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Jaylen Bledsoe of Hazelwood, MO is a 15 year old, sophomore in High School, millionaire and CEO of Bledsoe Technologies.  His future plans include going to Harvard University.

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11-year-old, Carson Huey is on pace to become a modern day Doogie Howzer, as he is among the new class of undergrads at Texas Christian University.  While most kids his age are starting the 5th grade, Carson is taking calculus, physics, history and religion as a full time student.  Carson is a Quantam Physics major.  Keep up the good work.

Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.

For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today.

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Rapper, producer, designer and entrepreneur Swizz Beatz has added another job to his resume: visual artist.

The Bronx native auctioned off his first original art piece — a cool portrait of Muhammad Ali painted on a vintage Porsche hood — at a benefit for Smile Design Gallery on Tuesday night.

The piece sold for  $24,000 and will be donated to charity.

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Cortlan Wickliff, 22, is graduating from Harvard Law School on May 30, 2013. When he crosses the stage and receives his Juris Doctorate, Wickliff will be the youngest African-American to ever join the elusive law school alumni club.

Wickliff of Texas was the youngest African-American engineer in the United States when he finished a Bachelor’s of Science in Bioengineering at 19.

The Rice University alum’s research includes developing a heart-and-respiration-rate monitor for babies as well transforming pacemakers to monitor vital signs. Wickliff’s interest in medicine and engineering developed after his father died of a heart attack. He has devoted his energy to creating cost-effective medical advancements that can save lives.

Wickliff, who’s a member of the Root’s Young Futurists list, will pursue a Ph.D. in engineering at Texas A&M University.  Congratulations Cortlan Wickliff.  Keep up the good work.

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Beats by Dre founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are joining forces with the University of Southern California, which was founded in 1880 – but they’re not doing it as some sort of history lesson. Rather, they’re banking on the future. The noted hip-hop figures are donating $70 million to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. Starting in the fall of 2014, Trojans will be able to enroll in the four-year program, which offers courses in technology, art, design and marketing.

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Olivia Sprauer taught English at Martin High School in Florida by day and modeled under the name Victoria Valentine James in her spare time.

 

On April 29th she was called into the principle’s office and shown a photo that had been sent to the principal. Sprauer admitted it was her in the photo.

 

The principal asked for her resignation and had her escorted off campus.

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Bloomberg Businessweek reports hearing from five sources close to the project that the budget for the new Apple campus has surged from $3 billion when it was first proposed in 2011 to $5 billion now. That works out to be about $1,500 per square foot, according to Businessweek.

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