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White high school graduate with black scholarship award praised for returning money

White high school graduate with black scholarship award praised for returning money
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A recent high school graduate recently made national news – and for all the right reasons.

Jeffrey Warren, a 17-year-old, applied for several scholarships, including the award sponsored by his California high school’s Martin Luther King Senior Citizen’s Club, reported ABC News. When his name was called to accept the award, however, folks were surprised. Warren is white.

The cover letter to the school’s guidance counselors regarding the scholarship indicated that the award was intended only for black students, the report said. But the application merely "encourage[d] African-American students to apply," according to the King High School principal.

Because the application did not rule out non-black applicants, Warren applied. He and his family decided, however, that returning the money was “the right thing to do.”

 

N.Y. principal who chose Justin Bieber over 'God Bless the USA' is no stranger to controversy

N.Y. principal who chose Justin Bieber over 'God Bless the USA' is no stranger to controversy
BY GINA G. SCALA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Coney Island public school principal, Greta Hawkins, who sparked a nationwide controversy when she banned a song embracing American pride from a kindergarten g...

Cause of Obama cabinet member John Bryson’s hit-and-run remains unknown

Cause of Obama cabinet member John Bryson’s hit-and-run remains unknown
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

San Gabriel police and the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department are investigating two hit-and-run accidents involving U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson this past ...

Auburn University shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard still a wanted man

Auburn University shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard still a wanted man
BY GINA G. SCALA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

AUBURN, Ala.,-The federal manhunt for the Alabama man accused of fatally shooting three men, including two former Auburn University football players, and injuring ...

Atlanta cop's death during 3-way sex lands wife $3 million

Atlanta cop's death during 3-way sex lands wife $3 million
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A Georgia woman whose husband died of a heart attack while having a three-way sexual encounter was awarded $3 million by a jury, which found the husband's doctor ...

Yo quiero Cantina Bell: Taco Bell to offer gourmet Mexican fare

Yo quiero Cantina Bell: Taco Bell to offer gourmet Mexican fare
BY MARGARET MORGAN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

This week Taco Bell® announced it will bring gourmet inspired bowls and burritos with its new Cantina Bell™ menu in an industry-changing partnership with celebri...

Scott Walker victory latest hurdle for Obama campaign

Scott Walker victory latest hurdle for Obama campaign
BY GINA G. SCALA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

How Gov. Scott Walker’s recall victory in Wisconsin plays out on the national stage ahead of November’s presidential election is a question with many answers.

Walke...

High school graduation lands cheering S.C. mom in jail

High school graduation lands cheering S.C. mom in jail
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

One of the happiest days of a Shannon Cooper's life, the day of her daughter’s high school graduation, turned sour when she was arrested for cheering too loudly.

Cooper,...

Cuomo's marijuana reform could curb NYPD stop-and-frisk

Cuomo's marijuana reform could curb NYPD stop-and-frisk
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Legislation has been proposed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to reduce the penalty for possession of a small amount of marijuana.

The plan would reduce the charge fro...

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