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#1 Feb 13, 2013
I realize that topix is primarily a marketplace for negativity, but I thought it would be a nice change of place to accentuate the positive, celebrating some of our young people. Though this generation have been pejoratively labeled the "LOST GENERATION" there is a hidden trove of talented kids who only need to be identified, nurtured and placed on their path. Feel free to add others.

First of up is 7 year old Zora Bell, the youngest mobile app developer who disassembled and reassembled her program in front of dubious officials who thought that someone else had helped her do it...Great upside for this young sister.

http://game-insider.com/2013/01/19/first-grad...

Next up is my man Leonard Cooper with the back in the day fro who won the Jeopardy team tournament demonstrating intelligence, personality and humor. The young brother has a bright future ahead of him.
http://www.jeopardy.com/news/jeop-teenchampio...

It is incumbent upon us to highlight these individual as viable parts of creating a new dispensation of AA achievers since the main stream media will always overlook them, leaving them to linger in obscurity. Most of us have never heard of the young Math wiz Jonathan Farley, who at age 20 graduated summa cum laude from Harvard with the second-highest grade point average. Later, on full scholarship at Oxford University, Farley out-competed his peers to win the Senior Mathematical Prize and the Johnson Prize for research, and was awarded a doctorate in 1995. Still to this day, there is little to no information about him available when searching.

There is nothing wrong with Music and sports but our gifts extend far beyond them!

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#2 Feb 13, 2013
Cogito2 wrote:
I realize that topix is primarily a marketplace for negativity, but I thought it would be a nice change of place to accentuate the positive, celebrating some of our young people. Though this generation have been pejoratively labeled the "LOST GENERATION" there is a hidden trove of talented kids who only need to be identified, nurtured and placed on their path. Feel free to add others.
First of up is 7 year old Zora Bell, the youngest mobile app developer who disassembled and reassembled her program in front of dubious officials who thought that someone else had helped her do it...Great upside for this young sister.
http://game-insider.com/2013/01/19/first-grad...
Next up is my man Leonard Cooper with the back in the day fro who won the Jeopardy team tournament demonstrating intelligence, personality and humor. The young brother has a bright future ahead of him.
http://www.jeopardy.com/news/jeop-teenchampio...
It is incumbent upon us to highlight these individual as viable parts of creating a new dispensation of AA achievers since the main stream media will always overlook them, leaving them to linger in obscurity. Most of us have never heard of the young Math wiz Jonathan Farley, who at age 20 graduated summa cum laude from Harvard with the second-highest grade point average. Later, on full scholarship at Oxford University, Farley out-competed his peers to win the Senior Mathematical Prize and the Johnson Prize for research, and was awarded a doctorate in 1995. Still to this day, there is little to no information about him available when searching.
There is nothing wrong with Music and sports but our gifts extend far beyond them!
I am mad I missed that episode of Jeopardy. The kid was in 3rd place, and with the whole Dorner thing and State of the Union taking over the airwaves, I don't even think I had the opportunity to watch it. That is a comeback for the ages.

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#3 Feb 13, 2013
That seven yr old is amazing.
Blk kids are natural geniuses from birth.

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#4 Feb 13, 2013
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I am mad I missed that episode of Jeopardy. The kid was in 3rd place, and with the whole Dorner thing and State of the Union taking over the airwaves, I don't even think I had the opportunity to watch it. That is a comeback for the ages.
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Yeah, his comeback was a thing of beauty. He got on a roll and kicked butt. He reaced 18k in points and bet 18k on his double jeopardy and got the question right. I loved his boldness and unapologetic style, answering the questions with his arms folded in front of him in a very relax fashion. His eclectic breadth of knowledge suggest he has a bright future ahead of him...I'm pulling for him!

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#5 Feb 13, 2013
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That seven yr old is amazing.
Blk kids are natural geniuses from birth.
Yeah, lil mama is amazing. I was watching a report about her with their talking about the judges at the show questioning whether or not she actually programmed the app and she offered to show them from top to bottom. First grade...amazing. I see her with a successful technology company before she finishes high school. Bad little sister and there are many more out there waiting to be given a helping hand!

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#6 Feb 13, 2013
What's interesting is that blacks who are the driving force behind most of the POPULAR music around the world today clearly possesses copious quantities of creativity. Because the same imagination and spatial intelligence that is necessary for music is also imperative for other innovations; we simply have to expose these individuals and facilitate their development. Add to this a working knowledge of business so that can commercialize and retain equity control over their creations and the possibilities are infinite.

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#7 Feb 13, 2013
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What's interesting is that blacks who are the driving force behind most of the POPULAR music around the world today clearly possesses copious quantities of creativity. Because the same imagination and spatial intelligence that is necessary for music is also imperative for other innovations; we simply have to expose these individuals and facilitate their development. Add to this a working knowledge of business so that can commercialize and retain equity control over their creations and the possibilities are infinite.
They aired the Jeopardy episode this evening so I was able to see it. Absolutely masterful, especially at the end when he knew with 40k that he had already won, and didn't have to bet anything in Final Jeopardy.

