Kimberly Anyadike Becomes The Youngest Black Woman To Fly Solo Across The U.S.
(Sorry, but this video appears not to be working on this or the other couple of sites where it is located. CNN does not possess or support any longer or has not yet put up the video of Kimberly’s feat this past December. When I find one that works, I will post.)
I wrote about Kimberly some time ago, I think within the first year of writing this blog. She had achieved the goal of merely flying across the country with her adult safety pilot Ronnell Noman and Tuskegee Airman Levi Thornhill. Well, you can’t accuse her of lying down on her laurels. On December 8, Kimberly Anyadike, 15, became the youngest black woman to fly solo across the United States.
Other than very short announcements on African American blogs like Your Black World and News One, accompanied by this video from CNN, this is the only information given about this girl’s record-breaking exploit on Google. I guess blonde teenagers navigating the world n a sailboat is more newsworthy…or black girls becoming pregnant in junior high by some older black guy and having to go on welfare.
This is good news. This is very good news.
Let thousands of black girls take heart and achieve their goals, no matter how lofty, and make the impossible possible!
Way to go, Kimberly!
- A Tuskegee Airman Speaks (theroot.com)
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~ by blksista on January 4, 2012.
Posted in African American History, American History, Black People, Class, Cultural History, Education, Kimberly Anyadike, Love, Race, The Mainstream Media (MSM), Womanism, Women
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