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The Black Women of NASA — Celebrating their early contributions to the space race

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Jeanette Scissum (Image credit: NASA/MSFC) Jeanette A. Scissum, scientist and mathematician at NASA Marshall Jeanette Scissum joined NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in 1964 after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Alabama A&M University. Scissum published a NASA report in 1967, “Survey of Solar Cycle Prediction Models,” which put forward techniques…

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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

July 17, 2019

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN GENEVA (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health…

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No charges for police officer in chokehold death of Eric Garner

July 16, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t bring civil rights charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The decision not to bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo comes a day before the statute of limitations was set to…

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Schools still struggling with how to teach about slavery

July 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Corrie Davis, left, picks up her son Turner from Big Shanty Elementary School in Kennesaw, Ga. The previous month, the school invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War. Davis says a white student dressed as a plantation owner approached her son and said “You are my slave.” She requested…

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Will White House advisory council act end America’s affordable housing crisis?

July 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Ta-Nehisi Coates By Charlene Crowell TriceEdneyWire.com Nearly 90 years ago, Kelly Miller,  a Black sociologist and mathematician, said, “The Negro is up against the white man’s standard, without the white man’s opportunity.”  As the first Black man to enroll as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in 1908, Miller also authored a…

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In Memoriam: Disney actor Cameron Boyce dies at age 20

July 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Cameron Boyce (Photo: Shutterstock) associated press LOS ANGELES — Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise “Descendants” and the Adam Sandler “Grown Ups” movies, has died. He was 20 years old. Boyce, who played Carlos Oscar De Vil in “Descendants,” died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles,…

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Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B in military funding to build border wall

June 29, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists who contended that…

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Tuskegee Airman who flew 142 WWII combat missions dies at 99

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Actress Loni Anderson receives the Millie Taylor award from Lt. Col. Bob Friend, the oldest living Tuskegee Airman, during the 2nd Annual Heroes Helping Heroes Benefit Concert at The House of Blues on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS LONG BEACH, Calif. — World War…

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High court puts citizenship question on hold in census case

June 28, 2019

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday maintained a hold on the Trump administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, and the question’s opponents say there’s no time to revisit the issue before next week’s scheduled start to the printing of census forms….

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Senate passes $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, speaks with reporters following a meeting with fellow Democrats focusing on a path to emergency humanitarian aid to help migrants detained on the southwestern border. Escobar’s district is home to the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, near El Paso where immigrant children have been detained. (AP Photo/J. Scott…

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