Science & Technology

ESSENCE Launches New Digital Series Focused on the Impact of COVID-19 on Black America

ESSENCE Communications Inc. announced March 30 a new digital series focused on providing Black women and communities with the tools and information needed to address issues arising from the COVID-19 global pandemic. The series, ESSENCE Wellness House: A Virtual Summit, Episode One: Taking Care in the Wake of a Global Pandemic, will include live online…

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SC Codes launches free Java Concepts course

SC Codes, a statewide program aimed at providing free access to code education to all residents of South Carolina, today launched a new online programming course titled “Java Concepts.” It’s one of several free courses available on the SC Codes platform aimed at helping upskill the workforce and fill the void of unfilled technology jobs…

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CCSD increasing WiFi access in community with additional bus stops

Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Office of Student Transportation and Information Technology Department are announcing the addition of mobile WiFi bus stops at 10 more locations throughout the county. These stops provide online coverage for CCSD students who are completing schoolwork or communicating with their teachers. The buses will be stationed at the following locations…

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Pfizer Collaborates with BioNTech SE to Develop and Distribute Needed Vaccine

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Pfizer has announced the signing of a letter of intent with BioNTech SE for the co-development and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection.  The companies have a head-start on working together, since the partnership builds on a 2018 agreement to jointly develop…

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Commits Millions to Speed Treatment Research and Development

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has joined two other companies to commit as much as $125 million in seed funding to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gates Foundation has joined forces with Wellcome and Mastercard in hopes of identifying, assessing, developing, and…

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Stanford Team Releases RaceWorks, a Digital Toolkit Promoting Racial Literacy

Stanford University’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity announces the launch of RaceWorks, a free online resource created for educators and instructors teaching racial literacy. The RaceWorks video series and educational toolkit aims to better equip students and working professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to have informed conversations on race and how it…

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