Science & Technology

African-American Technology Innovator Launches a Smart Business Platform Targeting the Mid-Sized Market

AtWork Systems Inc., a software company based in Northern Virginia, is a smart business platform with an ERP solution for SMBs that delivers mobile, flexible and highly accessible business intelligence to every business owner. It includes a Marketplace application for the GIG economy and a set of open tools that delivers BI/AI/ML-driven decision support to…

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Vivint Solar’s “White only” Cardboard Fort Casts Racist Shadow over the Rooftop Solar Industry

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Columnist There has always been bigotry in this country. In 2018, thanks to the leaders of the civil rights movement who risked their lives fighting for equality and justice, things are much improved. But these days some racists in this country are feeling encouraged to express their ugly views in public…

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Call for Applications for 3rd Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange Program for Black Founders

The American Underground startup campus in Durham will once again host Black founders from around the nation September 23-28, 2018 as part of the Google For Entrepreneurs (GFE) Exchange series. The GFE Exchange is a week­-long immersion program that bridges the gap between startups, experts, and new markets. The focus of the American Underground’s Exchange…

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Sink Your Teeth Into South Carolina Aquarium Shark Week

Get ready for a JAW-some good time at South Carolina Aquarium Shark Week, July 22-28. Visitors will find shark activities around every corner as they join Aquarium staff in celebrating the ocean’s often misunderstood apex predator. Guests young and old will enjoy special dive shows and programs, expert speakers and photo opportunities—all about sharks. South…

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New STEAM Books to Inspire Learning and Creativity

Keep the excitement of the new school year going by finding fun ways to encourage learning at home. Consider introducing interactive and engaging books into your household that make STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) more accessible. Whether your children are reluctant readers or learning enthusiasts, these books will entertain budding scientists and…

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UNCF Announces Third Class of UNCF® STEM Scholars Through $48 Million Investment From Fund II Foundation

Today, UNCF announced its third cohort of Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM scholars (STEM Scholars). The 100 high-performing African American high school seniors, selected from across the nation, will each receive a total award package of up to $25,000 that includes scholarships and a stipend for STEM internships over five years. This award is made…

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Social Media Conference To Be Streamed Live From Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District Conference Hall

SMAD-CON (Social Media All Day Conference) will take place Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20 at the Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District (560 King Street) Conference Hall. Attendees and content creators from around the world will explore the best ways to create positive impact in their personal lives, businesses, organizations and communities in the…

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