12 Black Prodigies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
Artel J. Great
Artel Great, the first Black valedictorian of UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, received a Cinema Research Institute Fellowship for innovation. He is the founder of Project Catalyst and has recently launched the Project Catalyst App.
According to BlackEnterprise.com, Project Catalyst is a transmedia organization that combines creative community-building practices with cinema, visual art, music and technology. Great is currently touring major cities in the U.S. to continue promoting the app’s launch.
Thessalonika Arzu-Embry graduated from college with a 3.9 GPA and a degree in psychology at 14 years old. The young prodigy plans to further her education with a graduate degree in clinical psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science or Stanford University before opening a clinic with her mother.