R.I.P Nipsey Hussle

R.I.P Nipsey Hussle

Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, is a well-known rapper from Los Angeles California. Hussle was a huge inspiration in his community who supported and defended many African American sisters and brothers. Nipsey Hussle was shot in front of his own clothing store, THE MARATHON in Hyde Park, California on March 31, 2019.

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Goodbye Payless, The Cheap Shoe Store Has Called it Quits

Goodbye Payless, The Cheap Shoe Store Has Called it Quits

We continue to hear about all of these businesses closing down. Well, today another company has announced it is calling it quits, and this time it is Payless Shoe Stores. Payless said last week that they have officially closed down for good. The company will shut down over 2,500 stores in North America alone.

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Life On The Farm

Life On The Farm

Thirty minutes outside of Washington DC is a farm. For three days, Armstrong’s 5th graders got to experience what it takes to live on a farm. We went deep into Maryland all the way to Hard Bargain Farm. Farm life is tiring, hard, dangerous, and occasionally exciting.

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Friendship Tech Prep’s First DC LifeSmarts Competition

Friendship Tech Prep’s First DC LifeSmarts Competition

On February 22, 2019, Friendship Tech Prep’s Future Business Leaders of America team attended our very first LifeSmarts competition at UDC Law School. LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League, the nation’s pioneering consumer organization. LifeSmarts is an educational opportunity for students in grades 6-12, that teaches financial and consumer literacy through fun activities.  

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My Family’s Emotional Stress and Anxiety during the Government Shutdown

My Family’s Emotional Stress and Anxiety during the Government Shutdown

Has anyone heard about the government shutdown? Approximately 33 days ago President Donald Trump decided to shut down the government for border security. I recently heard on the news that roughly 800,000 people have lost their jobs or have been affected by this shut down.

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Blackface: Prada’s Big Lips Keychain

Blackface: Prada’s Big Lips Keychain

Remember H&M’s “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” hoodie everyone thought was offensive because the company put a dark skinned boy in a hoodie that called him a monkey? Now what is even more offensive is that the luxury, high-end designer company Prada had the audacity to release a keychain that sort of looks like a monkey.

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Harris Teeter: Neighborhood Market or Chamberlain Market?

Harris Teeter: Neighborhood Market                                                  or Chamberlain Market?

Harris Teeter is a grocery store across the street from our school. There are a lot of different sections that people can shop in at Harris Teeter, which is a good thing because people shop there for different reasons. One person might go for food but another person might go for flowers. Harris Teeter is like a grocery store and more!

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Our Fun Japanese Journey

Our Fun Japanese Journey

On November 2, 2018 our FNN team went to the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (JICC) in Washington, DC. It was fun to learn new things about the Japanese culture. We learned that Japan is far away from Washington D.C. and that their culture is very different.

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