Wake school board backs Tata’s $130.3M schools plan–Source: News & Observer

CARY — The Wake County school board approved tonight a plan to spend $130.3 million to make possible several projects, including two single-gender schools, a combined elementary-middle school, a vocational school and a science academy. (Read more)

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Troy Davis Denied Clemency By Georgia Pardons Board – Source: The Huffington Post

ATLANTA — Georgia’s pardons board rejected clemency for Troy Davis on Tuesday, one day before his scheduled execution, despite high-profile support from figures including an ex-president and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989. (Read more)

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Huh!? NAACP Gives White Convicted Murderer A Scholarship – Source: NEWSONE

The NAACP has given a man who was convicted of a murder in 1992 an academic scholarship, numerous news sources are reporting Monday.

Over two decades ago, Bruce Reilly, 38, was convicted of murder after he stabbed and Emerson College professor, Charles Russell, to death. (Read more)

Note: I don’t know. I have not seen any comments from the NAACP. Curmilus Dancy II – Life Fully Paid Member NAACP

Al Sharpton, Common, Other Black Leaders Head to Classrooms Across US – Source: The Skanner

CHICAGO (Special to the NNPA) – Five hundred African American trailblazers will descend upon classrooms in 107 cities and 34 states (including Puerto Rico) on Friday, Sept. 23 as part of the 2nd Annual Back to School with the HistoryMakers program. (Read more)