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The Coolest Black Kid in America, No. 8: Maya Penn

While 14-year-old Maya Penn may not be an official millennial, she’s already adopted the entrepreneurial mindset that sets… Read More

The Coolest Black Kid in America, No. 6: DJ Fulano

The Coolest Black Kid in America, No. 6: DJ Fulano

When wellness specialist Latham Thomas’s 11-year-old son DJ Fulano Librizzi was a 5-year-old DJ in training, he made an announcement… Read More

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The Coolest Black Kid in America, No. 5: Rodney James-Spann [VIDEO]

Fifteen year-old Rodney James-Spann gives credit to his mother for his cool. “My mom is basically dedicating herself to my… Read More

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The Coolest Black Kid in America,<br />
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Seventeen-year-old Chayim (pronounced kime) Usher runs his own multimedia production company called Living Hebrew. With professional… Read More

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A GOOD PERSON, A GREAT DAD [VIDEO]

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Stories of absent fathers have become commonplace in the narrative of the Black community.  While there’s a tendency to… Read More

When Your Child Is Turned Against You [VIDEO]

When Your Child Is Turned Against You [VIDEO]

Stories of absent fathers have become commonplace in the narrative of the Black community.  While there’s a tendency to… Read More

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[VIDEO] A Special Moment

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