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This 10-year-old Invented a Device to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

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This 10-year-old Invented a Device to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

It happens every summer, and it’s tragic. In fact, 39 children die every year from being left in a car–either accidentally or on purpose–and it’s always heartbreaking. But one 10-year-old #BrownBoyGenius is looking to change things. (more…)

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Here’s Why We Need to Support Boys With Natural Hair: 7th Grader Told to Cut Locs or Face School Discipline

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Here’s Why We Need to Support Boys With Natural Hair: 7th Grader Told to Cut Locs or Face School Discipline

By all accounts, Isaiah Freeman is an exceptional student. The 13-year-old attends a private school in Virginia, gets good grades, plays sports, and wants to be a geologist when he grows up. So when Isaiah’s principal told the teen he had to cut his locs or get a referral to the office every single day, his parents were perplexed.

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This 12-year-old Turns Scraps Into Robotic Toys

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This 12-year-old Turns Scraps Into Robotic Toys

Like so many other kids, Jasuel Rivera loves to play with gadgets. Unfortunately, Jasuel’s grandmother isn’t unable to buy him any of the latest toys, so the 12-year-old took matters into his own hands and made his own.

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In Praise of Jaden Smith & Young Men Who Refuse to Get Trapped in ‘the Man Box’

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In Praise of Jaden Smith & Young Men Who Refuse to Get Trapped in ‘the Man Box’

Jaden Smith doesn’t care about fashion rules. After all, the 17-year-old wore a white Batman costume to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s elaborate wedding, and he’s been spotted around town in a dress on more than one occasion. Now, Jaden’s the face of Louis Vuitton’s Spring ’16 womenswear line.

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How Cute! This 3-year-old DJ Just Won South Africa’s Got Talent

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How Cute! This 3-year-old DJ Just Won South Africa’s Got Talent

DJ Arch Junior is super cute and he’s also super talented. The three-year-old just took home the top prize on South Africa’s Got Talent, but it’s not because of his chubby cheeks.

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Looking for Books With Black Characters For Your Son? This Book Club Has You Covered

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Looking for Books With Black Characters For Your Son? This Book Club Has You Covered

Around these parts we’re always on the look out for more books with characters of color. While Le Kid and I visit our local Barnes & Noble often to see what’s new, sometimes it’s difficult to find books with Black characters amid the overflowing shelves. We’ve created our own list of 35 books for boys, but we always want more things to read.

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Let’s Talk About Boys & Natural Hair (And No, Not Just Haircuts)

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Let’s Talk About Boys & Natural Hair (And No, Not Just Haircuts)

I received a question on the BrownBoyGenius Facebook page from a mom in Germany asking about resources for boys with kinky/curly hair. While books, YouTube vids, and blog advice abounds for women and girls with natural hair, resources for boys are extremely hard to find.

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Stand With Ahmed By Encouraging Your BrownBoyGenius to Love Science

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Stand With Ahmed By Encouraging Your BrownBoyGenius to Love Science

By now you’ve probably heard about Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Texas teen who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school to show his engineering teacher. Unfortunately for the inquisitive teen, one of his teachers overreacted (probably because he’s brown and his name is Ahmed) and handed his invention over to the police because she said it looked like a bomb.

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You HAVE To See This Trailer For ‘Raising Dion,’ a Comic Book About a Single Mom Raising a Superhero

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You HAVE To See This Trailer For ‘Raising Dion,’ a Comic Book About a Single Mom Raising a Superhero

Single moms often get a bad rap, but not in Raising Dion, a new comic book by writer Dennis Liu and artist Jason Piperberg. In the book, the spotlight is firmly on Dion’s mom, Nicole, who’s doing her best to give her seven-year-old son a normal childhood despite his super powers.

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3 Back to School Lunch Options That Don’t Include Sandwiches

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3 Back to School Lunch Options That Don’t Include Sandwiches

Last night, Le Kid and I spent a ridiculous amount of time walking the aisles in Target while he tried to figure out what he wanted to go in his lunch. Like many kids, he picked up boxes and boxes of sugary, empty-calorie snacks that had little nutritional value. Though we were both tired (and cranky), I held firm and vetoed each one (which made him even more cranky).

Figuring out what to pack in your kiddos lunch shouldn’t be this hard, I thought to myself, but there was one big ol’ problem holding us back: he did not want a sandwich.

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