by JESSICA CHASMAR | THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The first black woman to hold the title of Miss Alabama posted a tearful message Sunday calling Dallas cop killer Micah Xavier Johnson a “Martyr.”
Chapman is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and graduated from Murphy High School in 1988. After graduation, she traveled the country to teach dance camps at colleges throughout the country for Memphis-based Universal Dance Association. In the fall, she attended Loyola University New Orleans. She attended an audition for a Walt Disney show while in New Orleans and was the only candidate selected to perform in The Dick Tracy Show at Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida, where she stayed for one year. She suffered a knee injury and returned to Mobile to complete her degree. She never returned to Loyola University. After regrouping, she attended the University of South Alabama from 1990 until her reign as Miss Alabama interrupted her studies in 1993. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1997.
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by RAJUL PUNJABI | VILLAGE VOICE
It’s a bustling Saturday afternoon at the Harlem School of the Arts.
According to its website, the mission of the Harlem School of the Arts is “to enrich the lives of children and their families in the Harlem community and beyond, through exposure to and instruction in the arts.” In 2005, the school was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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