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Rich Kids Are Guaranteed More Success Than Hard Working Kids

By Victor Trammell and Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses Photo credits: Getty Images A professional research study by a prominent British sociologist at England’s Oxford University revealed that children born preeminently into wealthy families have the best chance at succeeding as adults. Dr. John H. Goldthorpe is the author of a 2016 study titled Social Class Mobility in […]

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Book About a 13-Year-Old Malawian Boy’s Story Gets Netflix Film Adaptation

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Elizabeth Zunon Some of the greatest stories ever told in cinematic form were derived from books based on the actual lives of some of the world’s most noteworthy people. One of these people is an ambitious, clever, and resourceful young African man named William Kamkwamba. Kamkwamba, 31, hails from the […]

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The Grio’s Natasha Alford Explores Black Homeschooling in “Check Please” Web Series

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: NatashaSAlford.com For the past two decades, parents in the U.S. have been exhibiting a growing trend by opting out of traditional education for their children and taking the duty of academic training into their own hands. Black American families represent a sizable portion of the growing parental population that is […]

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Watchdog Group’s Study: School-to-Prison Pipeline for Black Kids is Expanding

By Victor Trammell and Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses Photo credits: TheVoice.com The school-to-prison pipeline affecting black children is real and it is not just taking major shape in the United States. A British watchdog group that observes legal injustice called the HM Inspectorate of Prisons has released a new report, which is based on a study that […]

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Black Teenpreneur Signs Big Money Deal With Target Stores, Inc.

By Tysheena Jackson and Victor Trammell Photo credits: Zandra Beauty Zandra Cunningham is soon to become one of the leading faces in skincare. At 18, the young entrepreneur just sealed a prodigious deal with Target, one of the leading department store and retail corporations in the United States. The retail giant will be selling Zandra’s […]

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Teen Dance Student Suing After Teacher Told Her “Your Dark Skin Clashes With Costume Colors”

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Blue Valley Northwest High School A former dance student at a Kansas City area high school is suing her former school district due to blatant racial discrimination she experienced as a member of the Blue Valley Northwest Dazzlers. Camille Sturdivant (pictured) graduated from Blue Valley Northwest High School in May […]

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Shuri, Princess of Wakanda Doll is Now Available!

By Tysheena Jackson Photo credits: ShopDisney.com/Marvel Following the mass success and critical acclaim of Marvel’s Black Panther, last month Disney revealed its very own Shuri figure. Shuri, who has easily become a household name, is the younger sister of the film’s titular hero, T’Challa, making her Princess of Wakanda. Not only is she the creative […]

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“Black-ish” Actor is Youngest Ever Exec. Producer at 14

By Victor Trammell and Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses Photo credits: Paul Smith, Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock Marsai Martin (pictured), the girl who plays the adorable Diane Johnson on ABC’s Black-ish has made a milestone move as a teen in the entertainment business. According to Entertainment Tonight, Martin, 14, will become Hollywood’s youngest executive producer for her contributions to […]

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25-Year-Old Kenyan Man Invents Smart Gloves for Those Who Rely on Sign Language

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Business Insider A young man from the African nation of Kenya is the inventor of a revolutionary technological device, which assists people with hearing and speech impairments. Roy Allela (pictured right) is a mechanical engineer who has been honored by the most prominent American entity, which recognizes accomplishments made by […]

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Michelle Obama’s Memoir Chosen for Black Girls as a Class Textbook

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon After selling over a million copies and providing a wealth inspiration for women of color across the globe, Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming will be an official curriculum component for black school girls. This wonderful education breakthrough was engineered by Lauren C. Mims, a doctoral candidate in the Educational Psychology: […]

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Against All Odds: Boy With ADHD and His Mother Are Best-Selling Authors

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Curvy Girl Publications/Melanin Boy Books The young son of a “mompreneur” who is an established author and book publisher became a best-selling author in his own right while overcoming a major obstacle after being diagnosed with a learning disability. Jamarion Rainey (pictured left) was diagnosed with ADHD in 2014. According […]

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Library of Congress Accepts Book by This Brilliant 7-Year-Old

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Black Enterprise Magazine (courtesy photo) A book written by a black American boy born from Georgia has become part of the official research library of the United States. According to Black Enterprise Magazine, Nicholas Buamah (pictured) recently had a book he wrote added to the archives of the U.S. Library […]

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