Science & Technology

The Future of Oil and Natural Gas Industry is Ripe with High Paying Opportunities for Minorities

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a year when the American Petroleum Institute (API) marks its 100th anniversary, the oil and natural gas industry continues to look towards the workforce of the future nationally and globally that will emphasize the inclusion of African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities. API, America’s largest trade…

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Free cyber camp for girls at The Citadel now accepting applications

Middle and high school girls (8th – 12th grades) in the Charleston area can now apply to attend this summer’s free cyber security camp. Applications are being accepted until April 26. “GenCyber Citadel – Girls who Smash Codes” will be on The Citadel’s campus from July 29 – August 2. Topics covered will include: ·         Cybersecurity concepts and principles ·         Network…

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Environmental Racism Grows as Environmental Groups Turn Increasingly White

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Clean drinking water. Lead paint abatement programs. Affordable energy bills. These are the day-to-day environmental justice issues that are vital to the health and financial well-being of communities – especially low-income families. But as environmental battles rage across the country, thousands of African-American children and adults are paying a…

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HBCU Go Partners With Amplifi Studios To Develop Multi-Faceted Esports, Gaming & Peer To Peer Content Platform

In a commitment toward further solidifying themselves in the digital era as the definitive mobile app + social network connecting the seismic Historically Black College & University (HBCU) audience, HBCU GO announced it has forged a multi-year partnership with AMPlifi STUDIOS to satisfy the unmet demand and cultural void that exists within the fast-growing, vast…

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100 Years of American Energy

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Historically, the oil and gas industry hasn’t been known for diversity and inclusion efforts with its businesses regularly comprising a demographic that’s about 90 percent white and male. However, the American Petroleum Institute (API), which counts as the largest U.S. trade association for the oil and natural…

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Charleston County Holds Free Shred Events April 13 for Earth Day

Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department (CCEM) is celebrating Earth Day by hosting three free shred events located throughout the county. The shred events will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the following locations:  North Charleston City Hall 2500 City Hall Ln, North Charleston 29406  Mt Pleasant DMV         1189 Sweetgrass…

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Will Self-Driving Cars Help or Harm Our Communities?

By Richard Ezike, Kendall Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists In cities like Washington, D.C., the arrival of self-driving vehicles has the potential to profoundly change how we get around. But whether those changes are for the better or the worse depends on the choices we make today, before these vehicles become widely available.…

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Get Connected: CCPL Now Offering Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots for Checkout

The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is working to help its community get digitally connected by providing mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, which are now available for checkout. Library cardholders can access one of these hotspots to connect their smartphone, tablet or laptop and get internet access to do homework, apply for jobs, communicate with friends and family, access…

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