Science & Technology

Celebrities Make News on BlackPressUSA’s #FIYAH! Livestreams

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia BlackPressUSA’s livestreams have become as anticipated as any broadcast on the internet – at least that’s what some heavy hitters are saying. “You guys are absolutely killing it,” Denver Public Radio Program Director Willobee Carlan proclaimed. “I’m always wondering who’s going to come on next.” Novice…

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Former Liberian Leader Joins Panel Investigating The Global Response To COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s former president, and Helen Clark, New Zealand’s former prime minister, are to head a panel to review the global response to the Covid19 pandemic. Johnson Sirleaf and Clark will head the newly formed Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. The announcement follows…

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BLACK GIRLS LEAD 2020 Goes Virtual in Partnership with emerge

  BLACK GIRLS ROCK! announces its annual BLACK GIRLS LEAD conference, in partnership with hair care brand emerge, taking place July 31-August 1, 2020.  This year’s conference has been re-imagined as a virtual event and is designed to bring together young girls across the nation for two days of self-discovery, reflection and celebration.  The partnership between…

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City of Charleston Launches Citibot, Text Message Communication Tool for Residents and Government

The city of Charleston has launched Citibot, an interactive text messaging and customer service tool for civic engagement with government. With Citibot, residents and visitors of Charleston will be able to use text message-based technology to easily access city information regarding business licenses, garbage and trash collection, permits, public meetings and more. Citizens can also…

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Annual Black Health Expo Returns Virtually

Melanated Natural Essentials (formerly known as Always Gift Baskets and Natural Essentials) is partnering with Exquisite Enterprises, Inc. for the 4th year of their AGB Black Health Expo. This year’s expo is scheduled for Saturday, September 7 at noon. All events will take place online due to the current world health crisis. Both locally owned…

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Walker’s Legacy Introduces “Ask a Boss” Masterclass Series with the CEO of The Honey Pot, Bea Dixon

In partnership with the Minority Business Development Agency, Walker’s Legacy presents  “Ask a Boss”, a digital masterclass series featuring women of influence who have achieved success in business and beyond. The digital conversation will be held this Friday, July 17th at noon. The digital series moderated by Natalie Madeira Cofield, Walker’s Legacy Founder & CEO, provides attendees with the…

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Charleston County School District to provide Full-Time Virtual academy option for students

Charleston County School District will offer a Full-time Virtual Academy during the 2020-2021 school year. The option provides a quality curriculum and instruction with a more flexible environment than the traditional school setting. As a full-time online public Kindergarten-12th grade program, the CCSD Full-time Virtual Academy offers comprehensive, tuition-free learning for all students enrolled in…

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