Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality. Supported by T.M. Landry, a school in small-town Louisiana, has garnered national attention for vaulting its underprivileged black students to elite colleges. But the school cut corners and doctored college applications. ByErica L. Green and Katie Benner Photographs byAnnie Flanagan Nov. 30, 2018 BREAUX BRIDGE, La. — Bryson Sassau’s application would inspire any college admissions officer. A founder of T.M. Landry College Preparatory School described him as a “bright, energetic, compassionate and genuinely well-rounded” student whose alcoholic father had beaten him and his mother and had denied them money for food and shelter. His transcript “speaks for itself,” the founder, … [Read more...] about Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.
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Shortly after voters made him mayor of Miami Beach, Philip Levine gave his campaign strategist a garish poster with the strategist's comically smiling face mounted atop the rippled body of warrior Spartan King Leonidas.Standing before a bloody battlefield, political consultant David Custin carried in his hands two severed heads. One belonged to a vanquished mayoral opponent, and the other to Levine's predecessor, a 74-year-old woman.It was supposed to be funny — a gag gift. But all jokes have a little truth to them, and Levine didn't spend $2 million of his own money on his inaugural political campaign just to go-along-to-get-along at City Hall.Instead, Levine stormed his way into City Hall five years ago pushing a big-picture agenda that several campaign insiders say was always intended to promote plans for higher office. He paradoxically slayed the political establishment with an assist from Bill Clinton, and steered Miami Beach's cumbersome government in directions that won … [Read more...] about Former Beach Mayor Levine: Four years of accomplishments, conflicts and self-promotion
Coverage Falls to Postings on Social Media Immigrants Held a Special Place With Bourdain Washington Post Breaks Story of Migrant’s Suicide Cortes Fights On Despite Losing Lawsuit What to Know About the Repeal of Net Neutrality Google’s Parent Elevates Attention to Diversity Press and Public Don’t Fully Understand Each Other Oren Dorell, USA Today Reporter, Dies in Crash Short Takes Coverage Falls to Postings on Social Media The story of the Chicago video blogger whose fatal shooting attracted the attention of the Committee to Protect Journalists last week took another turn Saturday when an associate of the video blogger, or vlogger, was also killed. It was the same day that about 500 people attended the standing-room-only funeral of Zachary Stoner, 30, known as ZackTV, who called himself “The Hood CNN.” The nearly three-hour service, in which young people were said to have been “in and out,” took place Saturday at … [Read more...] about On Day of Chicago Vlogger’s Funeral, Friend Is Slain
The lounge was busy. A group of lads watched the first half of the FA Cup Final on the big-screen TV and Hennessy joined them. Witnesses later said he seemed normal, certainly didn't seem drunk, or even particularly agitated. Hennessy didn't buy a drink, according to one source. But he was clearly restless and declared that the match was "boring". "He came in. The lads were watching the football," according to the witness. "He left after 10 minutes." CCTV cameras picked up Hennessy leaving and walking to his car. At 5.41pm, he was striding quickly across the car park, in his T-shirt and jeans, his mobile phone stuck to his ear. At 5.43pm, his Nissan was filmed reversing out of the parking bay. Hennessy didn't say to "the lads" where he was going, according to the witness. But half an hour later, he was in the nearby Wicklow village of Enniskerry driving his black Nissan behind the 185 bus that was carrying Jastine Valdez home. Hennessy's abduction and subsequent murder of the … [Read more...] about Jastine Valdez murder: When innocence collided with evil on a quiet country road