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Temple gets its first Rhodes Scholar: a North Philly kid

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This past weekend, Temple University alum Hazim Hardeman was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Hardeman’s not just any kid- he’s overcome adversity with the help of his mother.

His mother wanted her children to go to a better school rather than attending the family’s neighborhood school in Philadelphia. She cleverly falsified the family’s address and sent Hazim to Shawmont School in Roxborough.

Hardeman mother made a life changing decision, but in turn made history for her family and Temple University. As Hazim received the Rhodes Scholarship, he is now the first student in Temple’s history to receive the prestigious award.

Donald Trump Says He Should Have Left UCLA Players Jailed In China

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On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he shouldn’t have helped release the three UCLA basketball players from a Chinese jail after they were caught shoplifting last week in a luxury brand store.

Trump’s sour remarks come after LaVar Ball, father of LiAngelo Ball, lessened the president’s role in the release of the three players.

“Everybody wants to make it seem like [Trump] helped me out,” the elder Ball told ESPN on Friday. “I’ve seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses.”

Philly schoolkids marched against injustice 50 years ago, and police responded with nightsticks 

Protesters March Over Death Of Freddie Gray

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Just fifty years ago, more than 3,000 Philadelphia school students marched to the Board of Education to protest the conditions for black students. With Philadelphia in the national spotlight there were 15 adults and forty-two student arrested during the protest.

They were equipped with a list of demands, 25 to be exact – from including black history in the curriculum to the right to wear afros.

Youth leaders met the board president and superintendent inside while outside, supporters marched while getting flocked with police dogs and nightsticks from then Police Commissioner, Frank Rizzo.

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