16-year-old’s reaction to his acceptance into Harvard is priceless! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 Ayrton Little (16) and his older brother Alex were accepted into Ivy League schools; Harvard and Stanford respectively. The support is amazing! #BlackExcellence#Harvard#Stanford (🎥 @the.little.man)
The clapback heard across the country! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 (🎥 via @the.root )
UK boy, Ramarni Wilfred, scored higher than intellectual greats on IQ test at 11-years-old. He is now apart of the largest high IQ society in the world, Mensa International. #BlackExcellence
#BlackLove is beautiful! ✊🏾❤️ "My parents are from the same town in Louisiana. Born August 1st (Dad) and August 31st (Mom). Met when they were 15 and got married when they were 20. They’re both 56 now.
I learned love from up close, from the floor seats. I've seen them proud. When they built/bought a house. When their two children graduated one day apart. One year later, I saw them hold hands while burying one of their children. I've seen them be both new beginning and aftermath. Yin & Yang looks different when both sides are bleeding. Ain't no soundtrack for that. I've seen the music stop in the middle of their victory lap. I've seen them run anyway. They're still running. Together. Still holding the flag, with hollow chests and tired legs. I've seen love BE a reason when it couldn't find one.
I say all this to say — I am a product of them...two parents who know that love is an action (and thus a decision). Don't give me credit for wisdom. If anything, all I did was listen..all I did was pay attention, and even that, I learned from them." - @austin_invests (Via @becauseofthem)
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After his unconvential episode pitching the Shark Tank, Moziah Bridges received more than just financial capital. Instead of winning his pitch request, Black entrepreneur Daymond John took Bridges under his wing as a mentor. Since then his bows have been selling in stores like Cole Haan and Neiman Marcus. Mo's Bows has also received a NBA licensing deal. #BlackBoyJoy#BlackExcellence (📸 via @mosbowsmemphis )
Congratulations to Marc Lamont Hill, of CNN, who opened a bookstore and cafe in Philadelphia as a tribute to his uncle and the #BlackOwned bookstores that inspired his love of learning and discussion as a boy! Make sure you check the OBWSapp for more Black-owned bookstores and cafes near you. (📸 via @phillydotcom )
Movin on up! 📈 The New York Times reported that there is an upward trend of African Americans residing in suburban neighborhoods- nearly 40%. Here are the top 10 Blackest suburban neighborhoods in America:
Ladera Heights and View Park–Windsor Hills, California |
Olympia Fields, Illinois
Wheatley Heights, New York
Hillcrest, New York
Fort Washington, Maryland
Friendly, Maryland (📸 via @blackishabc )