Jordan Nixon Accepted Into 39 Colleges And $1.6 Million In Scholarships

Jordan Nixon, a 17-year-old high school senior at Douglas County High, has been accepted into 39 colleges and awarded $1.6 million in scholarships.

Thats so remarkable!

via People:

“The crazy thing is, I’m still waiting on decision letters, but I was not expecting that at all,” Nixon told the CBS 46.

Nixon’s acceptances are the highest number any student at Douglas County High has ever received, the outlet reported.

“We’re so happy for her because she does put in a lot of due diligence into applying for these schools,” Nixon’s parents Angelia and Arthur Nixon told CBS 46.

Her parents also described her as independent, well-rounded and an active participant in a plethora of extracurricular activities, CBS 46 reported.

“I am one of the captains of the varsity cheer team at Douglass County, I’m in Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, and I also participate in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America),” the soon-to-be college student said.

Nixon explained she applied to about 50 schools, but is still surprised every time she reads a congratulations letter.

“It’s shocking, each and every time, you’re taken aback every time you open one,” Nixon told CBS 46.

As for how Nixon was able to rack up that many acceptances, she says “I don’t study all the time, but I definitely do study, I think my secret is to just give it my all.”

Nixon also spoke to Fox 5 Atlanta this link opens in a new tab, explaining that she hopes her story inspires others.

“I wanted to challenge myself,” Nixon told the outlet. “That was the most important thing for me, just to show others anything is possible and that anyone can accomplish it too.”

Nixon has yet to decide on a college, but has until May 1 to do so.

Glow Gurl GLOW. This is incredible 🏆🏆

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Ray J Sells Scoot-E-Bike Company For Millions

Ray J’s Scoot-E-Bike company is going global and he’s walking away with big bucks that includes comas.

via TMZ:

Ray just sold off his Scoot-E-Bike biz to Canadian company LOOPShare for an amount in the high 7-figures. Ray will still play a big role in the venture, with a goal to provide users with scooters to get around town with ease.

The plan will include 3 types of scooters for users to pick from … a traditional sit-down model, a vespa style unit and stand alone scooter. We’re told the scooters will begin to pop up in cities across the United States and Canada … with plans to go global.

Not only will Ray play a pivotal role in the company’s strategy moving forward … he’ll also be in control of close to 19 million shares.

That’s Outta This WORLD….Like Huge!

‘Love Is ___’ Renewed for Season 2

Yayyy! ‘Love Is __’ is coming back for a second season on OWN and no one is happier than me.

“Mara and Salim have brought their heart and soul to this passion project working with our friends at Warner Horizon Scripted Television and we couldn’t be more thrilled to renew the show for a second season. This series is an important part of OWN’s scripted programming lineup and to see the ratings grow as the Akils’ love story unfolds each week is truly exciting,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN

The series follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett) as a couple chasing their dreams in 1990s Los Angeles. The story is told from the perspective of their present-day selves as they reflect on social issues and Black culture.

The series draws inspiration from the Akil’s real-life relationship journey.

“Love Is __” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on OWN. The Season 1 finale will air Aug. 21.

Im completely in love with this show , from the storyline to the amazing 90s fashion and music. This show is a rare gem in today society.

Erykah Badu Announces Badu vs. Everythang Tour

It’s tour time for The Queen of Neo-Soul Erykah Badu. On Wednesday (May 3rd), she announced her upcoming Badu Vs. Everything tour. The worldwide tour starts in Birmingham and ends in October in Osaka, Japan.

Check out the tour schedule below.
May 6 Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Funk Fest
May 19 Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Funk Fest
May 27 Houston, TX – Houston Arena Theater
May 28 New Orleans, LA – Lakefront Arena
July 6 & 7 London, England – Hammerstein Theater
July 8 Paris, France – Palais Des Sports
July 9 Rotterdam, Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Fest
July 11 Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Fest
July 12 Tuscany, Italy – Lucca Summer Fest
July 14 Copenhagen, Denmark – Tivoli Gardens
July 15 Pori, Finland – Pori Jazz Festival
July 20 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
July 22 Los Angeles, CA – Exposition Park
August 10 Philadelphia, PA – TBA
August 12 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Funk Fest
August 13 Richmond, VA – TBA
September 1 Dallas, TX- Riverfront Jazz Fest
September 15 Newark, NJ – TBA
September 16 Queens, NY – The Meadows Music & Arts Fest
October 1, 3, 6 and 12 – Tokyo, Japan – Billboard Live
October 7 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Soul Camp Fest
October 9 – Osaka, Japan – Billboard Live

Dope Exhibit Showcasing Traditional African Hairstyles

“I think it’s important to preserve black hairstyles…Black people, especially, should be charged with preserving their own history. ”

-Shani Crowe

“Rope trick,” “Rope twists,” “Boxer Braids,” are all hairstyles black women have been doing for centuries. We don’t “own” these hairstyles, per se, but they are significant and prevalent across the greater black culture. For many of us, it can be frustrating to see our styles paraded about without anyone acknowledging or paying homage to the originators.

That’s why Natural Hair Sculptor and Photographer, Shani Crowe’s photo exhibit, BRAIDS, is so powerful. Shani does an outstanding job of reclaiming and preserving Traditional African hairstyles, many of which, are still being used today.

(Photo Credit: Shani Crowe)

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Spike Lee’s Film ‘SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT’ will be turned into a Netflix Series

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There is no doubt that Spike Lee has had a major impact on the culture with his films for more than 30 years.Now one of Spike Lee’s classic joints will be revived and turned into a Netflix series.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Spike Lee’s 1986 film, “She’s Gotta Have It” will be making its way to Netflix as a 10-episode miniseries.

This year marked the films 30th anniversary, and Lee’s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee came up with the idea to adapt the film for a new generation. The synopsis will stay true to the films original, which follows Nola Darling, a Brooklyn artist who dates three men at the same time as she finds it difficult on which one to choose.

Spike Lee said in a statement, “She’s Gotta Have It has a very special place in my heart. We shot this film in 12 days (2 six day weeks) way back in the back back of the hot summer of 1985 for a mere total of $175,000. Funds that we begged, borrowed and whatnot to get that money. This is the 1st official Spike Lee Feature Film Joint and everything that we have been blessed with in this tough business of film all have been due to SGHI.”

Spike Lee will direct all episodes of the miniseries and also serve as executive producer alongside with his wife.

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