Associated Press reported. The fetus died, but the court couldn’t charge Lane with the baby’s death because there was no medical evidence that the baby lived outside the mother.
Judge Maria Berkenkotter stressed that Lane’s “harsh sentence” was justified given the grizzly nature of the crime. Lane was found guilty in Feb of using a kitchen knife and performing a C-section on Wilkins, while she tried to fake her own pregnancy for months before she attacked the expectant mother, the AP noted.
During the sentence hearing, Lane’s friends and family testified that the accidental drowning of Lane’s 19-month-old son in 2001 may have prompted Lane to commit this heinous crime.
Lane’s public defender said she would be appealing the case on Lane’s behalf.