Author: Observer Staff

Florida Couple Adopts Seven Siblings Separated By Several Foster Homes

File this one under “the feel good news I definitely needed for today.

#BlackLove: Older Couple’s Engagement Photo Goes Viral

This story will melt your heart.

An Alabama couple’s engagement photo has gone viral, reminding folks across the country that finding love has no age limit.

According to WAFFCleveland “Murphy” Wilson and Lucinda Myers, of Huntsville, got engaged in May after a “whirlwind” romance. 

Three Of The ‘Central Park Five’ Graduate From High School

This Monday, nearly 60 people graduated from the Bronx Preparatory High School—including three from the “Central Park Five.”

Girl Bullied For Her Dark Skin Starts T-Shirt Line That Celebrates Her Melanin

10-year-old Kheris Rogers knows what its like to feel like an outsider.

The Los Angeles fifth grader had to transfer from her mostly white school to a more racially diverse one to avoid being bullied for her dark skin. But when she got to her new school, she was still taunted—and to her surprise, from other Black classmates.

Black Quadruplets Accepted To Harvard and Yale

A set of quadruplet brothers, who go to high school outside Cincinnati, have been accepted by Harvard and Yale, among other top schools. And because the Wade quads, from Lakota East High School, all wrote about being part of a multiple birth, they may have helped themselves get into the Ivies.

The Entire Senior Class At This Troubled High School Applied To College

For the first time in Ballou High School history, every single senior at the predominately Black school applied to college this year. Just think: Last year, only 57 percent of their students graduated.

Instead Of Having A Birthday Party, This Chicago 6-Year-Old Fed The Homeless

Instead of having a big cake and tons of presents, a Chicago 6-year-old decided the best gift to receive for her birthday was the feeling of giving back to others.

#BlackGirlMagic: This 13-Year-Old Raised Money For Over 800 People To See ‘Hidden Figures’

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A 13-year-old aspiring astronaut wants everyone to see the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures—so much so that she has helped over 800 folks view it for free.

According to The Huffington PostTaylor Richardson was awarded the GoFundMe’s February “Hero of the Month” after raising $17,000 through the fundraising website for people throughout the nation to go see the hit movie.

#BlackGirlMagic: This 22-Year-Old Is Running For Mayor Of Detroit

Detroit native Myya D. Jones isn’t letting her age stop her from living out her dream of being mayor of her hometown.