Black Children Not Intellectually Inferior: My Own Children's Success Offers Abundant Proof

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In 2004 a “High Achievers” article was done on some of my children.  Eleven years later, they still prove that Blacks can succeed. 

For example, on Saturday November 3rd, I saw Natasha tear up the Big Apps competitors, containing some of the city’'s brightest Application software developers, and walk away with a $5,000 initial first prize. 

She subsequently received the following message: “Congratulations! We are thrilled to inform you that your project has been selected as a BigApps 2015 Finalist. As a Finalist, you will pitch to the BigApps Selection Committee on December 2 and compete for $120,000 in prizes and post-competition support from our sponsors and Challenge partner.”

The article speaks of the high expectations we must have of our Black children and the modeling that parents must undertake.  As such, in 2013, for his green technology company, Phillip was a White House "Champion of Change Honoree," gaining me and other family members a visit inside the White House. 

He has since been to Africa and other parts of the world advising on green technology. In addition, his company was recently made eligible to compete for a USAID $600 million grant. 

My children'’s successes are in contrast to the failure of many Black children to gain access to New York City high schools for intellectually-gifted children, giving the impression such children are intellectually inferior. Indeed they are not; I outlined the reasons why they are significantly absent from gifted and talented schools and what can be done to help more of them get in. 

The information can be found my recent book and in my recently published article in the Journal of Negro Education. Natasha and Phillip are no slouches. Natasha has a Masters in School Leadership and Math Education, and she awaits her Masters in Computational Chemistry. 

Phillip has Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering, and Business administration. He also speaks and writes Japanese. They both graduated from New York City public schools.

More of our Black children can achieve similar success, but parents must demand the same and know what to do. The information can be found on my website:

Natasha needs support for her Big Apps contest please see GoFundme and also Bigappsnyc

Help as best you can. Be part of the solution. 

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