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Technology Can Keep Kids Learning Throughout the Summer

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By William R. Roberts With summer vacation in full swing, thoughts of warm weather fun, sleeping in and spending time with friends tends to top most children’s to-do list. For too many youngsters, however, one essential activity is missing: retaining...

Morgan State University Joins Effort to Build a Secure Smart Home

Morgan State University Joins Effort to Build a Secure Smart Home Research to Focus on Privacy and Security of ‘Smart Things’ in the Home  BALTIMORE — Morgan State University has been selected to join a team of seven academic institutions that will work together...

Screen Time For Your Child

By Black Health Matters How much time does your child spend watching TV, movies, playing with a smartphone or computer, or enjoying video games? Although some screen time can be educational, it’s easy to go overboard. Consider this guide to...

PRESS ROOM: Comcast Launches Xfinity Education Destination for K-12

By BlackPressUSA Comcast has made nearly 2,000 hours of programming and thousands of free titles available to Xfinity video customers to give children and their parents quick and easy access to educational programming by grade level, as part of the...

Discover the Power of Unplugging

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Technology has been one of my BFFs ever since I discovered its power when I logged in to the LexisNexis research service as a first-year law student at Howard University School of Law in 1986. Fast forward three decades...

Giving the Gift of STEAM

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By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO Gifting toys can be more than just enjoyable items to entertain children.  Toys can also be a form of educating young people while having fun. As STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) instruction...

PRESS ROOM: Walker’s Legacy, Comcast and Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Team Up to Celebrate...

Written by NNPA Washington, DC — Walker’s Legacy is proud to announce its ‘Women of Color in Tech’ tour powered by Comcast and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to showcase multicultural women in technology. The national event series will explore...

AUTONETWORK ON BLACKPRESSUSA: 2020 Nissan Sentra SR

By Frank S. Washington, NNPA Newswire Contributor DETROIT – We did not get as much seat time in the 2020 Nissan Sentra as we would have liked thanks to the lock-down brought about by the coronavirus. But we did spend enough...

Transformative 5G Technology Arrives

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia The next wave of technological evolution has arrived in the form of 5G, a new generation of mobile networks for which at least four major telephone carriers in America – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and...

Coronavirus May Kill Tech Startups

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By Oliver Williams Zenger News Most unicorns are recent tech startups, initially operating in the negative until ultimately generating a profit. Those profits are more distant, however, as the global economy prepares for a post-lockdown recession. Unicorns are seeing their valuations...

Maximize Your Virtual Healthcare Visit

By BlackHealthMatters  Social distancing recommendations have forced us to change the way health care is being delivered. Virtual health care visits allow providers to see patients when coming into the clinic isn’t an option. They help us minimize disease spread,...

STEAM Space for Kids Opens in Petworth

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By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO STEM-and-STEAM frameworks are being incorporated in District of Columbia Public and Charter Schools, and Jasmine Byrd's Party Time STEAMing Engineers is contributing a great deal to the curriculum.  As an Educational Researcher, Byrd projects the...