Tag: NASA

Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

| October 20, 2017

ALC panel encourages high school students to pursue STEM careers By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A recent panel discussion hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, showcased the importance of an education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The panel discussion was held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual […]

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Black Press played vital role in ‘Hiddn Figures’

Black Press played vital role in ‘Hiddn Figures’

| March 16, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly pays homage to the African-American women who worked as human computers in the space program. It’s a book that’s spawned an Academy Award-nominated movie and has brought to the fore the accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary […]

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From Freedom’s Journal to NNPA, Black Press still relevant

From Freedom’s Journal to NNPA, Black Press still relevant

| March 7, 2017

By Harry Colbert Jr. (Insight News/NNPA Member) No one is better equipped to tell your story better than you. And logic stands to reason that no one is better equipped and more passionate about telling our story than us. The stories of blacks in America are equally as triumphant as they are tragic. And many, […]

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Women: The often overlooked fuel component in the U.S. space program, science

Women: The often overlooked fuel component in the U.S. space program, science

| March 2, 2017

The recent success of the Hollywood film “Hidden Figures,” chronically the story of the black women mathematicians and computer scientists who were crucial to the opening success of the U.S. space program, has brought to the forefront the too often ignored contributions women have made to science and technology. The groundbreaking and brilliant precision work […]

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Black girl magic: ‘Hidden Figures’ outshines ‘La La Land’ at box office

Black girl magic: ‘Hidden Figures’ outshines ‘La La Land’ at box office

| March 2, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Looks like the myth that black films can’t make big money in Hollywood is about to become a thing of the past. In early February, “Hidden Figures” passed “La La Land” as the top-grossing (domestically) Oscar-nominated film in Hollywood this season. “Hidden Figures” focuses on three women who […]

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First black crew member to join International Space Station

First black crew member to join International Space Station

| March 2, 2017

By Shantella Y. Sherman (AFRO/NNPA Member) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected astronaut Jeanette Epps to join the crew of the International Space Station in 2018. Epps will become the first black crewmember to represent the U.S. on the station. The journey will mark the first time Epps has traveled to orbit, […]

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Brave souls braved elements to view African-American brave souls in ‘Hidden Figures

Brave souls braved elements to view African-American brave souls in ‘Hidden Figures

| February 9, 2017

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Like many brave souls, I braved the cold January elements to see the Academy Award nominated film “Hidden Figures that starred “Empire” sultriest, famed Taraji P. Henson, who portrayed Presidential Freedom Award recipient Katherine Johnson. And, I am glad I was able to do so. Just as St. Francis University accounting […]

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Q&A with ‘Hidden Figures’ director Theodore Melfi

Q&A with ‘Hidden Figures’ director Theodore Melfi

| January 31, 2017

By Edward Henderson (San Diego Voice and Viewpoint/NNPA Member) Imagine being in the running to direct the newest Spider-Man film. What kind of script would have to cross your desk to make you drop out of consideration? For me, it would have to be something that moved my soul, told a story that has never […]

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Science fiction can rescue black communities

Science fiction can rescue black communities

| October 20, 2013

October has been dubbed African American Speculative Fiction Month, to acknowledge the writers, artists, entertainers and independent publishers who are producing science fiction narratives, performances and art featuring Afrocentric themes.

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