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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5 Tips for Creating Authentic Homeschooling STEM Lessons While Schools Are Closed.

#STEM has been increasing in popularity within classrooms and across social media as of late. STEM is not a subject in and of itself, it is a way of teaching and learning that can be integrated into all aspects of your instruction. It focuses on an engineering design process and collaboration. The way I’ve integrated STEM has changed drastically over the past 3 years, since beginning teaching, however the basic fundamentals are concrete. 1. There is a problem to solve with criteria to meet –

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University Of Maryland at Baltimore, students got matched with top STEM employers hiring at BEYA 2020

The 2020 BEYA STEM Conference ran from February 13-15 but job-related celebrations continue. Christine Routzahn, director of the career center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), sent in an upbeat wrap-up. From the opportunity to promote UMBC’s flagship science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program to students who landed jobs and internships with Boston Scientific, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin, and more.“On behalf of UMBC and our teams, we wanted to

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STEM: The New Horizon for both Black Youth and Black Entrepreneurs

According to the federal government, members of racial and ethnic minority groups project to become the majority of America’s population in the next 30 years. Today, however, they account for just 28 percent of America’s STEM workers. Still, despite underrepresentation, Black innovators have made countless discoveries that have defined current STEM fields.So much so that online magazine ID Tech highlighted some African Americans, past and present, who they said should routinely garner

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