Diddy opens charter school in Harlem

You know we got that education as well as that fashion news from Diddy especially. When you have the greats like El Jefe wearing your clothes, it’s only right that the New York Times does a story on what you are capable of:

Sean Combs, the hip-hop mogul known as Diddy, steered the creation of the Capital Prep Harlem school, scheduled to open in fall 2016, he said on Monday.

Diddy is doing it big enough to open the doors for the less privileged.
Diddy is doing it big enough to open the doors for the less privileged.

In a statement, Mr. Combs, who was born in Harlem, said creating the school was “a dream come true for me.”

The charter school was approved by the Board of Regents in 2014, but Mr. Combs’s involvement had not been previously publicized. The school will replicate the model of Capital Preparatory Magnet, a year-round school in Hartford that says it has high graduation and college acceptance rates.

Also for those that watch the TV show “the real”, Tamar Braxton is leaving the show. According to the daily post:

Tamar Braxton is no longer part of “the real”. The singer and television personality has exited the syndicated talk show after serving as a co-host for two seasons, according to a joint statement from Braxton and show’s producers yesterday. The statement says that the decision was mutual and that Braxton intends to focus on her solo career. Braxton was part of a five-person group on the show, including Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry- Housley. “The Real” has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmy Awards and has already been renewed for two more seasons. 

The founder of the Hartford school, Steve Perry, said in an interview on Monday that it was unclear what role Mr. Combs would play in the new school. Beginning in 2011, Mr. Combs recruited Mr. Perry to bring his educational model to Harlem, provided office space and quietly rallied support in the community, Mr. Perry said.

Tamar Braxton is leaving "the real".
Tamar Braxton is leaving “the real”.

“It’s important to note it was he who inspired our team to come in and expand into New York,” Mr. Perry said. “It starts there, and the rest of the role will develop over time.”

The school is set to open for the 2016-17 school year, with 160 students in sixth and seventh grades. School officials said it would expand one grade per year, eventually enrolling 700 students in grades six through 12. It is currently accepting applications for students and staff members.

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Mr. Perry said that he initially resisted Mr. Combs’s suggestion of opening another school — suggesting an after-school program or a scholarship instead — but that Mr. Combs was adamant.

“I think that there’s a lot to be found in the fact that you have someone such as Combs, who is highly visible within our community, who has decided that his major push is going to be with our model and in education,” Mr. Perry said.

Last year, Mr. Combs was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon — a kettlebell — after an altercation at the Acosta Athletic Training Complex of University of California, Los Angeles, where his son is a member of the football team. No one was seriously injured, and the charge was later dropped.

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