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Washington Commanders Running Back Jaret Patterson Visiting His Second Grade Teacher Will Put You In Your Feels

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Washington Commanders Running Back Jaret Patterson Visiting His Second Grade Teacher Will Put You In Your Feels

We need more of this!  Jaret Patterson decided to give back to someone who had a great influence on him: his second grade teacher. The 23-year-old running back is a Maryland native who proved to be a star. He broke barriers at University at Buffalo with his twin brother, James Patterson, before landing the opportunity to play for his home team, the Washington Commanders.  Patterson displays his love for the game on and off the field, but his heart is his biggest asset. He decided to surprise his second grade teacher, Mr. Coon, at Glenarden Woods Elementary School.  The Prince George’s County Public Schools...

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These Adorable Childhood Photos of Our Black Leaders Will Make Your Day

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These Adorable Childhood Photos of Our Black Leaders Will Make Your Day

Let’s humanize our heroes! Oftentimes we only hear about the struggles and sacrifices of our leaders. In awe of their contributions and commitment to keeping their legacy alive, we sometimes morph our leaders into caricatures of themselves, forgetting that they are human too. While we are indeed magical, that magic is less Hogwarts and more “mama made miracles every Thanksgiving.” Do you catch our drift? The magic is in the commitment, the dedication in spite of, the peaks, the valleys and everything in between. It’s important to remember that our leaders were just ordinary, everyday people who answered the extraordinary...

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This Deaf 9-Year-Old Is Breaking Barriers In Hockey and On the Big Screen

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This Deaf 9-Year-Old Is Breaking Barriers In Hockey and On the Big Screen

He’s an inspiration to everyone around him!   If anyone knows better than to underestimate a person because of their disability, it's us! We've covered enough stories to know that being deaf doesn't stop talent, skill and determination. Take Tyler Gordon, a self-taught teenage artist who released a portrait book and NFT, or Nakia Smith who uses TikTok to spread deaf awareness and teach sign language. There are so many people who continue to show us that being disabled isn't enough to stop a dream.  Meet 9-year-old Keivonn Woodard. He's a Black deaf hockey player from Bowie, Maryland who just gave his nickname,...

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This 7-Year-Old Chef Grilling For His Father's Special Day Will Make Your Monday

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This 7-Year-Old Chef Grilling For His Father's Special Day Will Make Your Monday

This Texas kid is a hit online and in the kitchen! 7-year-old Karter has big dreams! He grew a love for cooking at the age of two; now, he’s an aspiring chef, content creator, and business owner. His business, The Chef Karter Kollection, is a “taste-bud popping custom spice line” full of natural spices, honey, and even food-inspired t-shirts.  He's been showcasing his cooking skills online and has attracted quite the crowd. From grilling to baking, he does just about everything! His creativity is through the roof, making things like banana pudding, rice krispy treats, yams, fried chicken, egg rolls, and...

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Watch: This Talented 13-Year-Old Only Has to Listen to a Song Once to Know How to Play it On the Piano

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Watch: This Talented 13-Year-Old Only Has to Listen to a Song Once to Know How to Play it On the Piano

Ivory “Q” Lucas is a 13-year-old musician and athlete who’s showing real skill on the piano. His sister shares videos of him playing songs by ear, and it’s quite impressive. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MaMa’s Herbal Hair Line (@mamasherbalhairline) Playing songs from Alicia Keys, Tupac, Wiz Khalifa, Masego, and more, he never skips a beat and manages to deliver an on-point sound every time he touches the keys!  Q has his dad to thank for opening his eyes to the world of piano. He plays at his church and is a self-proclaimed “church boy.”   ...

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