On your other point, I think that the reason Blacks in America excel in music and sports is because it is truly meritorious. Meaning, if you can't play the game, instrument or sing, you won't make it. Whereas, in other areas, you have so much old boy network and glass ceilings, that creative growth is stifled. Of course people like the late Reginald Lewis and A.G. Gaston, made wealth in industries other than entertainment, it is a rarity.

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#8 Feb 13, 2013
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creating a new dispensation of AA achievers... Most of us have never heard of the young Math wiz Jonathan Farley,
One thing, Mr. Farley isn't an AA.

"His father, a native of Guyana; his mother, who is Jamaican,"
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/farley_...

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#9 Feb 13, 2013
Nice thread Cogito2!

Here are a few more young AAs,
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TROMCNKQMOB55...

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#10 Feb 13, 2013
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They aired the Jeopardy episode this evening so I was able to see it. Absolutely masterful, especially at the end when he knew with 40k that he had already won, and didn't have to bet anything in Final Jeopardy.
On your other point, I think that the reason Blacks in America excel in music and sports is because it is truly meritorious. Meaning, if you can't play the game, instrument or sing, you won't make it. Whereas, in other areas, you have so much old boy network and glass ceilings, that creative growth is stifled. Of course people like the late Reginald Lewis and A.G. Gaston, made wealth in industries other than entertainment, it is a rarity.
Certainty, history is replete with evidence of when and where there is a level playing field, we excel; so I do get your point. I have always hated the fact that historically others have systematically conspire against us, denying us access to education and capital, but attribute our lack of progress to our "supposedly" innate intellectual inferiority.

Historically, sports and music were the only area where whites relaxed their obstructionist efforts because we were exceptional at both and because they stood to profit from economically exploiting black athletes and musicians. Two and three generations of Jews and WASP have feed and educated their children from profits taken and exploited from black creativity.(Music publishing etc.)

But we are complicit in our own conditions today because we have yet to redesign our culture by nurturing, developing and celebrating academic achievement. We have yet to construct a tradition that inspires and celebrate the achievements of our young beyond the myopia of sports and entertainment, so we continue to run on the hamster wheel in turns if being economically viable and self sustaining.

If we as a group, provided the support and the capital to succeeding generations, there is no reasons we couldn't build financial institution (investment banks etc.), technology, R&D etc., that would service our group needs and entitle us to a seat at the table, demanding respect, instead of asking or begging for it. Which is why I get excited when I see the youngsters morphing and evolving in that direction.

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#11 Feb 13, 2013
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One thing, Mr. Farley isn't an AA.
"His father, a native of Guyana; his mother, who is Jamaican,"
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/farley_...
Thanks, but I was aware of this fact, but I included him as a reference of what blacks in general are capable of; also since he lived and matriculated here in the states, I'm sure he wouldn't mind our referencing his achievements for inspirational and edifying purposes

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#12 Feb 13, 2013
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Nice thread Cogito2!
Here are a few more young AAs,
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TROMCNKQMOB55...
Thanks Triple A, you were a step ahead of me. Sorry I missed it....good stuff!

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#13 Feb 13, 2013
Thanks for the info.
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#14 Feb 13, 2013
wow.........these young knig-nogs r the future of our kneegroid world - the planet of the apes!.......

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#15 Feb 14, 2013
Great thread. Great information.

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#16 Feb 14, 2013
I know that what I'm about to mention is about a Black achiever who is not that young anymore, but I'll mention it anyway.

Will Smith is a very intelligent individual who has proven to be talented in the music and the movie industry. Not only that, he is very articulate when it comes to social and political issues.

His recent movies do show that he is very enticed with foreign movies coming from Europe and Asia. This inspired him to branch out his movie repertoire by adding some European influence to his movies, as seen on The Pursuit of Happiness.

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#18 Feb 14, 2013
Cogito2 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, lil mama is amazing. I was watching a report about her with their talking about the judges at the show questioning whether or not she actually programmed the app and she offered to show them from top to bottom. First grade...amazing. I see her with a successful technology company before she finishes high school. Bad little sister and there are many more out there waiting to be given a helping hand!
I feel you. There's so many kids out there with natural talent that just don't have the resources or nurturing environment.

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#19 Feb 14, 2013
AussiPino wrote:
I know that what I'm about to mention is about a Black achiever who is not that young anymore, but I'll mention it anyway.
Will Smith is a very intelligent individual who has proven to be talented in the music and the movie industry. Not only that, he is very articulate when it comes to social and political issues.
His recent movies do show that he is very enticed with foreign movies coming from Europe and Asia. This inspired him to branch out his movie repertoire by adding some European influence to his movies, as seen on The Pursuit of Happiness.
Will Smith clearly understands the power of marketing himself as an affable, agreeable product in an industry that requires direct interaction with his paying demographic. He maneuvers extremely well within the confines of his creative expression and meeting this professional requisite. He is someone worthy of emulation.

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