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#MikeBrown: A Year Later, #BlackLivesMatter is More Important Than Ever

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#MikeBrown: A Year Later, #BlackLivesMatter is More Important Than Ever

On August 9, 2014 Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed by former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. As his body lay in the street, heartbreak and anger and questions and dismay spread through the small St. Louis suburb and right out to the wider world. It hasn’t stopped yet.

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Help Your Child Beat the ‘Summer Slide’ With UMIGO’s FREE Interactive Math Activities

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Help Your Child Beat the ‘Summer Slide’ With UMIGO’s FREE Interactive Math Activities

I don’t know about your BrownBoyGenius, but Le Kid hates worksheets. Back when we were homeschooling, anytime I approached him with a math or English worksheet he would immediately rebel. After having to battle over worksheets almost daily, I decided I needed to figure out what actually worked for him. And like so many other kids, that meant digital content.

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This 12-Year-Old COLLEGE SOPHOMORE Says Studying Electromagnetism is ‘Pretty Simple’

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This 12-Year-Old COLLEGE SOPHOMORE Says Studying Electromagnetism is ‘Pretty Simple’

Let’s just put it out there. Carson Huey-You is a genius. The TWELVE-year-old is finishing his sophomore year at Texas Christian University, and so far, it’s been pretty easy.

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This Teen Built a Million-Dollar Tech Company, But For Him, It’s Not About the Money

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This Teen Built a Million-Dollar Tech Company, But For Him, It’s Not About the Money

 

I first heard of Jaylen Bledsoe back in 2013 when news quickly spread that the then 15-year-old built a $1.5 million tech company with more than 150 contractors. Back then, folks were sharing his story across social media and praising Jaylen for his huge accomplishment. I even got into the mix, writing an article about Jaylen for Clutch, and trying to interview him for JET. Unfortunately, he was so overwhelmed by media requests at the time he decided to step back from the spotlight. While people seemed obsessed with his impressive business revenues, the whole thing made Jaylen uncomfortable.

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No Easy Choices: Baltimore Mom Smacks Son to Keep Him From Protesting, But She Can’t Protect Him From Police

Posted by on 12:23 pm in Life, Parenting | 0 comments

No Easy Choices: Baltimore Mom Smacks Son to Keep Him From Protesting, But She Can’t Protect Him From Police

A Baltimore mom is being called a hero after she was seen on camera repeatedly hitting her teen son to prevent him from joining a group of youngsters who were hurling rocks at police. Toya Graham told CBS News that when she spotted her 16-year-old son, Michael, among the protesters she snapped.

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How Do You Encourage Your #BrownBoyGenius to Read?

Posted by on 12:51 pm in Books, Education, Life | 2 comments

How Do You Encourage Your #BrownBoyGenius to Read?

Let’s face it, some boys just don’t like to read. As a former English teacher and current writer, I dreamed of my son following my footsteps and falling in love with the written word, but when I told me he hated to read I felt like I failed as a parent.

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OMG: Maya Angelou & Jean-Michel Basquiat Wrote a Children’s Book!

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OMG: Maya Angelou & Jean-Michel Basquiat Wrote a Children’s Book!

Le Kid and I were wandering through the children’s section in Barnes & Noble​ when I spotted something that looked a lot like painter Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work. As I got closer, I noticed it was his work. But that wasn’t the best part.

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Another Day, Another Man Becomes a Hashtag: #BlackLivesMatter, But to Whom?

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Another Day, Another Man Becomes a Hashtag: #BlackLivesMatter, But to Whom?

Time magazine recently unveiled its latest cover, which declares Black Lives Matter. But as news of yet another killing of an unarmed Black man by police spreads across the nation, I’m wondering if our lives really matter, and if so, to whom?
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Clap For Him: This Teen Was Accepted to All 8 Ivy League Schools!

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Clap For Him: This Teen Was Accepted to All 8 Ivy League Schools!

Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth…many students dream of attending one of America’s elite schools, but Long Island, NY teen Harold Ekeh just pulled off the near impossible. Getting accepted to one of the nation’s most selective universities is difficult enough, but the Elmont High School senior won a spot at all eight Ivy League schools!

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These Brothers Are Authors, Entrepreneurs and Champions for Change

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These Brothers Are Authors, Entrepreneurs and Champions for Change

Jeremiah and Joshua West aren’t your typical young boys. At just 8 and 6 respectively, the West brothers started “Champions for Change,” an ambitious initiative aimed at teaching young people how to give, save, and spend their money wisely.

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