Black officers face discipline more often than white police

A new analysis shows that Black police officers were more frequently disciplined for misconduct than white officers, despite an essentially equal number of allegations being leveled. The researchers looked at of racial differences in the disciplining of police officers in three of the largest US cities. The study included allegations of severe misconduct. “We found…

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Cricket ‘singing’ has been the same for 300 million years

The sound-making, hearing mechanisms in crickets go back more than 300 million years, researchers report. There have been many changes to the way insects within the Orthoptera order hear and create sounds, but the lineage of their songs dates back around 350 million years, says Hojun Song, an associate professor in the entomology department at…

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Seriously Gaming

How can Blacks finally get in the game, and become creators of the games we all love? Thirty years ago Nintendo brought Game Boy to the United States, where it became an instant icon of the 80s’. Game Boy and Game Boy Color would go on to sell 118.69 million units worldwide. From Super Mario…

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eSports and HBCUs: A Conversation with David Hughes

Hampton University will become the first HBCU with an eSports gaming lab Historically, Blacks and Hispanics in the United States have been ‘late to the game’ or ‘sidelined’ in matters involving technological advances. The digital divide is the term we use to describe this gap in technology access between the haves and the have-nots. In…

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How The Coronavirus Crisis Is forcing School Districts to Bridge The Digital Divide

Two weeks ago, Gov. Newsom announced that Californians should not count on schools reopening before summer break. Most school districts had already announced that their campuses would be closed for two to four weeks to support the containment of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).Prior to most schools “terminating classroom instruction,” Newsom issued an executive order ensuring that teachers would be paid during school closures and that districts would receive their regular funding as

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Schools Are Closed. But STEM Learning Doesn’t Stop.

In the wake of coronavirus quarantines and stay-at-home orders, many schools and colleges have canceled summer academies. Career-exploration camps help young people to harness the power of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and gain valuable skills as they learn about some of the most in-demand careers.For example, the Central Virginia Community Community College (CVCC) Summer Academy for middle and high school students included mechatronics and the art of engineering.

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Coronavirus And HBCUs: How Black Colleges Are Reacting To COVID-19Institutions take different steps in the wake of a spreading virus.

Norfolk even created a fun video on how to stay healthy during this season. Click the image to see the video above.As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, many schools in heavily hit areas are already shutting down in-person classes and events. In New York state alone, schools like New York University, Syracuse University and Columbia University have suspended in-person classes in favor of classes held remotely, according to Business Insider. According to the Center for Disease

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