Leonard Cooper of Little Rock, Arkansas, believes in making black history every day.

From Rem:

By my senior year of high school, the coolest thing I’d ever done was hit a shot from half court, to then turn around and see that no one was looking. Leonard, on the other hand, not only came from behind to win the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament, but also dropped the mic in the form of “Alex, I don’t know the answer, and frankly, I don’t care, because it’s time for you to GIVE ME MY FORTY RACKS.”


Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.