Bring That Week Back: Trayvon Martin Yearbook Photo Causes Controversy

Homeless teen receives full ride to Georgetown, plus more.

Trayvon Martin Yearbook Photo Causes Controversy - Atlanta's oldest Black church closes its doors, plus more national news. ? Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_)  A high school teacher at Brentwood High School in Oakland, California, dressed up in a hoodie and held a bag of skittles in reference to Florida teen Trayvon Martin for his yearbook photo. The photo is causing controversy at the high school, as some students thought it was inappropriate.  (Photo: Heritage High School Yearbook via KTVU)

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Trayvon Martin Yearbook Photo Causes Controversy - Atlanta's oldest Black church closes its doors, plus more national news. — Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_) A high school teacher at Brentwood High School in Oakland, California, dressed up in a hoodie and held a bag of skittles in reference to Florida teen Trayvon Martin for his yearbook photo. The photo is causing controversy at the high school, as some students thought it was inappropriate.  (Photo: Heritage High School Yearbook via KTVU)

Atlanta?s Oldest Black Church Closes - The church in Atlanta where Spelman College was birthed held its last service Sunday. Friendship Baptist Church is closing its doors to make room for a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.  The city?s oldest Black church first opened in 1862. The congregation will be relocating.   (Photo: 11Alive via NBC)

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Atlanta’s Oldest Black Church Closes - The church in Atlanta where Spelman College was birthed held its last service Sunday. Friendship Baptist Church is closing its doors to make room for a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.  The city’s oldest Black church first opened in 1862. The congregation will be relocating. (Photo: 11Alive via NBC)

Man Attacks Daughter Who Chooses Black Dance Partner - Aaron Aranza, 37, of Houston, allegedly attacked his 14-year-old daughter for choosing a Black dance partner for her Quincea?era dance partner. He hit him with his belt, according to reports. Aranza has been charged with injury to a child under the age of 15.    (Photo: Houston Police Department)

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Man Attacks Daughter Who Chooses Black Dance Partner - Aaron Aranza, 37, of Houston, allegedly attacked his 14-year-old daughter for choosing a Black dance partner for her Quinceañera dance partner. He hit him with his belt, according to reports. Aranza has been charged with injury to a child under the age of 15.  (Photo: Houston Police Department)

Rashema Melson - Eighteen-year-old Rashema Melson, who has been living in D.C.?s largest homeless shelter with her family for the past two years, made headlines this May. The high-performing Anacostia High School senior received a scholarship to Georgetown University, where she plans to be a biology major, eventually going pre-med to become a forensic pathologist. "I feel accomplished,? she told FOX DC. ?I feel I did something worthy. (Photo: FOX 5 News)

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Homeless D.C. Teen Receives Full Ride to Georgetown - Rashema Melson, 18, is homeless but that has not stopped her from excelling in the classroom. The high school senior just received a full scholarship to Georgetown where she plans to study biology or to be a forensic pathologist. "It's not hard for me because I want it,” she told Fox DC. “I want to be successful…” she continued.  (Photo: FOX 5 News)

Houston Holds Parade for New MLK Statue - Local and national politicians gathered in Houston Saturday for the unveiling of the bronze Martin Luther King Memorial Statue Saturday. The activist?s son, Martin Luther King III, attended a parade that marched through MacGregor Park. (Photo: KHOU 11 News)

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Houston Holds Parade for New MLK Statue - Local and national politicians gathered in Houston Saturday for the unveiling of the bronze Martin Luther King Memorial Statue Saturday. The activist’s son, Martin Luther King III, attended a parade that marched through MacGregor Park. (Photo: KHOU 11 News)

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Student Has Highest GPA, but Can?t Be Valedictorian - Ladarius Sapho, a senior at Proviso East High School, has the highest GPA but he cannot be valedictorian. He transferred to the school as a sophomore and was told the student who gets the top honor has to have been attending for at least seven semesters. "I had a speech ready, I was ready to give this speech, practicing and he tells me I can't be number one," added Sapho.   (Photo: FOX 32)

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Student Has Highest GPA, but Can’t Be Valedictorian - Ladarius Sapho, a senior at Proviso East High School, has the highest GPA but he cannot be valedictorian. He transferred to the school as a sophomore and was told the student who gets the top honor has to have been attending for at least seven semesters. "I had a speech ready, I was ready to give this speech, practicing and he tells me I can't be number one," added Sapho. (Photo: FOX 32)

Rev. Al Sharpton Defends Teen Shoved by Police - Rev. Al Sharpton has defended a 14-year-old Bronx boy who was shoved through a window of a business by a police officer on May 17, after he was handcuffed. Javier Payne was arrested for assaulting a 39-year-old man and began trash talking an officer. The officer then pushed him. "Two wrongs don't make a right," said Sharpton.    (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

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Rev. Al Sharpton Defends Teen Shoved by Police - Rev. Al Sharpton has defended a 14-year-old Bronx boy who was shoved through a window of a business by a police officer on May 17, after he was handcuffed. Javier Payne was arrested for assaulting a 39-year-old man and began trash talking an officer. The officer then pushed him. "Two wrongs don't make a right," said Sharpton.  (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

NAACP Calls for Resignation of Judge for Assaulting Man - The NAACP is calling for Judge Bill Wiesenberger in Madison County to resign after he allegedly attacked a 20-year-old man and called him the N-word. A grand jury has been given the complaint, but no charges have been filed as of yet.     (Photo: WAPT News)

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NAACP Calls for Resignation of Judge for Assaulting Man - The NAACP is calling for Judge Bill Wiesenberger in Madison County to resign after he allegedly attacked a 20-year-old man and called him the N-word. A grand jury has been given the complaint, but no charges have been filed as of yet.  (Photo: WAPT News)

Bob Bailey Dies - Bob Bailey, the first African-American television personality in the state of Nevada, has died at the age of 87 Saturday. He hosted several shows and co-produced the opening show of the first integrated hotel and casino in Las Vegas.     (Photo: 8 News Now via CBS)

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Bob Bailey Dies - Bob Bailey, the first African-American television personality in the state of Nevada, has died at the age of 87 Saturday. He hosted several shows and co-produced the opening show of the first integrated hotel and casino in Las Vegas.   (Photo: 8 News Now via CBS)

Red Lobster Sued by Patron for Being Labeled Racist - Toni Jenkins of Tennessee is suing Red Lobster and a waitress for $1 million for pain and suffering after he was accused of being a racist. Waitress Toni Jenkins posted a receipt on Facebook last year that had the word ?N-----? written on it. Jenkins said he did not write the slur.      (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Red Lobster Sued by Patron for Being Labeled Racist - Toni Jenkins of Tennessee is suing Red Lobster and a waitress for $1 million for pain and suffering after he was accused of being a racist. Waitress Toni Jenkins posted a receipt on Facebook last year that had the word “N-----” written on it. Jenkins said he did not write the slur.   (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Seven-Year-Old Fights Off Kidnap Attempt - Kaylen, 7, stood up for his friend Marcy, 10, who was almost abducted by a man while they were playing together after school in their South Side Chicago neighborhood. "The only way she got away is because I kicked him in the back of the leg and the outside of his leg," he told ABC Chicago.    (Photo: ABC 7 Chicago)

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Seven-Year-Old Fights Off Kidnap Attempt - Kaylen, 7, stood up for his friend Marcy, 10, who was almost abducted by a man while they were playing together after school in their South Side Chicago neighborhood. "The only way she got away is because I kicked him in the back of the leg and the outside of his leg," he told ABC Chicago.  (Photo: ABC 7 Chicago)