16 year old Whiz Kid, Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

16 year old Whiz Kid, Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

Kelvin Doe, aka DJ Focus, is a 16 year old kid from Sierre Leone. He has taught himself to build electronics from parts he’s found in trashcans. He made his own FM radio transmitter and radio station.

Kelvin Doe, who has recently signed $100,000 solar project pact with Canadian High Speed Service Provide WIFIZ said his dream is to be like 1839 French Physicist Antoine-Cesar Becquerel, who is credited for inventing solar power in the world. Kelvin Doe gained prominence when he manufactured his dry cell battery two years ago to generate power for his invented Radio Station. This talent has made him the first Sierra Leonean whiz kid. Upon arrival from the United States of America, Doe signed the solar project partnership pact on 23rd May 2013 at the prestigious Country Lodge, Hill Station, in the presence of his parents and other dignitaries. Looking at the electricity constraints in Sierra Leone particularly the capital city, Doe believes his solar panel project will promote internet accessibility more especially in the rural areas. When AYV asked Doe regarding his inventory prowess, he said he has been very curious to know about innovative ideas. He said innovation has been his passion. “I will like to promote my innovative passion which is to become an inventor of many things that will make Sierra Leone proud,” he said, adding that he is happy to sign the contract, which is his first. Kelvin Doe promised to live up to people’s expectations of him.

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African Inspiration

Maud Chifamba, Zimbabwe, 14-year old University Accounting Student At 14-years old, Chifamba made history this year when she became the youngest student (male or female) in Zimbabwe and possibly the whole of Southern Africa to enroll at university.

The young genius was admitted to the University of Zimbabwe where she will study towards a Bachelor of Accountancy Honors Degree. An orphan, Chifamba’s mother passed away last December, days after she sat for her final exams, and her father nine years ago when she was five years old. Despite this and abject poverty (her two brothers were unable to pay her fees for regular school), Chifamba home schooled herself and broke academic records earning a four-year scholarship of nearly USD$10,000.

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Confidence

“People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl … It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.” —Gabourey Sidibe

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Bob Marley Interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal, November 1979

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I have a gem for you guys this week.  In November 1979, Bob Marley and the Wailers toured North America in support of the Survival album, an album with an outwardly militant theme that explored issues such as black nationalism, repatriation, and Pan-African solidarity.  According to many sources, Survival was originally to be called Black Survival to underscore the urgency of African unity, but the name was shortened to prevent misinterpretations of the album’s theme.  Marley envisioned the album as the first in a trilogy, followed by Uprising in 1980 and Confrontation in 1983.

The tour started in Boston in the latter part of October 1979, and ended in Libreville, Gabon on January 6, 1980. During 1979, which was the International Year of the Child, the band made appearances at a few benefit concerts for children, as was the case on August 10, 1979, in Jamaica, prior to the Survival

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Little Known Black History Fact: The All-Black Rangers

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NOTE: This topic was submitted by (Ret.)Sergeant First Class Timothy McCoy.

The 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) was the first and only all-black Ranger unit in the U.S. Army. The black soldiers were part of a historical 10-month journey that led them to the winter fields of the Korean War. The men were a unit from 1950 to 1951, until they were integrated into the 82nd Airborne Division. They were part of the first integrated division in the U.S. Army and a product of President Truman’s Executive Order 9981, prohibiting discrimination in the armed forces of the United States.

The 2nd Ranger infantry Company was stationed at Fort Benning. The men were subjected to racism, making their boot camp experience the most difficult. Despite their conditions, the Rangers were assigned to the war in Korea, where they left a mark in history. On January 7, 1951, the Rangers were in…

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Normal Life

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277/365…”normal life”
Took that title from Harvey’s wife, Lacqweda. Wouldn’t know it but this brother suffered a stroke in his 30s. Makes images like this much more than just a portrait. It’s a testament to his fight to return to a normal loving life with his family. Keep smiling sir!

Cbabi Bayoc