What you need to know about Booker T. Washington and its impressive win streak

Re-posted from USA Today High School: Florida high school football team has long winning streak.

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Former Booker T. Washington coach Tim "Ice" Harris was the ALL-USA Coach of the Year in 2007 (Photo: Eliot J. Schechter, USA TODAY Sports) Former Booker T. Washington coach Tim “Ice” Harris was the ALL-USA Coach of the Year in 2007 (Photo: Eliot J. Schechter, USA TODAY Sports)

MIAMI – Booker T. Washington has won 41 consecutive games heading into Friday’s nationally televised season opener against defending Class 7 state champion  St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale).

RELATED: Unranked but undaunted: Booker T. Washington (Miami) looks to carry on the streak

So what do you need to know about Booker T. Washington and its history? Take a look:

  • Located in the Overtown section of Miami, Florida;
  • Demographics of the student body: 54 percent black; 44 percent Hispanic of any race; 2 percent white non-Hispanic;
  • 1926: BTW opened as an all-black school, serving students who came from as far as Palm Beach County (90 minutes north).
  • 1967: In an effort to desegregate the county’s educational system, BTW was converted into a middle school.
  • 1999: It was…

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Big anti-nazi march in Germany

Re-posted from Dear Kitty. Some Blog. Anti-Nazi demonstration in Germany draws 5000.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/30/german-pro-immigrant-protest-welcomes-asylum-seekers-to-dresden

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A demonstrator in Dresden, Germany holds a sign that reads ‘refugees welcome’ on Saturday. Photograph: Oliver Killig/dpa/CorbisFrom AFP news agency:

German pro-immigrant protest welcomes asylum seekers to Dresden

Anti-Nazi Alliance organisers estimate 5,000 people took part in march through Pegida stronghold in response to rightwing protests against migrants

Sunday 30 August 2015 01.05 BST

Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Saturday to send a message of welcome to refugees after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region.

Led by protesters holding a huge banner that read “Prevent the pogroms of tomorrow today”, the crowds marched peacefully through the eastern city under the watch of police in riot gear.

“Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here,” they chanted.

Police said 1,000 people took part in the protest, which was called by the Anti-Nazi Alliance, while organisers put the numbers at 5,000.

Dresden is the stronghold of the anti-Islam Pegida movement, whose demonstrations drew up…

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Looks At Marco Rubio’s ‘No Class’ Comment On Obama


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Above is a part of MSNBC’s “Hardball” from July 22nd, 2015 where host Chris Matthews takes a look at a comment made by Senator Marco Rubio that Donald Trump and the President have “no class.”

Matthews seems to have a point in that the President did all those things that you’re “supposed to do” – work hard, get into good schools, and stay away from scandals and corruption.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/ken-shepherd/2015/07/22/matthews-rebukes-rubio-no-class-swipe-obama

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/07/23/chris-matthews-obama-has-had-immaculate-presidency-with-no-corruption-allegations/

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/matthews-rubios-comment-on-obamas-class-a-cheap-slur-to-fill-cheap-seats/

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Reuters: Merkel Condemns ‘Disgusting’ Message Of Hate Toward Refugees

Reuters reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned violent protests against refugees that erupted last weekend in eastern Germany, blaming them on far-right extremists who were bent on spreading a “disgusting” message of hatred.

More than 30 police were injured in clashes in the town of Heidenau near Dresden in on Saturday, August 22nd. A mob of several hundred people, many of them drunk, began pelting officers with bottles and fireworks. Some of them shouted “Heil Hitler”.

Germany expects the number of asylum seekers to quadruple to about 800,000 this year, and has witnessed dozens of arson attacks on asylum shelters in recent months, writes Reuters.

VOX reports: “Neo-Nazi protests against a new refugee center in the small German town of Heidenau turned violent over the weekend. At least 31 police officers were injured in riots that broke out on Friday and continued over the weekend. Although the situation was calm on Monday, it is not yet clear whether police have gotten it completely under control.”

The violence in Heidenau, which continued on Saturday and Sunday nights, was unprecedented.

Sigmar Gabriel, vice chancellor and economy minister, traveled to the town of 16,000 on Monday, according to Reuters. He met with the mayor and speaking with local residents.

In other news, investigators are looking for two bike-riding teens who yelled “Heil Hitler” at a Jewish man before running over his foot in Brooklyn last week.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/24/us-europe-migrants-germany-asylum-idUSKCN0QT0WA20150824

http://www.vox.com/2015/8/25/9200721/neo-nazi-riots-germany

http://www.jspacenews.com/heil-hitler-anti-semitic-altercation-brooklyn/

Sarah Palin / Trump Interview


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According to MediaITE, Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump on Friday evening.

“Tonight on One America News Network, Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump. No, you aren’t dreaming. Yes, that actually happened,” writes MediaITE.

Palin and Trump talked about taxes, war veterans, and Univision talk show host Jorge Ramos.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/heres-the-sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-youve-been-waiting-for/

More on One America News Network (OAN):

https://reasonablyliberal.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/what-is-one-america-news-network/

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WDBJ Journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward Were Shot in the Head: Authorities

Re-blog from KTLA, Los Angeles.

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He carefully choreographed the slaying of the two journalists for maximum shock value. And, judging from the items found in his car, he took equally meticulous steps to get away with it.

Alison Parker and Adam Ward are shown in photos from Facebook. They died in an on-air shooting in Virginia on Aug. 26, 2015. Alison Parker and Adam Ward are shown in photos from Facebook. They died in an on-air shooting in Virginia on Aug. 26, 2015.

But a text message to a friend may have been Vester Lee Flanagan’s undoing.

A search warrant document that CNN obtained Thursday shows the lengths Flanagan went to avoid getting caught after gunning down reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward on live TV Wednesday.

Later, clues were found inside the rental car Flanagan used for his getaway, a Chevrolet Sonic.

Inside the subcompact four-door sedan — a far cry from his usual ride, a 2009 Ford Mustang — police found a wig, a black hat, a shawl, sunglasses and a to-do list…

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