Science & Technology

Why Internet Access in Rural America Affects Everyone

Healthy communities and a strong national economy rely on internet access for all, suggests a new study. Indeed, in today’s economy, those in both urban and rural areas are equally dependent on online transactions, according to new report commissioned by the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), entitled “A Cyber Economy: The Transactional Value of the…

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National Society of Black Engineers Honors Top Corporate and Government Supporters of Engineering Diversity

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has honored 34 organizations and individuals with annual awards for their support of engineering diversity. The Chairman’s Awards and Gene Washington Champions of Champions Awards were presented at NSBE’s 44th Annual Convention, which brought more than 13,400 attendees and more than 250 sponsoring organizations to Pittsburgh, Pa., on…

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NAACP Reacts To Facebook’s Improper Data Collection Breach

Following the recent congressional testimony given by Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, NAACP remains concerned about the data breaches and numerous privacy mishaps that the tech giant has encountered in recent years, and is especially critical about those, which occurred during the 2016 presidential election campaign. In October of 2017, NAACP issued a…

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American Petroleum Institute Launches New Jobs Website

By Freddie Allen, Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire Rebecca Winkel, an economic advisor for the American Petroleum Institute (API), said that whenever she travels to communities across the country, to give presentations about her research in the oil and natural gas industry, the questions often turn to business and career opportunities. Questions like: Where can I go…

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Ford Awards “Tech Sassy Girlz” $20,000 in STEAM Scholarships

Affirming its commitment to education in minority communities and careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), the Ford Motor Company recently presented $20,000 in scholarships to four deserving young girls at the “Tea & Bytes” annual fundraising event benefiting Tech Sassy Girlz, an Orlando-based nonprofit that provides minority girls, grades 6–12, with exposure…

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North Charleston Presents Interactive STEAM-based Children’s Theatre Performance April 12

The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to offer a highly interactive Children’s Theatre performance at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center from 10:00-11:00am on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Savannah based theatre group The Story Ship will present The Great Pirate Race, a math-based “game show.” The program is best suited for…

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Urgent Impact of Climate Change on Black Communities Should Cause Republican Defeat, Black Congressman Says

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – More than a million African-Americans live within a half mile of existing natural gas facilities and that number continues to grow. Because of this, many predominately Black communities “face an elevated risk of cancer due to air toxic emissions from natural gas development,” according to a recent report by…

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Teachers College’s First Edtech Innovation Award Winner Debuts App at SXSW

Three graduate students at Teachers College, Columbia University created BestFit,  an app debuting at Pitch Black: The Future is Female event during the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin this March. The app enables high school students to connect online with current first-generation college and university students and ask them about campus life, academic…

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Alicia Boler Davis Honored with 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Award

By Freddie Allen, NNPA Newswire Contributor The US Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE&IT) magazine recently celebrated the history-making career of Alicia Boler Davis, the executive vice president of global manufacturing for General Motors, by honoring her with the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Award, during the BEYA gala in Washington, D.C. Boler Davis…

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