by Jordan & Joelle Herndanez A Double Dose DREAM TEEN Magazine
obbi Kristina Brown “Krissy” (March 4, 1993 – July 26, 2015) was an American reality television and media personality, singer, and actress. Bobbi was born on March 4, 1993, in Livingston, New Jersey, to the singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Brown’s family includes maternal grandmother Cissy Houston of The Drinkard Singers. Her mother’s cousins are Dee Dee Warwick; Dionne Warwick, mother of Damon Elliott; and Leontyne Price. Her uncle is Gary Garland, her mother’s half-brother. Through her father, Brown had five half-siblings: Landon, La’Princia, Robert “Bobby” Jr., Cassius, and Bodhi. Her godmother is gospel singer CeCe Winans. She was brought into the spotlight at age 1 in 1994, when her mother, the late Whitney Houston accepted an American Music Award while holding her on stage, and Brown’s childhood remained public because of her parents’ fame. Their fame kept Bobbi Kristina in the public eye, including her appearances on the reality show “Being Bobby Brown.” She was known for her performances Performances and releases Year Song Album 1999 “My Love Is Your Love” N/A Whitney Houston at concert in Poland 1999 “My Love Is Your Love” N/A Live duet with Whitney Houston featuring Treach at the Divas Live ‘99 concert: 2003 “Little Drummer Boy” One Wish: The Holiday Album Featured singer with Whitney Houston 2009 “My Love Is Your Love” N/A Live duet with Whitney Houston at the Good Morning America Concert in Central Park on September 1, 2009 2012 “I’m Your Baby Tonight” The Houstons: On Our Own Television: Year Title 2005 Being Bobby Brown 2009 The Oprah Winfrey Show 2012 2012 2012 2012 tionist
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2.Take five minutes to plan your day before you head out the door in the morning. Mark down on a calendar appointments or meetings you have or might need to confirm, deadlines for upcoming projects, and other to-dos. These small steps can help you not only manage your time more efficiently, but keep you on point when it comes to finishing tasks.
6.Let go of something in five minutes. Is there something you need to get rid of in your life physically, like something you no longer wear or use; or emotionally such as impatience, worry or fear? Take five minutes to go through your closet or drawer and declutter it. If an item is in good condition, donate it to an organization or give to a friend. If it’s negative emotions that are taking up space in your mind, close your eyes and visualize yourself releasing them. Recognize how useless and counterproductive these emotions are to you being the best . you.
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Historically black colleges and/or universities (HBCUs) are extremely important in the African American community. When these universities were formed, they were built with the purpose of serving and educating blacks. They gave millions of blacks the opportunity for a higher education. According to hbcusports.com, Spelman University had a 79% graduation rate for black students in 2013. HBCUs are accredited for the birth of celebrities such as Stokely Carmichael, Toni Morrison, and OprahWinfrey. However, HBCUs are not only a chance to educate oneself but they are a culture, a lifestyle, and a legacy.
Students are spending hours cramming for the SAT and ACT; parents are spending big bucks for prep courses; students and parents are biting their nails, praying that the student nails the test. However, higher learning institutions are changing their minds and are doing away with standardized exams in favor of a strong GPA.
Yes, it is true! More and more colleges and universities are making submitting SAT / ACT scores, optional. Institutions are going after the “well-rounded student,” not just the expert test taker. Admissions offices have finally discovered or, let’s just say are now willing to voice, that test scores do not necessarily predict the educational success of a student. High school classroom performance is a more accurate predictor of college success. This is great news for students who struggle with standardized tests! Additionally, research suggests that SAT / ACT tests tend to favor students who attend affluent high schools, live in better neighborhoods and come from families that have the resources needed to support testing preparation course expenses, therefore, making the process and associated tools less likely for disadvantaged, low-income students.
Colleges with test-option policies are on the rise. More than 800 colleges and universities across the country no longer mandate score submissions from SAT or ACT college admissions exams, according to the latest survey by the National Center for Fair & Open Testing. The list of colleges and universities with test-options policies can be found by visiting www.fairtest. org
If you plan to apply to test-optional colleges, understand that your GPA will have a major impact on the college acceptance process. College Admissions Counselors share that high school grades in college prep courses are the most important factor weighing in to the admissions decision. Colleges want to see that high school students are properly preparing for college by taking courses that matter and getting grades that matter even more! DT