Archive | November 2012

Inclusion News: California School for the Deaf football team beats the odds

These California School for the Deaf football players won their division’s title and nearly made it into sectionals.  Check out their story here and in the video below:

The next frontier in inclusion: adaptive tennis for students with visual impairments

Check out this recent story on students with visual impairments learning how to play tennis:

Ole Miss Elects First Black Homecoming Queen

In what may be another marker of racial progress, on the 50th anniversary of the University of Mississippi admitting its first black student, Ole Miss has elected its first black homecoming queen, Courtney Pearson.

Check out the article here and the video below:

In addition, a group called Not In Our Town: One Mississippi has started gathering young college age people – black and white – to really get to know one another and be honest with one another.

Check out their video below:

She’s aiming to be the first African American female chess master!

Featured in the new documentary film Brooklyn Castle, Rochelle Ballantyne, is aiming to be the first African American female chess master.  Check out these two articles about her:

Teen Chess Champion Rochelle Ballantyne on Starring in “Brooklyn Castle”

African American blazing a trail through chess (audio interview below in youtube clip)

Trailer for the film