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A lot of happy 'feelins' being expressed at Chicago's Urban Prep Academy

Entire Senior Class Of All-Black, All-Male Chicago School Accepted To College

A day doesn’t go by when without news about young black men being killed or locked up. But here’s some good news out of Chicago: the entire senior class of Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy for Young Men has been accepted to college. You won’t hear about these intelligent young brothas in the mainstream press because it’s not a negative story about black men.

It’s great to see kids like the students of Urban Prep Academy achieving their goals. When I contrast them with a good-for-nothing like Chris Brown who, at age 21, is a convicted felon who can’t pull his pants up, it gives me hope for the future of our kids.

Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman surprised students at an all-school assembly at Urban Prep Academy for Young Men in Englewood this morning to congratulate them. It’s the first graduating class at Urban Prep since it opened its doors in 2006.

The school enforces a strict uniform of black blazers, khaki pants and red ties — with one exception. After a student receives the news he was accepted into college, he swaps his red tie for a red and gold one at an assembly.

The last 13 students received their college ties today, to thunderous applause.

Ask Rayvaughn Hines what college he was accepted to and he’ll answer with a question.

“Do you want me to name them all?”

For the 18-year-old from Back of the Yards, college was merely a concept–never a goal–growing up. Even within the last three years, he questioned if school, let alone college, was for him. Now, the senior is headed to the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. next fall.

Hines remembers the moment he put on his red and gold tie.

“I wanted to take my time because I was just so proud of myself,” he said. “I wanted everyone to see me put it on.” 

 

 

A day doesn’t go by when without news about young black men being killed or locked up. But here’s some good news out of Chicago: the entire senior class of Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy for Young Men has been accepted to college. You won’t hear about these intelligent young brothas in the mainstream press because it’s not a negative story about black men.

It’s great to see kids like the students of Urban Prep Academy achieving their goals. When I contrast them with a good-for-nothing like Chris Brown who, at age 21, is a convicted felon who can’t pull his pants up, it gives me hope for the future of our kids.

 

Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman surprised students at an all-school assembly at Urban Prep Academy for Young Men in Englewood this morning to congratulate them. It’s the first graduating class at Urban Prep since it opened its doors in 2006.

The school enforces a strict uniform of black blazers, khaki pants and red ties — with one exception. After a student receives the news he was accepted into college, he swaps his red tie for a red and gold one at an assembly.

The last 13 students received their college ties today, to thunderous applause.

Ask Rayvaughn Hines what college he was accepted to and he’ll answer with a question.

“Do you want me to name them all?”

For the 18-year-old from Back of the Yards, college was merely a concept–never a goal–growing up. Even within the last three years, he questioned if school, let alone college, was for him. Now, the senior is headed to the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. next fall.

Hines remembers the moment he put on his red and gold tie.

“I wanted to take my time because I was just so proud of myself,” he said. “I wanted everyone to see me put it on.” 

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Comment by WOODROW LLEWELLYN on December 15, 2011 at 3:32pm

I congratulate the young brothers for this milestone achievement. Keep up the good work. However it's about time these fools lay off Chris Brown's back. The did something wrong, he paid for it...let it rest.

Comment by Vinny Pat on December 12, 2011 at 10:48pm
We need more schools like this...it is possible. UNITY!
Comment by GGGIAN1 on December 12, 2011 at 12:02pm

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A day doesn’t go by when without news about young black men being killed or locked up. But here’s some good news out of Chicago: the entire senior class of Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy for Young Men has been accepted to college. You won’t hear about these intelligent young brothas in the mainstream press because it’s not a negative story about black men.

It’s great to see kids like the students of Urban Prep Academy achieving their goals. When I contrast them with a good-for-nothing like Chris Brown who, at age 21, is a convicted felon who can’t pull his pants up, it gives me hope for the future of our kids."

 

 

TELL IT LIKE IT IS.

 

Comment by Shernell Edward on December 12, 2011 at 10:49am

this is so refreshing and great to hear/see.. so many brothers can do if given the opportunity, push and guidance!! im so happy!!

Comment by Mervin E Yearwood on December 12, 2011 at 7:14am

Richard Michael Daley (born April 24, 1942) is a United States politician, member of the national and local Democratic Party, and former Mayor of ChicagoIllinois. He was elected mayor in 1989 and reelected in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007.[1] He was the longest serving Chicago mayor, surpassing the tenure of his father, Richard J. Daley, on December 26, 2010.[2][3] Daley announced on September 7, 2010, that he would not run for re-election in 2011.[4] His term ended May 16, 2011. On May 24, 2011....................

EXTREMLY PROUD OF THESE YOUNG LEADERS.

Comment by julianne benjamin on December 12, 2011 at 4:51am
Gud big up
Comment by selvin williams on December 12, 2011 at 1:31am

GREAT IS GREAT DO NOT UNDERRATE MY GRADUATES.KEEP IT STRONG MY BROTHERS.PROUD TO BE BLACK MYSELF. 

Comment by SAMMI BAMMI on December 11, 2011 at 11:11pm

BIG UP MALCOLM X FOR THIS BLOG POST!!! AMERICA BETTER WATCH OUT...... BLACK MEN WITH KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!!!

Comment by BIG F* on December 11, 2011 at 10:38pm

Congratulations young brothers!!!

Comment by Gibbrak on December 11, 2011 at 10:20pm

Bravo!!!!!!!!!!! Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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