According to the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), Black workers hold 5-9 percent of the jobs in energy-related sectors, a rate that is much lower than the 12 percent share of the national workforce held by Black workers. […read more]
Alicia Boler Davis, the executive vice president of global manufacturing for General Motors, was honored with the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Award, during the BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, D.C.
By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Fifty years ago, a tragic accident ended the groundbreaking career of Major Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., a Chicago native and stellar Air Force pilot who became America’s first Black astronaut. On December 8, 2017—the 50th anniversary of his death—NASA Read More
Sam Roberts, THE NEW YORK TIMES ARCADIA, Calif. (The New York Times) — Claudia Alexander, who played a pioneering role in NASA’s Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, died on July 11 in Arcadia, Calif. She was 56. The cause was Read More
Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper (NNPA) – Some of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) will soon benefit from a multi-year, multi-million-dollar effort to increase the pipeline of women, minorities, and veterans in the technology industry. Fortune Magazine reports Read More
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Many young African Americans will be shut out of the high paying jobs of the future, if they don’t earn a degree in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to a new Read More
By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Each October, I look forward to reading about the uncanny accomplishments of Nobel Prize winners, particularly those in medicine, science and economics. Their stories are parables about persistence and the capacity of the human mind to do amazing things. This Read More
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At a time when 6.7 percent unemployment (or, 11.9 percent among African Americans) is an improvement, the STEM sector still has more available jobs than qualified American professionals. And according to a study released last week, Read More