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Detroit Man Will Swap His Decrepit House for Your iPhone 6

Detroit man swap home for iphone 6

*Don’t look too bad on the outside, huh? With the price of real estate sky-rocketing all over the place, you may want to seriously consider taking this man up on his offer to swap his decrepit house in Detroit for an iPhone 6.

The house has three bedrooms, a basement and garden. But as you can imagine, its in pretty bad shape. For starters, it has no front door and broken windows.

The house has been on the market in the bankrupt city, but so far nobody has come forward to buy.

Read more at EURThisNthat.

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College Bound: ‘2nd Annual African American College Planning Conference’ Coming Up! (Part. 2)

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*The “2nd Annual African American College Planning Conference” aims to arm students and their parents with much needed information on how to best prepare for getting into the college of their choice. And with representatives from local and national; private and public colleges in attendance, students will also learn more about historically black colleges and universities.

In part 1 of the EURweb interview with Delta Sigma Theta sorority sister, Kimberly J. Cooper, she revealed some of the reasons why a conference such as this is imperative for a minority student stating, because they wouldn’t normally get  information about historically black colleges, and may not be exposed to information on things like how to write the ultra-important “personal statement.”

Kimberly Cooper

Kimberly J Cooper

Now as we continue (in part 2) to elaborate on what attendees can expect at the conference, which will take place on Saturday, October 25, Cooper also shares why getting through the college admissions process has presented unique challenges for many African American students.

“We’re starting to shorten the divide between African American students going to college, but it’s definitely not close to what we see with non-minority students,” says Cooper, in response to Lee Bailey‘s question about the obstacles many African American students face in trying to go to college.

howard_university_athletics_logo965x965“And I think what we’re finding is in some schools the college counselors are really helpful and in other areas the counselors are not really advising students to go to four-year-colleges; they’re recommending that they start out at a junior college.” Cooper adds, “And there’s nothing wrong with that, but some of these students really could do well in a four year college, they just don’t have the resources to go about it.”

In other words, a student doesn’t necessary have to attend a junior college first; many of them can successfully transfer to a four-year-college straight out of high school.

Cooper implies that the process tends to discourage some students and paves the way for a thinking process that gives way to doubt – and manifests in their thinking maybe they can’t afford it or maybe they aren’t going to get in anyway, so why bother. “So it prevents them from actually trying. They end up…under-placed.

Spelman logoFor those students who attend junior college and are more focused and determined to stay on track and do continue on to a four-year college – that’s great; but many of these students end up spending a couple of years in junior college before dropping out all together or never transferring to a four-year college at all. And that’s not good.

“Our goal is to get as many students as we can to go to four year colleges. Those that want to go and have the grades and things to go, and at least give them the same opportunity to have the same information that other students might get,” says Cooper, an executive at Nestle USA in Santa Monica, about what they hope to accomplish at the conference.

The “Mini College Fair” taking place at the conference will embolden students and their parents with insightful tips on how to find, apply and pay for college. They will also be able to network with peers and meet school representatives from schools all across the country including HBCUs like Spelman, Howard University, and Morehouse College. Reps from USC, UCI and UCLA will be there as well.

MorehouseAnd as for being able to afford college? Parents especially will appreciate this news.

“There’s so many scholarships out there…Not only are there scholarships available at certain foundations, there are also scholarships available at certain schools,” Cooper states.

The 2nd Annual African American College Planning Conference takes place on Saturday, October 25 at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Santa Clarita, California 91321.

REGISTRATION is from 8:00a.m. to 8:30 a.m. WORKSHOPS are from 8:30a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and the COLLEGE FAIR will begin at 12:30p.m. and go until 1:30p.m.

There will also be food and raffle prizes!

DON’T  WAIT TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE. RESERVE NOW!

Call 661-312-2497 or email your RSVP by October 20 to: [email protected]

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This article was written by DeBorah B. Pryor, editor at EURThisNthat. Contact her directly at [email protected]

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Cemeteries Six Feet Up? Israel Builds First Skyscraper Cemetery!

Skyscraper Cemeteries in Israel *Whoa. Apparently, real estate is at an all-time-high all around the globe.

And governing bodies are becoming more creative as a result. Take “final resting places” for example.

