Thursday, April 2, 2020

Technology

Tennessee State Opens Coding Hub For Black Schools

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By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University is opening a hub for computer programing and app development that will serve historically Black colleges and universities across the country. To kick off the effort, leaders from 14...

NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Talks Auction to Help Kids in STEM

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the NBA in 1989 at age 42, no NBA player had ever scored more points, blocked more shots, won more Most Valuable Player Awards, played in more All-Star Games...

Morgan Awarded $35 Mil for Research

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By AFRO Staff Morgan State University has secured a total of $35 million in new grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest public funder of biomedical research. The funding will be used to advance research being...

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...

Bringing Solar to D.C.

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By Cheyanne Gordon, Special to the AFRO Residents of Minnesota Gardens Cooperative in Southeast, Washington, D.C., just received brand new roofs that were replaced at no cost. They also now have solar panels that will help them save energy on their...

Tech Company Innovates Foster Care

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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 social workers to place foster...

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...

D.C. Seniors Get Crash Course in Technology

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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 free event was sponsored by...

Entrepreneur Creates Coupon Program for Black-owned Businesses to Compete With Groupon

By Chicago Defender via NNPA Nashville, Tenn. — While many startups and small businesses struggle with building customer loyalty, Black-owned businesses must work even harder because of negative stereotypes. One common misconception is that all Black-owned businesses lack quality customer...

OCTFME Shares Plans for 202Creates 

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By Brianna Rhodes, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] This September marks the four year anniversary of 202Creates Month in the District and all month long Washington, D.C. residents will have the chance to participate in events and activities to recognize the creative community...

Investors Predict Tech, Finance Companies With More Gender Diversity Will See Stock Prices Rise:...

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By Olivia Riggio, Special to The Informer via DiversityInc A study by Stanford University, Northwestern University, Dartmouth College and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology found investors are more likely to bet that a company will see its stock prices rise...

How Millennials Are Expanding The Gaming Industry

By Destiny Royston, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The gaming industry is expanding, and millennials are the driving force. What used to be considered a waste of time and quarters is now a full-blown industry. There is a such a...

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