Teen Pianist With Four Fingers Defies The Odds

Teen pianist with four fingers defies the odds 17-year-old Darrius Simmons, overcoming a birth defect, developed his own technique to reach all the keys. His determination led him to Carnegie Hall.

How Black Panther’s Visual Effects Were Made

Daryl Sawchuk, Visual Effects Supervisor for Method Studios and Animation Supervisor for Black Panther, gives WIRED an exclusive look at breakdowns of the digital Black Panther and Kilmonger suits, and the final fight scene of Marvel’s mega-blockbuster. Black Panther is available on Blu-Ray and DVD May 15, 2018.

Is blockchain the answer that Africa needs?

Conversations about blockchain have grown louder and louder in recent months sending ripples across the continent.


Black Female Engineer Shows A Young Student How To Be A Boss

Dr. Reates Curry spends a day with a 17-year-old student, Marianna Campbell, to teach her all about bio-medical engineering at Ford.

Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain” Was More Woke Than We Realized

The singer breaks down the message many missed in the latest “I Went Viral.”

“I felt like an outsider in both cultures.”

Linda Mobula grew up in both Tucson, Ariz. and the Congo. “When I go back to the Congo, it feels like I’m from a different country.”

Meet Latin America’s first black female vice president

For the first time in the country’s history, a black woman will be Costa Rica’s vice president. Here’s what you need to know about Epsy Campbell Barr.

How Chris Paul Says He Deals With Change

Chris Paul opens up about how change still makes him anxious even after the fame. Here’s how he deals with it.

🇺🇸 What progress has Black America made since MLK’s assassination?

This week the world has been honouring the memory of Martin Luther King Junior. King had a dream. It was to live in a society where people were judged by their character rather than the color of their skin. But that dream was shattered by an assassin’s bullet on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. The Civil Rights champion was just 39 years old. Five decades later, on the anniversary of his death, people across the US, and the world, paused, to remember what happened and what King stood for. How much progress have Black Americans made in the struggle to achieve racial and economic equality? Presenter: Dareen AbuGhaida Guests: Reverend Bernard Lafayette, a lifelong civil rights activist who was appointed by Martin Luther King to direct the Alabama voter registration project in 1962. Vincent Warren, the executive director of the Centre for Constitutional Rights. Tami Sawyer, a social justice activist and director of diversity and cultural competence at Teach For America.

Why Do We Continue to Embrace Pointless Stereotypes?

Many stereotypes in the black community are rooted in racism. Why are we still using them?

Could ACFTA free trade deal be a new dawn for Africa?

As African heads of state sign the first continent wide free trade deal, what will it mean for the people that live there? The BBC’s Nancy Kacungira explains.

What Tarana Burke Wants Us To Know About The #MeToo Movement

Activist Tarana Burke has some truths to express regarding #MeToo that will blow your mind.

What impact is Cape Town’s water crisis having on the poor?

An extreme drought could make South Africa’s Cape Town the first major city in the world to run out of water. The crisis has already hurt the city’s tourism and agriculture industries and once again highlighted the gap between rich and poor. About 30,000 seasonal farm workers have lost their jobs because of the drought, and more layoffs are likely if rain doesn’t come soon. A city-run campaign – known as “Day Zero” – that counted the days until the taps would be turned off had such a negative impact on tourism that officials were force to abandon it. It did, though, have a positive impact on conservation efforts. But many say that only the wealthy are truly able to conserve or find a solution without government help, which can have a negative impact on those most in need. “The social contract breaks down, if the rich find their own solution and leave the rest to fend for themselves,” Giulio Boccaletti, global managing director for water with the Nature Conservancy, told The Washington Post.

Passion 2 Business- From Overweight Kid to Badass Trainer

Big Will Robertson is a personal trainer and coach in Newport Beach, CA. Growing up in the South, he struggled with obesity. To turn his life around, he started exercising. And the rest is a story about how he turned his passion for working out into a business. Big Will established Wardance Training Center, a fitness center that offers individual training as well as small group sessions, in 2005. Connect with Wardance and Big Will at: https://www.wardancetraining.com https://www.instagram.com/wardancelife/

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