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This 16-Year-Old Got a Perfect ACT Score

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Bonnie Bolden/The Monroe News-Star A teenage academic phenom from Monroe, Louisiana has made national headlines recently for an accomplishment many young black males his age never get the chance to achieve. According to the USA Today newspaper, Darius Washington (pictured), 16, just took the ACT college entrance exam and received […]

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Study: Black Kids Are Doing the Best Academically in This State

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Aecf.org A great academic trend is developing for black public school children in one of America’s southwestern states. According to a newly released research study conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, all of the Asian, white, Hispanic, and Native American public school children in the U.S. state of New […]

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Teacher Pulls Off Student’s Hijab To Play With Her “pretty hair”

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: WSMV News A teacher in Nashville, Tennessee has been suspended after a Snapchat video surfaced, which shows the teacher pulling of the hijab of a young female Muslim student. According to www.WSMV.com, the website of a local, NBC-affiliated news source in the Nashville area, a teacher at the New Vision Academy […]

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This Kids’ Book Was Inspired by Girl Bullied For Having Black Doll

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Toronto Star A black mother and daughter were recently profiled on a national Canadian news show called Metro Morning and discussed an unfortunate situation the daughter experienced at school 28 years ago. The daughter’s name is Lauren Reyes-Grange. The mother’s name is Cynthia Reyes. Lauren was only four years of age at […]

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Sixth-Graders Made a Rap Video About Education and it Went Viral

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: ABC News On this past Wednesday (November 1st), a group of brilliant, black middle-school children from Milwaukee, Wisconsin put themselves on the map by using their hip-hop skills positively to promote education. According to ABC News, some sixth-grade students at Milwaukee Excellence School had a rap video of theirs recorded by […]

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This 14 Year Old is Already a Seasoned Investor

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: YouTube screenshot A young man and his mother from the Chicago, Illinois area have proven that it is never too early for parents to teach their children about the importance of investing. Damon Williams (pictured), 14, has gone viral over his amazing story, which deals with rising above mediocrity and […]

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Is Paying Kids to Academically Succeed Actually Effective?

By Victor Trammell In a number of professionally conducted research studies, incentivization has been proven to work in adults when researchers are trying to get men and women to achieve a specified objective. In everyday life, rewards are designated to provide motivation for people to become stronger at their professions, grow more valuable with their talents, […]

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Study: School-to-Prison Pipeline is Expanding in MO; Black, Disabled Kids Suffer the Most

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Brett Levin | Flickr Creative Commons The Missouri division of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been keeping a close eye on the state’s public education system and how it deals with minority and disadvantaged children. In 2015, Missouri got a number one ranking in a very unflattering contest between […]

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NY Times Best-Selling Author Didn’t Read A Book Until 17 Years Of Age

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: CBS News This past Monday (October 23rd), the Washington Post published a story, which profiled a young man named Jason Reynolds (pictured). Reynolds, 33, is a New York Times best-selling author who has written nine books over the course of his literary career. He has also won his share of […]

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Minority Students Banned From Exhibit at NY Botanical Garden, Suit Alleges

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Getty Images The New York Botanical Garden is a nationally-renowned historical landmark of horticulture, which attracts over one million tourists annually. However, current allegations of racism are making the institute appear to be unwelcoming to minority students who come from area public school districts. According to the New York Post […]

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Meet The Wests: 12 & 9 Year Old Social Entrepreneurs Making An Impact

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: ChampionsOfChange.org Charity is an important value for a person to have on their own. However, establishing charity as an important family value that is put into practice regularly is even better. A beautiful and thriving black family in Rochester, New York is doing just that. Norm and Olivia West, as […]

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Mississippi School to Change Name From Jefferson Davis to President Obama

By Victor Trammell Photo credits:  Larry Downing/AFP/Getty Images A mostly black elementary magnet school in the Jackson, Mississippi public school district will be get getting a new name that is on the right side of history. According to the Clarion-Ledger, a daily newspaper that serves the city of Jackson, Davis Magnet IB’s name was changed […]

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