At only 14-years old, Curtis Lawrence has just started his freshman year not as a high school student, but as a freshman in college at the prestigious George Washington University in Washington, DC! 👏🏾📚 #BlackExcellence#BlackBoyJoy#knowledgeispower#blackmen#education#GeorgeWashingtonUniversity#WakeUpStandUp@BlackOwnedNews#BlackOwnedUS
“I think when people see him, they think he’s a third-grader. When he speaks, they say OK this kid is advanced. He’s not in third grade” his mother, Malene Lawrence told WJLA.
Curtis said School Without Walls, a small magnet public high school in Washington, D.C., helped him enter GWU through their GW Early College Program which allows students to take dual enrollment classes. “Only 15 out of 200 students qualify,” Lawrence, who is the youngest to enter, proudly said. “In my university writing class, my professor asked me if I was a visitor or if I was someone’s younger brother,” Curtis said. “Most of the people that I sit at tables with. They ask me how old am I and how am I here — so I tell them everything.” After the program, Curtis hopes to continue his education at Florida A & M to study Computer Science and Paleontology.
Corey, Curtis’ younger brother, said he wants to follow his brother’s footsteps and attend GWU as well. He dreams of being an astrophysicist one day. #inspiration#goodmorning#blackisbeautiful#amazing#melanin#melaninpoppin#share#babiesofinstagram#likeforlike
🥥 Melanin is found in almost every animal on the planet. It’s a pigment created by cells in the body called melanocytes. Simply put, it’s nature’s paint. It is the reason for the color of your hair, your skin, your irises. It’s the vibrant color of a bird’s feathers, and the shimmering hue of a fish’s scales. ————————————————————————
🥥 From the fairest of skin to the darkest, we all have the same amount of melanocytes, but those cells produce different amounts of melanin according to their size. The larger the size of the melanocyte, the more melanin it will produce, creating a darker pigment. ————————————————————————
🥥 The purpose of melanin is to absorb and protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, so the darker the complexion the less likely you are to suffer from skin damage, like premature aging and skin cancer. ————————————————————————
🥥 While melanin is a natural protector, on the flip side, sun exposure can intensify the pigment, and anything from a tiny bug bite, a scratch, or a pimple can leave a dark mark because the skin over produces melanin. That’s why we tell our clients it doesn’t matter the shade of your skin, you need to be wearing sunscreen every day! Not only does it prevent skin cancer and wrinkles, it will help prevent dark marks and hyperpigmentation. ————————————————————————
🥥 [Source: https://urbanskinrx.com/blogs/expert-advice/why-melanin-is-in-fact-magical ]
Change your mentality on how natural hair is supposed to look! .
Repost from @ronkeraji .
Natural hair, especially the thicker textures like mine isn’t supposed to be tame or teased or flattened. When God created our hair he created it just as it is free, grows away from gravity, cotton candy looking .
No matter how short or long your hair is the way you embrace it matters to everyone around you .
My hair isn’t to be tamed. ❤️