Black Prodigy

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15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey – experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.  

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16 thoughts on “Black Prodigy

  1. That’s totally awesome. I love this story. Will the mainstream media report this brilliant young man? This is a positive story. I love to hear about young people excelling. Go get it young prince! Young brother going to his destiny.

  2. I like to read stories like that.. gifted young Black children doing their thing. It’s not often that you will hear stories about them in this light. There are a lot of brilliant minded kids like Kevin who have made it no more than the JET/EBONY magazines or other Black publications. The only time they are mentioned is when its something negative.

  3. M is right there are many brilliant and gifted black youth. But as M stated in the above comments these stories dont go any farther than Jet/Ebony. Just shameful. I’m so proud of this young man.

  4. Wow. What an amazing, bright young man! He will go far in life, he deserves it!

    I’m sure it won’t be reported on heavily, they’re too invested in portraying blacks as mentally inferior to actually show a positive story about one that doesn’t read like the script from “The Blind Side”.

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