Courtney McKinney is a writer/producer and reporter with a background in film and non-profit administration. You can find more of her work at

Young, Gifted And Black? Prepare To Fight For Your Education

by Courtney McKinney

When I moved from California to Texas at age 4, I was reading full books and writing at a first-grade level. After being iced out...


I believe all children can learn and achieve.
I believe we owe it to them to provide supportive learning opportunities and the chance to go to college.