18 Black Child Prodigies Mainstream Media Doesn’t Talk About

 

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Andrew Koonce

Andrew Koonce, 15,  is a talented African-American violinist from Atlanta. His list of awards and titles are impressive. As an eighth grader, he ranked first place at the Heritage Music Festival in Florida, winning the Maestro Award for best solo.

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Rochelle Ballantyne

At 17, Rochelle Ballantyne is one of the top chess players in the world. This Brooklyn, N.Y., native  is a high school senior now, but her name is still at the top of Intermediate School 318’s list of best players. She is on the verge of becoming the first black American female to earn the title of chess master.

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Stephen R. Stafford II

While most of his peers slog through seventh grade, Stephen Stafford, 13, earns credits toward his pre-med, computer science and mathematics degrees at Morehouse College in Atlanta. The wide-smiling, fast-talking, classical piano-playing Lithonia, Ga., resident has been labeled a “prodigy” (a term he doesn’t really like).

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Comments

  1. Rita Powell says:

    I think this is a great article and that the parents of these children should be congratulated on seeing the specialness in their children and nurturing that. I just know there are so many more children out there who have something very special but whose parents are just passing what they do off as cute instead of finding out whether or not they may have a Genius on there hands.

  2. The powers that be in this society as well as other countries, have no desire to depict melinated people such as these in a positive light. Keep in mind they have placed a great deal of thought and money into devising the plans that have resulted in motivating melinated youth in a manner and fashion that results in them not investing in themselves. Quite naturally they do not wish to bring attention or celebrate these young queens and kings for the awesome extraordinary shining souls that they are.

    The powers that be has invested a tremendous amount of thought and financial resources to create a generation of melinated youth into an undisciplined, directionless massive source of human driftwood, Whose purpose is to serve as a endless financial resource for the private prison industry.. For this reason they will avoid shining the light of attention on these brilliant young king and kings They utilized the power and influence of their media resources at every opportunity to display us to the world as incorrigible dysfunctional criminals..

    Thank you for this awesome post .

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