10-Year-Old Math Prodigy Enrolls in University

by:  We Rise & Shine

While the average child is concerned with toys, cartoons and playing with their friends, 10-year-old Esther Okade is enrolled in an Open University with dreams of pursuing a PhD and running her own bank.  Although she also has a fascination with dolls and Disney's Frozen, she has dreamed of attending the University since the age of seven.  

"She would say, 'Mum, when am I starting?', and go on and on and on," Esther's mother Omonefe explained.  "Finally, after three years she told me, 'Mum I think it is about time I started university now."  

Esther's brother appears to be following in her footsteps, at the age of 6 he is already studying for the UK's advanced level math exams which are typically taken by 18 year-olds.  The siblings are both home-schooled by their mother, a 37 year-old Mathematician who has converted their living room into a makeshift classroom.

Her father Paul, 42, a managing director, added: "I cannot tell you how happy and proud I am as a father.  The desire of every parent is to see their children exceed them, and take the family name to great heights, and my children have done just that." 

Source:  The Daily Mail UK

The 46th NAACP Image Awards

Image:  Brooklyn NAACP

Image:  Brooklyn NAACP

by:  We Rise & Shine

All the stars were aligned at last night’s 46th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California.  The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.  The show was hosted by Anthony Anderson, the star and executive producer of ABC’s freshman sitcom “black-ish,” which was one of the big winners of the evening. 

The top honors of the evening also included  Taraji P. Henson, who took home the Entertainer of the Year Award; Selma, winner of Outstanding Motion Picture; How To Get Away With Murder, Outstanding Dram Series, and Spike Lee, recipient of the President's Award.  

Check out the full list of winners here.

The Beyhive Is Buzzing About Beyonce's Vegan Meal Delivery Service


by:  We Rise & Shine

Beyonce has just expanded her multi-million dollar brand with “22 Days Nutrion,” a new vegan meal delivery service.  She recently partnered with her trainer Marco Borges to launch the service after participating in the 22 Days Nutrition challenge with her husband Jay Z in 2013. 

The meals are 100% plant-based, prepared with the finest 100% Organic, Non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free ingredients.  The meal delivery service involves only three simple steps:

  1.  Choose your plan -  Select from 3 options: 1 meal a day, 2 meals a day or 3 meals a day.  Then decide how many days or weeks of delivery you want.
  2. Delivery Day -  Your fresh meals arrive in an insulated cooler.  Unpack your box and store your meals in the refrigerator.
  3. Enjoy Your Meals – Plate, reheat and enjoy your meals.

Sound good?  Sign up here