18 Black Child Prodigies Mainstream Media Doesn’t Talk About


Daquan Chisholm

At 12, enrolled in a program for talented youth, Chisholm was assigned to create something to make the world better. He designed a walkie-talkie, bulletproof helmet. “That was the first thing that came to mind, making the police feel safer walking the streets,”  said the Baltimore native.


Andrea Pugh

At the age of 16, Pugh already had a minor planet named after her. It was the second-place prize she earned at the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, Calif.

“That’s a highlight for me,” says Pugh. Her project for the fair looked at ways to infuse nutrients into soil as a better method of preparing it for growing crops.


Joshua Hall

In 2009, Hall discovered the widespread horror of human trafficking and child slavery in Ghana through the service-based program, Journey for Change.

Since returning from the West African country, the Frederick Douglass Academy IV Secondary School student has spoken about modern-day slavery at high schools, universities and the United Nations. He is one of four recipients of a  Teen Nick 2010 Halo Award.


2 Replies to “18 Black Child Prodigies Mainstream Media Doesn’t Talk About”

  1. 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.

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