“There are tremendous career opportunities in the energy sector for African Americans,” said Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO of the NNPA. “The future is going to be determined by how well humanity utilizes science to solve our problems, and I encourage young people in the Black community to get involved with STEM programs at a young age. One thing I intend to do with NNPA is to raise more public awareness about the opportunities in the energy sector for Black Americans.”
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Energy, Media Professionals Offer STEM Advice to Indy Youth at National Conference

NNPA NEWSWIRE — In addition to meeting energy professionals, the students received advice on creating and maintaining a successful career in STEM. Several companies, including Southern California Edison, American Petroleum Institute (API), British Petroleum (BP), and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), entertained questions and offered advice to attendees. […read more]

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NCNW Hosts National GirlTech Town Hall and Forum

NNPA NEWSWIRE — With a vision to drive more Black females into the fields of STEM, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, the newly elected president and CEO of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), recently lead a major National Town Hall with a special focus on Black millennial women and career development at the NCNW headquarters, located in Washington D.C. […read more]

When they are continually designated at “below basic” on standardized tests and their culture not understood by teachers and test makers, their behaviors are almost self-fulfilling prophesies. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
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COMMENTARY: Classroom Culture Clashes

NNPA ESSA MEDIA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN — …in answer to the question when cultures clash in the classroom, who suffers, we all do! Poorly educated students make for a society that alienates its young, one that is unable to retain skilled and experienced teachers, and a country frustrated with unemployment, under-employment, and an ever-growing culture of violence, fear, and intolerance. Court systems and privatized prisons, along with mortuaries, result when the classrooms act as prep schools for these expensive alternatives. […read more]

Dallas Post Tribune

Congresswoman Johnson Promotes STEM Education at Annual Math and Science Lecture Series

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, last week hosted her annual Math and Science Lecture Series at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center. Supported by the University of Texas at Dallas, this year’s event connected students with former NASA astronaut and physician, Dr. Bernard Harris, a veteran of two space missions. The lecture series is designed to expose students to STEM educations in hopes they may pursue careers in these crucial fields. […read more]

Resma Menakem
Health

Local therapist launches free video course to address racialized trauma

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — Renown therapist Resmaa Menakem has just launched a free online series empowering individuals and communities to address and heal from race-based trauma. Studies continue to show that African Americans suffer more mental health problems than their White counterparts. And, much of the problems are attributed to racial microaggressions — from overt racial discrimination to over racism. […read more]

Mr. Alford is the Co-Founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce ®. Ms. DeBow is the Co-Founder, of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Website: www.nationalbcc.org Emails: halford@nationalbcc.org kdebow@nationalbcc.org
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The Biggest Afro Business Association in the World Visits Cali, Colombia

NNPA NEWSWIRE — NBCC is the biggest Afro business association in the world, established in 1993. It has more than 120 local headquarters in 40 states in 50 nations. The Chamber is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining Afro American communities, through the business spirit and capitalist activity within the United States and through the interaction with the Afro-Diaspora. Cali has the greatest concentration of Afro Colombian population in Colombia, with 1.1 million people; and it is the second in Latin America. […read more]

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Camp Imagination is designed just for 
children and teens who are deaf or blind

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Children and teens who are deaf or blind will have a great time this summer at an imagination camp designed just for them. Scheduled for June 16-20, 2019, Camp Imagination will focus on STEAM Based Learning: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. It will also offer field trips, goalball, and other adapted games in a fun environment. […read more]

You or your child may disregard subjects like science, technology, engineering and math in school now, but they could be the ticket to a better life.
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HOLLIE: STEM — Another Way Out for African Americans

WASHINGTON INFORMER — STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math are subjects being touted by the educational sector to help propel kids into careers that will soon, if not already, dominate industries across the country. Real jobs, with real salaries, and a real path to develop a sustainable future. Contrary to what some people say – it’s not nerds who hold these positions – it’s smart people, making a good living. […read more]

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EXCLUSIVE: NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Auctions Valued Mementos to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t Be Blocked”

NNPA NEWSWIRE — EXCLUSIVE: All the mementos that served to recognize the Jabbar’s many accomplishments – the championship rings, MVP and All-Star trophies and other rare items from the legend – are available to the public in an auction that ends on Saturday, March 2. And, it’s all to benefit Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation, whose mission he said is to give kids a shot that can’t be blocked. […read more]

Both the CT6 and the Continental are the last two American-built and designed flagship cars. Our CT6 was equipped with Cadillac’s SuperCruise system. (Photo: JeffCars.com)
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The Battle Of The Flagship American Luxury Cars: 2018 Cadillac CT6 Premium AWD VS 2018 Lincoln Continental

NNPA NEWSWIRE — …there is a distinct difference in how both vehicles are tuned for the road, as well as the Cadillac is powered by a rear wheel drive, while the Lincoln was configured with a front wheel drive system. Buyers who are yearning to purchase a domestic flagship should drive both and see which one best fit their needs, before signing the dotted line. […read more]

Mike Espy
Community

Espy’s Path to the U.S. Senate Includes Black, White and ‘Purple People’ of Mississippi 

Mike Espy, the first African-American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi since Reconstruction, a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and now a practicing attorney, is running for a U.S. Senate seat against two Republican candidates in a special election. To win outright, a candidate needs 51 percent of the total vote or else the top two vote-getters will compete again in a run-off. […read more]

Op-Ed

A Plea to Save the Family Phone

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist This really struck me in the immediate aftermath of the South Carolina flood. I have two friends—a couple—who live in Charleston. I called them to check on their situation and quickly realized that they almost never answer their home Read More

Technology

Technology in Education: Research

by Johnny Taylor, MIT, MBA Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Over the last group of weeks we have been covering Technology in Education which included insights into Education Technology Infrastructure, Research and E-Learning. This week we will conclude the series with Read More

National

Megacommunities Bridge Minority STEM Gap

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to address persistent, racial disparities in science and engineering careers, educators and community stakeholders have embraced the “megacommunity” model of cooperation. The megacommunity model is characterized by its tri-sector approach to solving Read More