Monthly Archives: February 2014

York Catholic High School Performs “Beauty and the Beast”

York Catholic’s musical this year is Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Based on the beloved children’s movie, the musical follows the timeless story of Belle and the Beast. Belle saves her father by agreeing to stay in an eerie castle … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Birmingham Four

Who:  14-year-old Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson and 11-year-old Denise McNair What: Birmingham Church Bombing When: September 15, 1963 Where: 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama Why: One of the most racist cities in the country, … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Ruby Bridges

Who: Ruby Bridges What: The first black child to go to an all-white school in the South after the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. When: November 14, 1960 Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Who: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) What: A group of college students, organized by the director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Ella Baker, aiming to provoke change in society through nonviolent movements. When: Founded in April 1960-1966 Where: Started … Continue reading

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Trending now: Spring fashion fever

Life has once again burst open with color as the harsh winter memories slowly fade into the past. But, this promising, exuberant spring will be offering more than just flouncy flowers and freak rainstorms. Fashion, itself, has been revived during … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Greensboro Four

Who: Greensboro Four (Joe McNeil, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McCain and David Richmond—students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College (now University)) What: They were one of the first to organize a sit-in, unwaveringly sitting at an all-whites … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Little Rock Nine

Who: Little Rock Nine (Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas,Terrence Roberts, Carlotta LaNier, Minnijean Brown, Gloria Ray Kalmark, Thelma Mothershed, and Melba Pattillo Beals) What: These nine black students challenged the effectiveness of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Claudette Colvin

Who: Claudette Colvin (Member of the NAACP Youth Council) What: Colvin refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. When:1955 Where: Montgomery, Alabama

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How to say things nicely

It’s no secret that the truth hurts. Most people find it is simpler to tell a white lie rather than be painfully honest with another. We often feel that we’re doing the right thing by sparing someone’s feelings. But, in … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement- Emmett Till

Who: Emmett Till What: Killed for flirting with a white women. When: 1955 Where: Money, Mississippi

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