While most teens are consumed with navigating puberty, Ifetayo Ali-Landing is busy being a cello master. A student at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute in Chicago, IL, Ali-Landing recently took home the coveted 1st place prize in the 2017 Annual Sphinx Competition. Along with a $10,000 cash prize, the young prodigy will also have an opportunity to feature as a

  Hampton University is welcoming a living legend for their 147th Commencement this May. The historically Black university announced that Katherine G. Johnson, the physicist and mathematician who worked forNASA and was an inspiration behind “Hidden Figures,” would join them as their commencement speaker this year. As an African-American woman, job options were limited —but she was eventually

Hampton University is welcoming a living legend for their 147th Commencement this May. The historically Black university announced that Katherine G. Johnson, the physicist and mathematician who worked forNASA and was an inspiration behind “Hidden Figures,” would join them as their commencement speaker this year. As an African-American woman, job options were limited —but she was eventually hired

A Chicago high school student was accepted into each of the 24 colleges she applied to ― and 23 of those schools are historically black colleges and universities. Ariyana Davis, 18, applied to so many schools via the Common Black College Application, according to ABC News. It allows students to apply to up to 50 of the

When discussing black women’s history, activists like Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks are often quick to come to mind for many. Yet while their resilience and advocacy is noteworthy, they’re certainly not the only famous black activists we should know. Now, a recently digitized collection of rare photos at the Library of Congress shows similarly socially active

Nancy, who’s graduating from John Hopkins and will go on to work in their neurosurgery department, hails from Ghana. She was raised in the West African country until the age of 15, and has been in Maryland for the past 11 years. “I am very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical

Lara and Mara Bawar are not your average supermodels, but their striking appearance is sending shockwaves through the fashion industry. The 11-year-old twins from São Paulo, Brazil, have albinism, a condition that causes a lack of skin and hair pigment, and they embrace it to the fullest. In 2016, the Bawar twins’ unique pale features

  A Brazilian teacher has come up with a unique way to help a schoolgirl who was being bullied because of her hair. Ana Barbara Ferreira, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, said her student was “sad” after being ridiculed by a boy, who had said her hair was “ugly”. “At that moment, the only thing I

HBO recently announced the official launch of “The HeLa Project,” a culturally-grounded, multi-media exhibition inspired by the highly-anticipated HBO film, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,”starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne, which will premiere on April 22. Directed by George C. Wolfe, the film is based on Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller of the same name. The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were