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#CalebReads100: This Ambitious 4 Year-Old Read 100 Books in One Day

What do you do when your 4 year-old son wakes up on a bright snowy Saturday morning and says, “Dad I want to read 100 books today?” In your head you’re thinking, “Man, that’s a lot of books” but to your confident and energetic 4 year-old you say, “Let’s do it!” When children dream big …

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The First Barbie to Wear a Hijab has made Her Debut

Mattel’s “Shero” collection has been celebrating women and diversity in major way over the last few years. First there was Ava DuVernay, then Gabrielle Douglas and now Ibtihaj Muhammad. In 2016 Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Olympic athlete to compete wearing a hijab. Her commitment to her culture and faith has been admired by many …

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Making History: Meet the Youngest Black Female Judge in Alabama’s History

When I say it was an honor to hear from Judge Briana Westry-Robinson, I truly mean it. Judge Westry- Robinson is very passionate about invoking change in her county and inspiring the youth. Why does Judge Westry-Robinson stand out in a crowd? Because at the age of 27 she is the youngest black female to …

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Brains & Beauty: This 10 Year-Old CEO Invented a Million Dollar Barrette

Most us at some point in our lives made the decision to become the CEO of a company, be it our own company or someone else’s. What age did you see yourself becoming the CEO, 40 or 50? How about 10 years old? Well 10 year old Gabrielle Goodwin solved a problem that bothered her …

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Brains & Beauty: Yara Shahidi Will Be Attending Harvard University

First we found out Yara Shahidi received four letters of recommendation from our former first lady, Michelle Obama. Then we found out Shahidi was accepted into every university she applied to. Now we know what school she decided to attend:   “The paradox of education is precisely this ― that as one begins to become …

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Colin Kaepernick Exhibit Coming Soon to the National Museum of African American History

Colin Kaepernick seems to have been blackballed in the NFL and although no one will openly say it, we know it’s due to his peaceful protest of the National Anthem. Although the NFL has not shown any appreciation for Kaepernick, the National Museum of African American History is. As the 50th Anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s …

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Almost a Doctor: Former NFL Player Just Graduated from Medical School

How often do you hear about a professional football player becoming a doctor? Has it ever happened? This will become a reality for Myron Rolle who will begin his neurosurgery residency program at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital next month. Rolle just graduated from Florida State University’s College of Medicine! He accomplished what many only of …

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First Black Nurse to Serve as the U.S. Surgeon General

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams is making history as the surgeon general for the United States. This makes her the first black nurse to serve as U.S. Surgeon General. Admiral Trent-Adams has an extensive resume. In 1987 she graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She then obtained her M.S. in …

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Mellody Hobson will be the First Black Woman to Chair Economic Club of Chicago

On July 1st forty-eight-year-old Mellody Hobson will assume Chairmanship of the prestigious Economic Club of Chicago. Hobson will be the second African-American and the first black woman to hold that position. Hobson is President of minority-owned investment firm Ariel Investments, which manages about $11.8 billion. In accordance with its tradition, Hobson was selected to be …

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Miami Gardens has Sworn in the City’s First Female Police Chief

History was made when Delma Noel-Pratt was inaugurated as the first female police chief of Miami Gardens. She had previously serve the Miami Police being a public service aide in 1989 before joining the Miami-Dade Police Department as a police officer in 1993. While working as a police officer with Miami-Dade, she rose to the …