As cliché as it may sound, education is the gateway to a lifetime of opportunity. It’s important that we keep this belief in the hearts of their children, so they may pass it on. At least I think so. And it seems that I’m not alone. Oscar nominee Viola Davis addressed the senior class of her high school alma matter Central Falls High School earlier today, according to the NPR.
Central Falls, Rhode Island has been in the news these past few years after the city filed for bankruptcy and the high school’s mass firing of teachers in 2010 (they later rehired the teachers). It’s good to see someone give back to the community that they came from, and continue to support it! Viola shared a story to inspire the students, recalling a time when she challenged a classmate, who called her the “N-word”, to a race:
In the words of internet sensation (of sorts) Sweet Brown, “I SAID OH LAWD JESUS ISSA FIRE!!!” Just HOT MESS all around this story here. Actor Terrence Howard was reportedly attacked by ex-girlfriend 39-year-old May Seng Yang at his home on May 6th, according to CBS Philly. And to add a little bit more drama, Howard was at home with his current girlfriend at the time.
According to the police report, Yang parked her vehicle around the corner and out of sight of Howard’s residence. She then walked to the gated driveway and rang the bell, where she was met by Howard’s girlfriend. Howard eventually came outside, he says, because he heard a loud noise.