This Young Atlanta Scholar’s Touching Story of Perseverance Is Inspiring and Incredible


An Atlanta graduating senior has triumphed over a multitude of trials and tribulations to achieve top honors in high school.

An Atlanta graduating senior has triumphed over a multitude of trials and tribulation.


Booker T. Washington High School student Nia Peace Duncan, 18, was only 14 when she was placed in foster care. The young teen was then separated from her 8- and 10- year- old siblings. She tells Atlanta’s Fox 5 news about her incredible story. Here is an excerpt of her interview:


“The world doesn’t stop just because you suddenly got thrown into foster care. The world doesn’t stop because your dad went to jail or just because someone you hold dear is now deceased. Life just keeps going on after something bad happens and you have to do the same thing.


In ninth grade, I was definitely feeling sorry for myself. I was angry and couldn’t understand why this was happening to me and my family, but by 10th grade I just realized I had to get over it and I knew getting a college education would be my only way out of this.


The thing that motivated me was that I knew I had to be a good example for my little brother and sister. I didn’t want them to think this was the end. I didn’t want them to fall into the statistics that kids in foster care fall into. I had to graduate and I had to show them we can go to college for free.”

While in school, she joined a variety of academic and extracurricular activities including chorus, student government and Future Business Leaders of America.


Nia’s hard work and diligence has earned her $700,000 worth of scholarships, including the prestigious Gates Scholarship.


The young woman will attend Brandeis University in Massachusetts this fall.

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Original Post

  So if we have this ability to soar against odds....why can't we as a people CLEAN UP our social mess in the black community?  We know we can do it. What's keeping us from it?  Cuz the ghetto means nothing if you have the desire to excel.  We've proven that.  So what's stopping us...now?    But! 

Kocolicious posted:

  So if we have this ability to soar against odds....why can't we as a people CLEAN UP our social mess in the black community?  We know we can do it. What's keeping us from it?  Cuz the ghetto means nothing if you have the desire to excel.  We've proven that.  So what's stopping us...now?    But! 

This young lady sure has a LOT to be proud of; persevering against the such odds, and while maintaining a positive outlook on like and loving and caring for her siblings enough to be a role model for them against all the odds [which makes her a living breathing role model for ANYONE in the Struggle or trying to make it against the odds].  I truly Salute her.

As far as, "why can't we as a people CLEAN UP our social mess in the black community?"  

You know, I really believe it is as simple as like minds, at least enough like minds, not being able to connect.  It's simple a matter of lack of UNIFICATION; a unification that has not been able to occur because the like minds of African America are splintered all across the country, or the state, or the city, with one(s) not knowing the other(s) exist. Crucial dots are not being connected.

If we could find a way to bring like minds together in a given city, and in a given state, and then all across America, then, I believe, will be the beginning of the end of problems plaguing African America, no matter what the odds may be.  

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