15-Year-Old Who Graduated From High School With 4.5 GPA May Not Be Able to Go to College After He’s Turned Down for Scholarships [Updated]

Updated Monday, July 2, 2018, 1:25 p.m. EDT: Ishmale Powell’s troubles may have lessened, but they’re not quite over. On Monday, Say Yes Guilford Interim Executive Director Donnie Turlington reached out to The Root
to let us know that Ishmale’s cost of attendance is not $40,000 as he first speculated, but “closer to…

How to Raise a World of Shuris: Jessie Woolley-Wilson on What It Takes to Get More Black Women and Girls in STEM

Who doesn’t want to be Shuri? The self-assured, witty and unapologetically brilliant younger sister of T’Challa has not only won over millions of Black Panther fans but, experts note, may also be turning a generation of young girls—black girls in particular—on to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

#HairInspo: How 3 Black Female Techies Are Hoping to Cater to All Your Black Hair Needs

If you’re on this website, I’m going to take it as a given that I don’t need to tell you about the relationship between black women and their hair. And I don’t mean in a political kind of way. I mean the sense of culture and community that surrounds how we groom our luscious locks, regardless of how we choose to treat…

My TI-83 Graphing Calculator Is The Real MVP and My STEM Folks Know What I'm Talking About

In the summer of 1997, right after graduating from high school, I was offered the opportunity to participate in a pre-freshman summer program at Morehouse College (my eventual alma mater) directed at those of us entering the school as science, math, or engineering majors. It was called Center of Excellence in Science,…