*My hat is tipped off to our young Black geniuses today. A  group of high school students at De LaSalle High School in Kansas City, Miss. have taken part in a project that will go into history books.

When compared with the amount of energy needed to run a regular car powered by gasoline, the electric car built by the De LaSalle students is equal to 452 miles per gallon!

One student, Kevin Duley (pictured above), had the typical dream of becoming a professional basketball player, but the invention changed his mind. He now wants to be a scientist.

The great thing about this story is that is emphasizes the importance of extra-curricular activities in the schools. These students’ futures depend on these programs, especially in the Black community. Read the full story here. (more…)