Oakland Student Beats the Odds With a 5.0 GPA & 1200 SAT SCORE

  By Dawn Boykin Akintunde Ahmad’s future could have turned out like any other young black male growing up in the East Oakland streets, but it is amazingly quite different. There is much to be celebrated for this 17-year old Oakland Tech High student who has been accepted to numerous top tier schools including; Yale, Brown, Columbia, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, Howard, Chapman, Cal Poly and Cal State East Bay. Akintude has a 5.0 GPA and a 2100 (out of 2400) on the SAT. He keeps a screen shot of his grades on his phone for proof. While there has been temptation … Continue reading Oakland Student Beats the Odds With a 5.0 GPA & 1200 SAT SCORE

Zimbabwe President Opens a “Blacks Only” Stock Exchange?

Stockbrokers work on the floor of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) in Harare Photo: Reuters Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is probably one of the most controversial leaders in the world.  He is determined to make everything black-owned, even if by force.  Is this fair to those who are having their assets taken?  Some say “no,” but others point to years of colonialism, where whites were the ones going to Africa and taking things for themselves.  His new economic plans are considered to be harmful to the country, but he was elected by a landslide.  Is he any more or any less … Continue reading Zimbabwe President Opens a “Blacks Only” Stock Exchange?

4 Things Young Black Women Should Remember When Dating

By: Madam Prezident 70% of African American women are unmarried. Although that’s a large amount of unmarried black folk—it’s a harsh reality. Being an African American woman currently on the dating scene, I noticed a few mistakes that we as women make when meeting someone new. These mistakes are the top 4 things that keep us single. 1)    Clingy Stop being clingy—if you are the clingy type, then stop. It’s not a bad thing to desire the presence of someone you like, but when you are forcing your connection oppose to allowing it to take it’s natural course, you are … Continue reading 4 Things Young Black Women Should Remember When Dating