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Georgia Father and Son Graduate Together from Morehouse College
Two men named Dorian Joyner graduated on Sunday from Morehouse College in Georgia. They are a father and son who have supported each other as classmates and family.
Dorian Joyner Sr., 46, was a student at Atlanta’s Morehouse College in 1988 when he decided to take some time off from school to pursue a career opportunity in computers. Over the next 20 years, he worked as a senior analyst in data and finance for several major corporations, including a large law firm.
After growing more and more interested in law, he went back to school in 2006 to get an associate’s degree in paralegal studies to make sure he really loved law before investing time and money in law school.
In 2010, Joyner Sr. approached his son to tell him about his decision to go back to Morehouse.
”I just told him to repeat the question one more time and repeat the answer one more time because I thought I heard a different answer,” Dorian Joyner Jr., 23, told ABCNews.com with a laugh. ”I thought he was coming to visit friends. He was coming back as a student.”
The two were never in the same class, but shared some of the same teachers. Joyner Sr. chuckled as he recalled teachers doing a double-take when they saw that they had a Dorian Joyner in their class when they had previously taught one of a different age.
”When we saw each other, we’d greet each other, talk to each other and see how the other was doing in classes,” Joyner Jr. said. ”Sometimes, people would walk past us when we were talking and say, ’Wow, you two look just alike.’”
”The only thing he doesn’t do is say, ’Dad,’ on campus. He’ll call me Dorian,” Joyner Sr. said.
Joyner Sr. said that on campus, he fit in by dressing like the other guys and carrying his backpack. He said that most students kept their distance from ”the old guy” for the first few months of each semester until after the first group project, when he realized how he excelled in presentations from all of his work experience. Then, they flocked to be in his group.
Their roles were reversed, with Joyner Jr. keeping a watchful eye on his father at school.
”He acts like he’s my father on campus,” Joyner Sr. said. ”He’ll say, ’Did you get your class? Did you register?’ He makes sure to check up on everything.”
On Sunday, both donned caps and gowns to graduate with a mutual pride in each other.
”I’m definitely proud of him,” Joyner Jr. said. ”I’m proud of him as a man to go back and fulfill a degree. A lot of people his age have a family, have a career and really don’t have the time or finance to go back to school. The fact that he took the opportunity to find financing and time to go back to school while maintaining a social life and a family is very astounding. That’s hard to do.”
”It’s just going to be an exciting time all around,” Joyner Sr. said. ”It makes me proud. I watched him struggle through school and he’s my firstborn, so it really makes me proud.”
President Obama gave the commencement speech at Morehouse’s graduation ceremony.
The school is one of the country’s leading historical black colleges and universities. Alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson, among others.
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Then again….I can’t decide now. lol! The thriller one is crazy also.
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Lol the soccer one is hilarious
the man wore a dada outfit with timbs lol. and had on a few chainz so he was on his fly shit lol!!! lol!! niggas dont put on the chainz less they on they fly shit
u had me crying with the skate and soccer one lmao!!
my head is hurting from laughing so much this shit is soooo…funny
I need this laugh! lOL
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omg smh smh. I hope she is ok and he hugged the wrong girl after
wait did he kick the other girl in the head?
Man this is just to funny!!!
Lol that poor lady
lol no hops..i know chris brown mad at this one
Dropped the Hulk Hogan leg drop and it was a wrap
ol girl got the ike turner kick in the face during the flower bomb leg drop tho
Gerardo Parra’s home run leading off D-backs 1-0 win was first of its kind in 50 years
Home runs leading off baseball games aren’t all that rare an occurrence in Major League Baseball. However, the one hit by Gerardo Parra on Saturday night is rare for a couple different reasons that just so happened to come together on the same night.
1. It came on the very first pitch of the game from Tom Koehler.
Again, in and of itself, not all that unusual, but wait for part two.
2. It held up as the only run scored in the entire baseball game.
That means the Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins played a complete nine-inning game, and all of the offense came on the first of 236 pitches. According to Elias (via ESPN Stats), the last time a baseball game followed that exact script was all the back on Sept. 2, 1963.
The hitter that day? None other than Pete Rose, as the Cincinnati Reds knocked off the Mets 1-0 in Game 2 of a doubleheader.
That’s pretty remarkable when you think about it, but if you’re to believe Parra, that may have been the way hitting coach Don Baylor had it drawn up all afternoon.
Parra’s home run to right-center field came on the first pitch from Tom Koehler (0-2) on Saturday. It was Parra’s third career leadoff home run and it came on the advice of batting coach Don Baylor.
’'I talked to him before the game and he said, ’Just swing first pitch’ and he was right,’’ Parra said. ’'He’s got more experience than me.
Of course the game wasn’t without other close calls offensively. In fact, the closest one came in the bottom half of the first inning when Chris Coghlan singled to right field and Derek Dietrich attempted to score from second. Gerardo Parra took care of that problem, too, recording his sixth assist of the season to end Miami’s one and only true threat to break the shutout.
’'The throw there, we’ve seen it a lot,’’ manager Kirk Gibson said. ’'It’s unreal how good he is and how accurate and strong his arm is. It was a big play for us.’’
For the record, the winning pitching back in 1963 was Jim Maloney. He went the distance to notch his 20th victory of the season.
On Saturday, the winning pitcher was Brandon McCarthy, which is also a noteworthy story. He needed only 100 pitches to complete the three-hit shutout — third of his career — and earn his first victory since suffering a skull fracture on the mound last September.
By Mark Townsend
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Classic Song for the day: Steve Arrington – Nobody Can Be You
Justin Bieber Booed at Billboard Music Awards, Says He “Should Be Taken Seriously”
Apparently tens of millions of Beliebers are not enough to make pop star Justin Bieber feel like he’s a serious artist. At the 2013 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, Bieber took the stage to accept his fan-voted Milestone Award award and was met with boos from the audience.
After a long pause, Bieber felt the need to defend himself, saying, ”I’m 19 years old. I think I’m doing a pretty good job.”
He continued, ”Basically from my heart I really just want to say it really should be about the music. It should be about the craft that I’m making. This is not a gimmick, and I’m an artist, and I should be taken seriously.”
Even host Tracy Morgan came to Bieber’s defense, saying after the speech, ”Don’t be booin’ nobody, this ain’t ’Showtime at the Apollo.’”…
By Tiffany Lee
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