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    MidCity and Boolean Girl to Bring STEM Club to Brookland Manor, Noyes

    By Enid Doggett, Special to the AFRO The Alice and Eugene Ford Foundation and Boolean Girl announced a partnership that will bring after-school clubs teaching computer science and engineering to students at Brookland Manor and Ward...

    D.C. Seniors Get Crash Course in Technology

    Elderly residents learned how to surf the web and use and understand digital applications and devices on Nov. 9 at the FH Faunteroy Enrichment Center, in the Deanwood neighborhood in Northeast, Washington, D.C. The...

    Nigerian-Born Tech Entrepreneur Inks Deal with Apple to Sell Gaming Robot

    Nigerian-born Englishman Silas Adekunle has raised more than $7 million to fund an innovative gaming robot that can be used, in part, to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Adekunle is the CEO...

    AFRO Now Available on Apple News

    By AFRO Staff The AFRO American Newspaper is now available on Apple’s News app. The app, built into all iPhones and iPads, allows users to access news from around the world for free. The AFRO is...

    NASA Spacecraft Opens New Year at Tiny, Icy World Past Pluto

    By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer LAUREL, Md. (AP) — The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto opened the new year at an even more distant world, a billion miles...

    Tech Company Innovates Foster Care

    By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff A Falls Church non-profit has won first place at the inaugural Innovate for Good Challenge. The winner, Connect Our Kids, is developing data-driven intelligent software to enhance the abilities of...

    Miss USA Encourages Youth to Pursue STEAM Careers

    By Micha Green, Washington, D.C. AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kára McCullough, a scientist turned Miss USA 2017, is encouraging students to pursue science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) careers through her newest program, “Take Flight with SE4K.” Science...

    Maryland Must Stay Committed To Clean Energy

    The oil and natural gas industry is responsible for 138,000 asthma attacks leading to over 100,000 missed school days each year for African American children nationwide. This was concluded in a groundbreaking new study...

    Apple Turns Off Group FaceTime Amid Reports of Bug

    By The Associated Press Apple has made the group chat function in FaceTime unavailable after users said there was a bug that could allow callers to activate another user's microphone remotely. The bug was demonstrated through videos...

    NASA Spacecraft Lands on Red Planet After Six-Month Journey

    By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300-million-mile (482-million-kilometer) journey and a...

    Bridging History with Digital Technology

    The lines outside of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture show no signs of dissipating, with online ticket reservations secured through January 2017. For those who wish to get...

    iPads, Macs Get New Screens as Apple Pushes Creativity

    By ANICK JESDANUN and MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new iPads will more closely resemble its latest iPhones as they ditch a home button and fingerprint sensor to make more room...

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