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10 Black Child Geniuses You Need To Know About

10 Black Child Geniuses You Need To Know About

by Stephen BrownJuly 23, 2013

10 Black Child Geniuses You Need To Know About

 If you only watched the evening news or depended on gossip sites to paint a picture of young blacks, you probably would think that the majority of black youngsters were only ambitious about sports & music, or caught up in crime and debauchery.

However, the face of black success isn’t limited to fields occupied by Jay-Z, Beyonce and Lebron James. There are a multitude of young blacks who are achieving at a high level in science, math, classical music, chess, and other knowledge-based areas and preparing to change society.


Mabou Loiseau

At the tender age of 7, Mabou Loiseau speaks French, Creole, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and Russian. She also plays the harp,  violin, drums, guitar and piano. She also maintains a 4.0 GPA in honors high school classes.


Andrew Koonce
Andrew is a master violinist based out of Atlanta. He was named Concertmaster of the Georgia Music Association’s All-State Middle School Orchestra. The title goes to the most skilled musician in the section.


Autum Ashante
Raised by a single father, Autum was ridiculed by highly regarded conservatives at the age of 7 for writing a poem that highlighted the travesty of slavery. Autum never wavered and mastered languages such as Arabic, Swahili and Spanish. She scored 149 on the standard IQ test. At age 13, she was accepted into the University of Connecticut.


Imafidon family
The Imafidon family is known as the smartest family in the U.K. The youngest siblings, Peter and Paula, made history by becoming the youngest students to enroll at secondary school. Their older sister, Anne-Marie, was the youngest student to pass A-level computing at the age of 13.


Rochelle Ballantyne
At 16, Rochelle Ballantyne is one of the top chess players in the world. She is currently on the verge of becoming the first black American female to earn the title of chess master.


Ginger Howard
Ginger Howard is the youngest black American woman to become a pro golfer. Howard is competing to become the fifth black American woman to join the LPGA Tour.


Tony Hansberry II
At 14 while interning at a Shands Hospital in Jacksonville Fla, Tony created an ingenious sewing technique that helps  to reduce the risk of complications after a hysterectomy procedure. The year prior he was denied admission to his 8th grade science fair.


Chelsea Dock
Chelsea has been an accomplished pianist since the age of 5. Now 12, Chelsea has been featured  at Madison Square Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Steinway Hall. She’s also an artist and straight A Student.


Daquan Chisholm
Daquan created a walkie-talkie, bulletproof helmet at the age of 12. He’s currently working with Johns Hopkins University to gather funding to patent the idea. 


Stephen R. Stafford II
Stephen entered Morehouse College at the age of 11 and picked up three majors. Now 16, he is currently studying computer science and mathematics. He will likely graduate at 17. 


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About The Author
Stephen Brown
Stephen Brown @SteveBTech is a Technology Entrepreneur, & Int'l CES Judge. Along with being the founder of DigiLyfe, and Nubby.co, he is the founder of DigitalAfro.com, & StemStars.org an organization that teaches K-12 Students Science & Technology.

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