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Black All-Girls Chess Team Places 1st in Annual Chess Tournament
A team of Black youth won the 13th Annual KCF All-Girls National Chess Championship on April 24. According to The Detroit News, Jada Hamilton, an eighth-grader from Detroit, competed in the final round of the competition and led her team to victory in the “Under 14” category. Five students from University Prep Science & Math Elementary and Middle …

Five students from University Prep Science & Math Elementary and Middle Schools in Michigan competed: Jaidyn Hamilton and twin sister Jada; Lauren Bradford; Sa’Nya Burton; and Gisele Motley. Charisse Wood was also on the team. She is a fifth grader who played at another level. All six girls are active in the Detroit City Chess Club, which is composed of  elementary, middle and high school chess teams.

It wasn’t the first time the chess club has competed in the event, but  head coach Kevin Fite said placing first “was a significant win.”

“We’ve won a lot of other national tournaments, but we’ve never won this one. … We were considerably the underdog in that section,” Fite added.

Congratulations to these wonderfully talented young ladies! #Love it!




Appreciation post for my amazing mum.

So about 4-5 years ago I bought a dress for £40 because I really liked it. I liked it for the design, just not on me. It was about 3 sizes too big anyways. So it’s been sitting in my wardrobe for years. I’ve thrown out all my other dresses (only had about 3 anyways) because I knew I would never wear them. I’ve been out as transgender to my family for a year or so now, so I thought it was clear for me to stop hiding and throw everything away that I had just got in order to hide behind. 

So my mum, being as amazing and supportive as she is, made me a waistcoat and tie from that dress so I can finally wear the design that I liked and feel comfortable. She had never made either before and tried so hard to make these for me, and I think they are amazing. She is currently working out how to make a bow-tie from the left over material because I love bow-ties too. 

I would love to show her how amazing this is and that it isn’t just me who thinks so.