Science & Technology

‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson Turns 101

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Katherine Johnson, one of the African American women whose stories received global attention in the best-selling book and blockbuster movie, “Hidden Figures,” has turned 101. The renowned mathematician was instrumental in Alan Shepherd’s 1961 journey to space. She also played a pivotal role in John Glenn becoming…

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Charleston GOOD Launches Hyper-Local Alternative to Facebook

Charleston GOOD, the Lowcountry’s grassroots resource and support network, will officially open the season of giving November 1 by launching a new free platform to better serve the needs of individuals and organizations trying to make Charleston a better community for all of us. The GOODSHARING NETWORK has been a vision of Charleston Good’s founder,…

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STEM Program for College of Charleston Minority Students Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By Amanda Kerr Diversity isn’t just about increasing inclusivity among minority and underrepresented students. It’s also about elevating differences of thought and perspective. Having a variety of ideas from a variety of people can only lead to more ambitious goals and better solutions. That’s why the Louis Stokes South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (SCAMP) program launched…

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This Black Pilot is Flying with a Mission of Diversity

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor @StacyBrownMedia Walking onto an airplane and seeing a black pilot is as rare as a blood moon sighting. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that of the approximately 690,000 active certificated pilots in the U.S., less than 3 percent are African American. While a blood moon occurs about…

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Environmental Justice Advocates Say Climate Change isn’t a ‘White Thing’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The climate crisis is real. From the devastating of extreme weather events made worse by climate change to the public health implications of increased pollution like heightened asthma attacks, communities are feeling the impacts of this crisis first and worst. Experts said real solutions to the climate…

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