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NASA is finally paying tribute to the Black female mathematician who changed the history of space travel. Katherine Johnson, whose work was hidden for decades, was responsible for the calculations that enabled spacecraft to safely orbit Earth and to land on the moon. USA Today reports that the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility in Fairmont, West…

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The election of President Donald Trump has resulted in an unprecedented crackdown on free speech when it comes to government agencies. This week, Trump shutdown the Twitter accounts of the EPA, NASA, National Park Service and the Department of Health and Human Services. It is agreed by most reports that this is an attempt by…

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The Atlanta Business League’s 83rd annual meeting was held at the Delta Flight Museum. The Atlanta Business League was established in 1933 as an affiliate of the National Business League, founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington. It is Atlanta’s oldest minority business development and advocacy organization. It was designed with comprehensive programs of self-help and…

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Gadgets such as iPads and other tablets have made the world of learning a lot more interactive and fun. In the classrooms or at home, kids can learn simple skills such as phonics, addition or read books and learn about science and the world around them.  The following interactive apps that are great for little…

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On Sept. 26, the White House invited Congressman Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., for the launch of an initiative to retain women in scientific research careers, and to work with the administration in its focus on STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). “STEM education is education for the future. It is the gateway to American competitiveness,”…

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Beyoncé joined an elite list of artists earlier this month when a recorded wake-up call from the 4 singer was played for the crew of NASA’s space shuttle STS-135 Atlantis on Flight Day nine, Friday, July 8. According to The Atlantic, on the morning of Flight Day nine, the Atlantis’ loudspeakers began playing Beyoncé’s “Run…

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Georgia Institute of Technology graduate Leslie “Les” Lewis Allen finds doing business with the federal government “exciting.” Serving as the director of business development for Total Solutions, Inc., Lewis’ responsibilities include identifying federal contracts that fit within their corporate capabilities. She adds, “I assist with writing proposals and developing winning teams and relationships with other…

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