What does it mean to have Amandla Stenberg, a 17-year-old Black girl, come out as bisexual on Snapchat? Or continually speak up in Hollywood for blackness? For Stenberg it means she’s no longer trying to conform into categories that don’t fit her. For the rest of us, it means we might be able to do the same thing.
So this is wonderful news.
The two teens who disappeared after meeting up with a man they met on Facebook have been found.
Liana Andrews, 16, and Kacie Watson were discovered in San Antonio, Texas begging for money.
Homeless 19-year old James Ward will attend Howard University this fall after soliciting online donations to his college fund.
Ward has been homeless since the age of 14, moving from place to place with his siblings and mother. They’ve even lived in his mother’s car for long spells.
After launching a campaign online called “Homeless to Howard) just a few days ago, his story spread like wildfire.
On Monday, we told you about Anthony Stokes, a 15-year old denied a heart transplant because of his run-ins with law enforcement and low grades.
Well after a media backlash, the children’s Hospital in Atlanta that denied Stokes have reversed their decision.
Anthony Stokes will now be first in line for the procedure because of the severely weakened state of his heart.
18-year old Florida native Gabrielle Turnquest is the youngest person to ever pass the UK bar exam.
She graduated from Liberty University at just 16; the youngest ever at the Lynchburg, VA school.
She plans on heading back to the States to pass the American bar exam as well.
A Virginia rapper named Antwain Steward – nicknamed Twain Gotti – was arrested in connection to a double homicide after allegedly rapping about it.
Steward is accused of gunning down Brian Dean, 20, and Christopher Horton, 16, on May 10, 2007.
It took a whopping six years, but police caught up with Steward over lyrics they say refer to the murders.
I have watched the Don Lemon CNN “No Talking Points,” segment over and over again. I was looking for some truth in his five suggestions to young black men. Don Lemon said, we should pull up our pants, stop using the n-word, stop littering, finish school, and not have children out of wedlock.
I have by Don Lemon’s estimation done all the right things. I am a 24 year old black man. I don’t sag my pants. I went to Georgetown from the Cabrini-Green Housing projects and then on to get a Masters degree, and recently just finished teaching for two years in an under resourced community in Brooklyn. I don’t litter, and I don’t have any children. But I do feel alienated by Don Lemon’s comments. I feel alienated by his comments because they translate into a form of media violence, that Black men know all too well.
Four-year old Anala Beevers is literally a genius.
Hailing from New Orleans, Anala is so brilliant that she’s been invited to join MENSA, an international organization for people with IQs in the 98 percentile or higher.
Anala learned the English alphabet at 4 months old, and numbers in Spanish by 1 and a half.