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Bria graduated #1 in her class with an unweighted 4.0 GPA and was set to attend the Florida State University. Jathan graduated with an unweighted 3.8 GPA and was set to attend the University of Florida. Jathan decided that his heart was, ultimately, not in attending a PWI, so he applied to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and was accepted. Both Bria and Jathan attended the spring preview at Florida A&M University and fell in love with the HBCU. They both decided, in that instant, that they had to attend Florida A&M University, the nation’s largest HBCU.

Bria, who received a full scholar ship, will major in accounting with a concentration in finance, while Jathan, who received an academic scholarship, will study political science with a concentration in urban and economic development. Jathan also earned over $48,000 during his school’s scholarship night. Of his decision to attend an HBCU, Jathan states, “I allowed other people’s opinion to influence me to apply to PWIs, but I always knew where I would get the best training. I love my HBCU (FAMU).

In the work that I do as an HBCU advocate, I constantly come across anti-Black narratives that insist that HBCUs are not the proper place for high achieving Black students and that HBCUs do not give out scholarship money. There is a poisonous anti-Black notion that smart Black students are too good for HBCUs. It is so beautiful to see two brilliant Black students choose HBCUs as their academic home for their collegiate experience.

Note: Jathan was also accepted to Florida State University and the University of Central Florida.



a handful of carl van vechten’s gorgeous kodachrome portraits

  1. martha flowers, 1953
  2. diana sands, 1963
  3. alvin ailey, 1955
  4. joyce bryant, 1953
  5. leontyne price, 1953
  6. mahalia jackson, 1962
  7. james earl jones, 1961
  8. zora neale hurston, 1940
  9. harry belafonte, 1954
  10. james baldwin, 1954

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The Beginner’s Guide to Contemporary African Art

African art has certainly taken a turn for the better with a growing interest in the field, and an increasing number of art fairs, biennials, exhibitions, galleries and platforms which showcase African art. Here on AADAT we’ve been talking a lot about African art, African contemporary art, and art of the African diaspora. But have you wondered how art is even defined as African contemporary art? What does it mean? Well, don’t be shy to ask. You’re not alone. 

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REPOST FROM @revolutionary_mindset: “In today’s modern world where it seems that most teenagers don’t have the gumption to get up and do anything without being told or forced to do so. With this in mind, it’s refreshing to hear about youngsters who have that get up and go spirit and push themselves onto higher achievement.

One such teenager is Warren Cassell Jr., from the Caribbean Island of Montserrat, who has achieved great success in his business of investing, entrepreneurship, and graphic designing all before he even graduates from high school.

The 15-year-old budding entrepreneur first started his Island business at the tender age of eight. He supplied greeting cards to customers, the whole process of which, including the graphic designs, he did all by himself. The only help along the way for his business was a small capital outlay from his parents to get him started. He became successful and attained international customers.

After his success in the greeting card company, young Warren turned his hand to making investments in hedge funds, private equity, and real estate, all by the time he had reached the age of 13. His company, the Abella Group, now has around 50 to 60 clients worldwide for whom he designs and maintains websites.

Warren is now in the middle of shooting the first season of his own Web series titled, “Teen Tycoon,” in which he aims to show young natives of his Caribbean Island how to succeed in business and become the future tycoons of the world.

The successful young tycoon has also written two books, “The Farm of Wisdom: 25 Unforgettable Tales That Will Ignite a Wiser You” and “Swim or Drown: Business and Life Lessons I’ve Learned from the Ocean.”” (via #RepostWhiz @RepostWhiz app) by skwhere_biz

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