Black autistic teenager accepted to 19 colleges

By AFRO Staff June 12, 2023 Autistic scholar Kymera Mitchell, 18, a recent high school graduate from Chicago, Ill., received acceptance letters from 19 colleges, including nine full-ride scholarship offers. Mitchell’s achievement is even more special given her diagnosis of autism at an early age. (Courtesy Photo/ Twitter screenshot) A Black Chicago high-schooler has been


The Ultimate Guide to Evaluating Your Financial Health

Photo: milkos via 123RF Financial health is an individual’s or household’s overall economic well-being. It is determined by evaluating income, expenses, debt, savings, and investments. It also includes assessing your ability to manage finances, plan for the future, cope with unexpected expenses, and achieve financial goals.   Assessing your financial health is vital for several reasons. It:


New children’s book teaches youth about Juneteenth

By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Lavaille Lavette, a New York Times best-selling author, said her greatest satisfaction is telling stories about people, places, things, and events that everyone should remember. “Jayylen’s Juneteenth Surprise,” her most recent work, is a gorgeously illustrated “Little Golden Book” about a little boy’s first Juneteenth celebration.


Maryland Chamber Foundation’s externship program fosters collaboration between local businesses and educators to better expose students to livable wage careers 

By Megan Sayles AFRO Business  This July, roughly 23 local public school educators are set to participate in the Maryland Chamber Foundation’s Teacher Externship Program.  The four-week program, running from July 10 to Aug. 4, pairs high school teachers and counselors with leading Maryland businesses for hands-on learning experiences in industries associated with classroom