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Lessons to be learned in the Oscar slap

Those who were watching the Oscar Awards on Sunday night (March 27), no doubt saw actor Will Smith take to the stage and slap presenter Chris Rock after the comedian made an inappropriate joke about Smith’s wife’s shaved head style. Jada Pinkett Smith reportedly suffers from alopecia, a hair loss condition caused when the immune system attacks hair follicles. Rock commented about Jada’s “G.I. Jane” look but later said he did not know she suffered from the condition. Read more here.

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After-school activities for children are decreasing as schools deteriorate and city parks and recreational facilities suffer funding cutbacks.

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OP/ED Lessons to be learned in the Oscar slap

Be Someone Founder/CEO, Stone Mountain, GA Those who were watching the Oscar Awards on Sunday night (March 27), no doubt saw actor Will Smith take to the stage and slap presenter Chris Rock after the comedian made an inappropriate joke about Smith’s wife’s shaved head style. Jada Pinkett Smith reportedly suffers from alopecia, a hair loss […]

Spring Break Leadership Chess Camp

Orrin Checkmate Hudson, “Master Motivator Teacher and Mentor”, will hold his annual Spring Break Leadership Chess Camp from Monday, April 4, through Friday, April 8, 2022 in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

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