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Tony Harris received a rare treat from the African Children’s Choir in the CNN Newsroom. They sang great songs of hope in Africa, trying to bring awareness to their continent’s poorest and neediest.
The African Children’s Choir has been helping Africa’s most vulnerable children since 1984. They are active in seven countries across Africa and support the education of over 7,000 children.
As our blog bonus, we interviewed an alumna member of the choir Annette Nabbale. The Choir taught her how to sing and gave her a quality education. She now has a degree in video production and is using her skills to help direct the choir and help her community in Africa.
Learn more about the African Children's Choir at http://africanchildrenschoir.com
Tufts University is getting “tough” on dorm room sex. According to The Tufts Daily, the student newspaper, the university has banned “any sex act in a dorm room while one’s roommate is present.”
The Massachusetts school went on to say, "any sexual activity in the room should not interfere with a roommate's privacy, study habits, or sleep.” The office said the new policy stemmed from a significant number of complaints by students.
CNN's Barabara Starr interviewed Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin on her first day back at the Holocaust Memorial Museum since a gunman shot killed security officer Stephen Tyrone Johns.
The funeral for Stephen Johns is tomorrow morning at Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland.
[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/US/05/19/vick.humane.society/art.vick.file.gi.jpg caption=""]Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick will spend the last two months of his 23-month sentence in home confinement. Vick, 28, pleaded guilty in August 2007 to a federal charge of bankrolling a dogfighting operation at a home he owned in Virginia. He is expected to be released from federal custody July 20, but he will be on probation for three years. Vick hopes to persuade NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to reinstate him. What do you think? Should Michael Vick be allowed to play? Leave us a comment.
iReport.com: Does Vick deserve a second chance? Check out this assignment.
Tony's Blog Bonus
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To make it as a comedian these days, you don't just need to be good on stage and screen. You also have to nail the art of sending out mini-messages to Twitter "followers." How do standup comics do that? CNN’s Josh Levs spoke with 2 pros – John Heffron, a winner of “Last Comic Standing,” and Craig Shoemaker, who won the award for funniest comedy routine on XM Satellite radio.
Check out Josh Levs' article on cnn.com: Standup comedy enters Twitter era