As a result of a recent “that’s kosher” ruling from the Orthodox rabbis in Israel, preceded by the country’s extreme land crunch, the green light has been given for the design and building of vertical cemeteries in densely populated countries.

In other words, instead of your final resting place being underground, it can now be six feet over.

Still don’t get it? When you go visit the gravesite of your loved one, you might have to take an elevator to get there!

OK, Now you can close your mouth… 

Read more at EURThisNthat.

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Retailers Promote ‘Ebola Costumes’ For Halloween (And Some of You Think It’s Cool)

Ebola costume1Pictured above: A photo of an Ebola costume.

*With Halloween only a few short weeks away, costume outlets are ablaze with what kind of dollars they can bring in from the latest costume craze. What will it be this year? A superhero? A scary monster? A hazmat suit? An Ebola victim?

Social media buzz is leaning towards the last two.

Oh yeah, remember “Breaking Bad,” the super-popular TV series with Bryan Cranston as chemistry professor-turned-drug-kingpin “Walter White” and Aaron Paul as the lovable, strung-out-junkie-turned-sidekick, “Jessie?”

Well, costume sellers say they still have left over yellow jumpsuits, rubber gloves and masks from last Halloween, when that costume was the sh*t. This year they predict some of you Breaking Bad cult members may want to re-purpose those digs to display your take on Ebola.

For anyone who thinks that might be cool, I’ll bet you wouldn’t if it hit closer to home.

Read more at EURThisNthat.

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Ebola: Not Every Infected Liberian Died. Meet Seven of the 25 Survivors!

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Sontay Massaley

*The extremely frightening Ebola virus seems to have just appeared out of nowhere, and just as quickly and mysteriously, it has become epidemic. Thus far, four thousand persons have lost their lives, mainly in Liberia – where we first learned about it. And health officials don’t appear to be any closer to learning more about how it is contracted. Is it airborne? Is it similar to AIDS, where one must be in contact with an affected persons’ fluids?  Do you have to be in “direct” contact…and how close is ‘direct’?

According to the World Health Organization, the epidemic has a 70 percent mortality rate, and it is said to leave survivors immune to the strain that sickened them.

Survivors?

Yes. We know about the American survivors; those who returned from Liberia after helping tend to the affected there. All white. All survived. We know that a nurse that tended to Thomas Eric Duncan, the black man who traveled from Liberia to Dallas – and died days later. We also know about two nurses who contracted Ebola, one who had tended to Mr. Duncan has now been diagnosed. But what we are just now learning is that not everyone who carried the virus in Liberia, died from it.

We can actually put a face to a portion of the remaining 30-percent. People like Sontay Massaley, pictured above, who still live in Liberia; have managed to survive the Ebola virus, and lived to tell about it.

Perhaps some of the answers we seek in learning about the epidemic lies in the living, not the dead. 

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Stephen Collins: Shamed Pedophile Actually Played One in Not-Yet-Released Movie

Stephen Collins*As if the real world life of actor Stephen Collins could get any worse.

Collins soon-to-be-ex wife, Faye Grant, is said to have been holding the threat of releasing audio tape that she secretly recorded at a 2012 therapy session with the actor – who admitted to “molesting and exposing himself” to three girls some decades ago – over his head for quite some time.

And according to Collins attorney, she had her reasons for doing so.

Since the “reveal,” Collins has been in hiding and his career has gone into decline at a rapid pace. He has lost major film and TV roles (namely Mark Wahlberg’s move “Ted 2″ and a recurring gig on “Scandal”) and the UP TV network even pulled “7th Heaven” reruns (I’ll bet the other actors are pissed!), where he famously played a minister. Collins also had the decency to resign from Screen Actor’s Guild board of directors; and he has also been dropped by his talent agency.

Nobody would want to be in this guy’s shoes right now. And with new victims starting to come out of the woodwork, his troubles show no indication of slowing down anytime soon.

But here’s the thing that beats all. Stephen Collins actually filmed a movie in 2013, where he played a pedophile priest! The film has been making festival rounds lately, and the poor director, Jeff Wolfe, tried hard to distance himself from the actor.

Read more at EURThisNthat.