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Old 05-15-2007, 10:56 AM   #1
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So many black athletes make headlines for negative things but when you have so many doing positive things you get little blurbs like this if its mentioned at all... Its intentional the motive up to your discretion!

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Edwards pledging $1 million to fund scholarships

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Updated: May 15, 2007, 9:10 AM ET

CLEVELAND -- Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards has pledged $1 million in college scholarships for students in the city who keep at least a 2.5 grade point average through high school.

Edwards' foundation is choosing 100 eighth-graders from the city's 58,000-student district for the program, which will include mentoring and tutoring. The students will also volunteer for 15 hours of community service each year and will not be allowed unexcused absences, the Browns said in a statement.

Edwards is scheduled to announce the program on Wednesday, along with the 100 students and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, at Lincoln-West High School.

The program follows Edwards' decision last year to donate $500,000 to the University of Michigan, where Edwards played from 2001-2004, to create a scholarship endowment for football players.
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:39 AM   #2
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racial profiling


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Old 05-15-2007, 11:48 AM   #3
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So many black athletes make headlines for negative things but when you have so many doing positive things you get little blurbs like this if its mentioned at all... Its intentional the motive up to your discretion!

its like the music genre... People only wanna hear negative stuff so they can turn around and complain about it.....
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:15 PM   #4
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I don't think its just black athletes. The American public has little interest in anyone doing something good but want to know every minute detail when people are doing bad things.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:40 PM   #5
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yea det2orl is right..its more the public that keeps the stories up and on the front page... and the people on the cover just happens to be black... this shows that Braylon is a good person and has matured alot... and he is black so that shows somethin good about us too..
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