Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: Black excellence

‘How Would I Feel?’: 13-Year-Old Black Teen...

Chase Neyland-Square, a 13-year-old boy, could be obsessing over the latest shoes and clothes to add to his own wardrobe, but Chase,...

The Brain Squad: Team of Preteen Inventors...

As students across the country prepare to head back to school, a group of 10- and 11-year-old Nigerian inventors are working to ensure children...

‘Write Your Own Story’: Meet the Colorado...

A Colorado man who once mopped floors at a Denver middle school is now a top teacher after climbing the educational ladder to become...

Black School Resource Officer Earns Georgia Valor...

A Black school police officer stepped in and saved a student when an eighth-grader reportedly stabbed a teacher in the chest last...

‘Remember Your Why’: Life and Career Coach...

Ever since she was a little girl, Dr. Tana M. Session said she always knew she was destined for greatness, for something far better...

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi Celebrates ‘Natural...

South African beauty queen Zozibini Tunzi had the world singing her praises this week after becoming the first Miss SA pageant winner to be...

All-Black Varsity Golf Team Make History After...

The vgarsity boys golf team at Charles R. Drew Public Charter School in Georgia has plenty to celebrate these days after becoming the first Atlanta...

‘I Want It to be a Huge...

Like most 9-year-old girls, Zandra Cunningham loved feeling pretty, and lip balms were her kiddie cosmetic of choice. The balm boss has spent the...

Formerly Homeless Georgia Teen Beats the Odds...

Despite his family's struggles, a Georgia teen said he held his head high and persevered through the tough times. He's since graduated from high...

Black Beauty Entrepreneur Goes From Working at...

The founder of a Black beauty company struggled for about two years to find a job that paid more than $15 an...

Texas Neurosurgeon Makes History as the First...

The Baylor College of Medicine's neurosurgeon residency has been established as an accredited program since 1958, but it wasn't until 61 years...

Chicago Twins Graduate at the Top of...

A double dose of congratulations is in order for a set of identical twins who shared the honor of being crowned co-valedictorians of their...

80-Year-Old Houston Grandmother Achieves Lifelong Dream of...

A Houston grandmother is now hotter by one degree after achieving her lifelong dream of graduating college. Beatrice Lillie, 80, earned her associate’s degree in...

‘It’s a Great Thing’: Arkansas Teens Make...

A pair of Arkansas teens are graduating at the top of their class and making history in the process. Junction City High School seniors Alexis...

History In the Making: Groundbreaking 32 Black...

It's been two years since Simone Askew became the first Black woman to serve as First Captain of the corp of cadets at the...

A Family Affair: Michigan Father Graduates with...

Congratulations are in order for a Michigan family who has achieved what many have hailed as a trifecta of familial academia. Pat McGill has three...

‘I’ve Seen How Hard He Works:’ Ghanaian...

A Houston-area teen and his family have a lot to celebrate these days after the 17-year-old was granted acceptance to 15 colleges, including all...

Black Excellence: Twin Brothers Push Each Other...

Congratulations are in order for a set of identical twins who ranked at the top of their class this year, earning the coveted honors...

After Graduating High School at 13, This...

A gifted 16-year-old Texan is going from home-schooled to law school. Meet Haley Taylor Schlitz, the Fort Worth teen who graduated high school at just 13...

‘We Go for As’ Georgia Triplets Graduate...

Triplets of Henry County, Georgia graduated from Ola High School as summa cum laude with each of them earning a 4.0 GPA. Kendall, Kolby and Sydney...

Student Awarded Four-Year MC Lyte Scholarship Becomes...

It's been exactly 100 years since the first Black woman graduated with a degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, but another student made history...