Today In History
‘Lauryn Hill, hip-hop and R&B diva, won five Grammy Awards-the most ever by a woman-on this date February 24, 1999. Hill, whose debut solo album was entitled “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” received ten awards nominations.’
(photo: Lauryn Hill)
- CARTER Magazine
The message was simple: These are just children, feared not for what they’ve done, but for what people are afraid they might do.
As a reminder of the potential within all young people, and of what they can accomplish when simply allowed to flourish, we’ve collected a sampling of black youth from around the globe who are making the world a better and brighter place. Most of these are drawn from The Root’s “Young Futurists 2014” and Forbes’ “30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa 2014.” May they serve not to divide youth into “good” and “bad” categories, but to celebrate what’s possible when they are merely allowed to live.