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Today, we recognize our Black History Month honoree, Casandra Cherry, the first African American Middle School Multi-Classroom leader teacher of Math in Edgecombe at Phillips Middle School in Battleboro. The North Carolina Education Lottery is proud to honor educators in our community with “I Am Carolina’s Black History.” The North Carolina Education Lottery, over 6.24 […]

Today, we recognize our Black History Month honoree, Dr. Kimberly Ferrell, Principal at Burton Magnet Elementary School in Durham and Wells Fargo Principal of the Year in Durham Public Schools. The North Carolina Education Lottery is proud to honor educators in our community with “I Am Carolina’s Black History.” The North Carolina Education Lottery, over […]

Taraji P. Henson was born; Taraji Penda Henson on September 11th, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia. Taraji P. Henson, graduated in 1988 from Oxon Hill High School ;after not getting into a performances arts high school that she didn’t get into. Attending North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, studyingelectrical engineering . Henson, got into […]

Today, we recognize our Black History Month honoree, Brian Broadie, 2018-2019 West Mecklenburg High School Teacher of the Year and Business Education teacher at West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte. The North Carolina Education Lottery is proud to honor educators in our community with “I Am Carolina’s Black History.” The North Carolina Education Lottery, over […]

Cultural appropriation, defined by dictionary.com as “the act of adopting elements of an outside, often minority culture, including knowledge, practices, and symbols, without understanding or respecting the original culture and context.” Some think it’s appreciating the culture, rather than offending the culture. Watching movies of the Egyptian culture, with white actors, is offensive. It’s not being sensitive, when the […]

Today, we recognize our Black History Month honoree, Joe Biggs, 8th grade principal at Neal Middle School in Durham and founder of Chi Omega Lambda high school fraternity. The North Carolina Education Lottery is proud to honor educators in our community with “I Am Carolina’s Black History.” The North Carolina Education Lottery, over 6.24 billion dollars […]

Octavia Estelle Butler was born June 22, 1947 in Pasadena, California. Bulter won both Hugo and Nebula awards. The Hugo awards are presented to recipients that are chosen by fans. The Nebula award is given to writers and picked by fellow science fiction writers. Octavia, became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, in 1995. Unfortunately , […]

Today, we recognize our Black History Month honoree, Dr. Elizabeth Threatt, Queen City Teacher of the Year recipient and teacher at Highland Renaissance Academy in Charlotte.. The North Carolina Education Lottery is proud to honor educators in our community with “I Am Carolina’s Black History.” The North Carolina Education Lottery, over 6.24 billion dollars for […]

  February 9, 1944 Alice Malsenior Walker was born, in Eatonton, Georgia. Alice Walker was one of eight children, she was gifted a typewriter by her mother; when she was accidentally blinded in one eye. Walker grew up and earned a scholarship to Spelman College and she studied to two year. She then transferred to Sarah Lawrence College in […]

Today, we recognize our Black History Month honoree, Crystal Massenburg, Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director at Southern High School in Durham. The North Carolina Education Lottery is proud to honor educators in our community with “I Am Carolina’s Black History.” The North Carolina Education Lottery, over 6.24 billion dollars for education.  

  Today, we recognize our Black History Month honoree, Kristin Ward, Assistant Principal of Instruction at West Charlotte High School in Charlotte. The North Carolina Education Lottery is proud to honor educators in our community with “I Am Carolina’s Black History.” The North Carolina Education Lottery, over 6.24 billion dollars for education.  

Jo-Issa Rae Diop known best as Issa Rae, born January 12,1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her parents, Abdoulaye Diop and Delyna Hayward; a  doctor and teacher raised five children. Issa Rae grew up to become a Screenwriter, Author, Producer, Actress, Director.Many recognize her as the star and executive producer of the hit HBO show, Insecure on three season; going on […]