Largest Black-Owned Carrier, Figgers Wireless, Partners With Black-Owned Streaming Service, kweliTV

The founders of two of the nation’s most innovative Black-owned companies, Figgers Wireless and kweliTV, have joined forces to offer discounts to their customers. Freddie Figgers, founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, and DeShuna Spencer, founder and CEO of kweliTV Nationwide — Figgers Wireless, the nation’s largest Black-owned carrier, is offering current and new subscribers…

Watch a tiny robot back flip through a real colon

A rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs can travel throughout a colon to deliver drugs by doing back flips, researchers report. Why the back flips? Because the goal is to use these robots to transport drugs in humans, whose colons and other organs have rough terrain. Side flips work, too. The robot…

Some pre-existing conditions triple COVID death risk

Certain pre-existing conditions may double or triple mortality risk for COVID-19, researchers report. A large, international study of COVID-19 patients confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke, and cancer can increase a patient’s risk of dying from the virus. The researchers say their findings may help public health officials…

Gates Foundation Teams Up With HBCUs to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

Gates Foundation Teams Up With HBCUs to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic Filed in HBCUs on October 16, 2020 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced grants of $15 million for historically Black colleges and universities who will participate in The Just Project of the foundation. Through The Just Project, 29 of the…