There are always attacks on Black women in the media. So I was really happy to come across this story on the blog Field Negro. The young woman above is Katie Washington and she's from Gary, Indiana. She will graduate in a few weeks from Notre Dame University and she will be the valedictorian. She will also be the first African American valedictorian in Notre Dame's history. Not only that but in the fall Katie will be attending Johns Hopkins University where she will pursue both a medical degree and a Ph.D.
So congratulations, Katie! And good luck in grad school. Not that you will need any luck.