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OP-ED: Where We Go from Here

So, for me, 2021 is about hope and about working for a better life for all and a better nation together as we rise from the terrible test that 2020 has been. It is about recommitting to one another and to good works to help our brothers and sisters in need. And even before we voted for inclusion, we were already making good trouble. White, Black and Brown nationwide took to the streets this past spring and summer to ask our nation — to demand of our nation — that we address the systematic racism that has plagued this country since its founding. That has torn the very fabric of our country and created so much pain and loss. With one voice, all were saying: ‘Please, at long last, fix this.’” — Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW

Discovery Education Hosting Event to Celebrate Black Leaders in STEM

“The members of the STEM Careers Coalition want to prepare all students for future success, and they believe STEM education helps, no matter what career and life choices students make after graduation,” Marla Wilson, executive director of the STEM Careers Coalition, told NNPA Newswire. “I have always been interested in understanding how communities coexist with industrial activities,” added Uni Blake, a senior policy advisor at API.

LIVESTREAM: CDC’s Chief COVID-19 Health Equity Officer Talks New Virus Variant, Safety with the...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring a new strain of the...

While Some Minority Students and Teachers Thrive in Distant Learning, Others Struggle Daily

“There’s a bunch of research about the value add of Black teachers in school. It turns out that Black teachers help all students to perform better,” says Sekou Biddle, the Vice President of Advocacy and Student Professional Development Programs at the United Negro College Fund. “White students perform better too. When Black people do well, everyone does well. The problem is that when others do well without us doing well, they leave us behind,” concluded Biddle, who leads advocacy efforts to ensure that more African American students will be college-ready and better prepared to enroll in and complete college.

President-Elect Joe Biden Announces Key Members of Health Team

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden announced key nominations and appointments of his health team, including Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services; Dr....

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