A Young Educator Follows Her Calling, Opens Charter School In New Orleans

by Mike Orie of www.theconscioustip.com

When Melanie Askew left her job in human resources, she had no idea that education would transform her life. All she knew was that she hoped to make an impact in her community. But a massive pay cut and a leap of faith would lead Askew to do something that hasn’t been done before. In Fall 2017, the 20-something former teacher will launch Elan Academy in New Orleans. Like many millennials, she started with a career based on societal pressure before ultimately landing her dream job.

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Celebrate #BlackGirlMagic with Gabby Douglas Barbie

by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

20-year old Gabrielle Douglas made history in 2012 when she became the first U.S. athlete to win both team and all-around gold medals. She's also the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion.


by Mike Orie of www.theconscioustip.com

11-year old Mikaila Ulmer, founder of Be Sweet Lemonade just landed a major distribution deal with Whole Foods. Ulmer, who uses a special flaxseed-based lemonade from local bee’s honey just signed a deal with Whole Foods to distribute her lemonade to 55 different locations. 

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