Author Archives: Karelle McKay

Oakland Father Helps 7-Year Old Son Publish His First Children’s Book

A father and son in Oakland, California, are helping young Black boys learn how to read one word at a time! When Omar Bala noticed that his son, Khalil Bala, had a passion for creating cartoon characters at the early age of four, he decided to help the young boy turn his work into a published children’s book. The father-son-duo

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All-Girls High School In Brooklyn Sends First Graduating Class To College

The first graduating class from an all-girl high school in Brooklyn is now college-bound! Located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA) celebrated their graduating class with a 100 percent college acceptance rate. The staff hosted a “college showers” for the high school seniors and gave out swag bags that included college gear, dorm supplies, duffel bags and

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12-Year-Old Abhimanyu Mishra Becomes The Youngest Chess Grandmaster In History

Abhimanyu Mishra, 12, has become the youngest grandmaster in chess history! The New Jersey resident broke Sergey Karjakin’s record of 12 years with a third norm in Budapest, Hungary. Karjakin became the world champion in 2016 after beating Magnus Carlsen and earned the title of grandmaster at 12 years and seven months. In order to become a chess grandmaster, a

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Meet Adhara Pérez: The 9-Year-Old Girl That’s Studying Two Degrees To Become An Astronaut

Child genius Adhara Pérez dreams of becoming an astronaut and exploring the depths of space! The Mexico City native has a higher IQ than theoretical physicist Albert Einstein and is currently studying for two degrees to make her dream come true.  Pérez is studying virtually at two university degree programs, Systems Engineering at CNCI and Industrial Engineering in Mathematics at

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‘Friends’ Reunion Special Finally Has An Official Release Date

The wait is finally over! HBO Max released an official release date for the highly anticipated Friends reunion special. The televised event will include Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. The former cast members will reunite on the original soundstage at Warner Bros and relive the memorable moments from the beloved NBC sitcom

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First Grader Asks ‘Old Navy’ Retail Company To Make Girls’ Jeans With Real Pockets In Handwritten Letter

One first-grader from Arkansas, US was in great need of a pair of jeans with pockets that could keep her hands warm. 7-year-old Kamryn Gardner decided to write a letter to the clothing retailer Old Navy, asking the company to stop making girls’ jeans with fake pockets. “Dear Old Navy. I do not like that the front pockets of the

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