African American Girls – High Achievers

MaKhyli Simpson – A Beautiful Girl Born to Perform

By at August 25, 2014 | 6:47 am | 1 Comments

Makhyli sporting an Afro Puff

Today, we are featuring Makhyli Simpson as one of our High Achievers! She dances, she sings, and she is growing into the natural performer that she dreams of being! Please visit her website, like her facebook page, and encourage her to continue striving for success. Keep up the great job Makhyli, we are proud of you! "My name is Makhyli Simpson. Most people call me

Read more »

African American Girls - High Achievers , Empower Black Girls ,

Temari Campbell- Chicago, Illinois

By at May 29, 2014 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

Temari Campbell

Afro Puffs and Ponytails is very pleased to feature Temari Campbell as one of our High Achievers. Thank you Temari  for working so hard and serving as a wonderful role model for other girls! Temari is a 7th grade student with a 3.8 GPA. She is a founding member of SPPG, INC, an organization that teaches young ladies to be of substance and grace. She is a member of the

Read more »

African American Girls - High Achievers , Empower Black Girls

Thessalonika Arzu-Embry – Will Have A Bachelors Degree at the Age of 14!

By at August 5, 2013 | 2:01 pm | 0 Comment

Photo Credit Great Lakes Daily Herald

This is what Afro Puffs and Ponytails, Inc is all about! Spreading the great news for African American Girls! Thank you Conor Morris with the Great Lakes Daily Herald for reporting this story! Congratulations Thessalonika Arzu-Embry! While other girls her age are navigating their freshman year of high school, Thessalonika Arzu-Embryis only one month away from

Read more »

African American Girls - High Achievers , Empower Black Girls

2009 High Achiever Destiny Welch Continues to Aim High in 2012

By at September 25, 2012 | 6:29 pm | 0 Comment


In 2009, I was contacted by a very smart and beautiful high school sophomore from Maryland. She was featured as one of Afro Puffs and Ponytails' High Achievers (click here for the complete story).  Well, now its 2012 and she is still a High Achiever! Destiny Welch, 18, was crowned America's Miss Teen on July 14, 2012. She graduated from Gwynn Park High School in the

Read more »

African American Girls - High Achievers , Empower Black Girls ,

Gabrielle Hayes – aka Mini-Diva!

By at February 23, 2011 | 11:23 pm | 1 Comments


Afro Puffs and Ponytails is proud to present our latest High Achiever, Gabrielle Hayes! When talking to Gabrielle Hayes of North Carolina, aka Mini-Diva, one might make the mistake of thinking that she is a quiet, shy girl who might run from a fight. They would be wrong.  Mini-Diva is anything but that. She is strong-willed and determined with a quick wit.  But

Read more »

African American Girls - High Achievers , , , , , , ,

MaKayla Williams – Bonding and Building Leadership Skills

By at November 23, 2010 | 12:12 pm | 2 Comments

Makayla All Done & Feeling Great About A Job Well Done!

This week's High Achiever is Makayla Williams of Round Rock, TX. I found out about Makayla from one of our wonderful supporters, Mrs. Christine Williams of Noah's Ark Animal Workshops.  Mrs. Williams is a Party Leader for the workshops and Makayla, her daughter,  is a great assistant for Mrs. Williams!  Here's what she had to say about Makayla. "During the

Read more »

African American Girls - High Achievers , , ,

Strawberry Fields Forever

By at November 6, 2010 | 1:35 am | 1 Comments


Kayla, Kaleah, and Miah Fields   On my quest to find positive pictures and videos covering African American/Black Girls last year, I came across three sisters from Santa Cruz singing on YouTube. They were spectacular! Their Father introduced them to musical instruments one summer just to keep them busy.  Kayla, 12, focused on guitar.  Kaleah, 10, also

Read more »

African American Girls - High Achievers ,

Afro Puffs and Ponytails - Blogged