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Kenya First In Africa To Make Electronic Chips Amid Questions Over Relevance Of Tech

Edited by Kipchumba Some and Amrita Das | Zenger News NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya, known for its Konza Technopolis — dubbed “Africa’s Silicon Savannah” — is...

NIH Vaccine Designer Takes Coronavirus Research to Harvard

By LAURAN NEERGAARD The U.S. government scientist who helped design one of the first COVID-19 vaccines and then tackled skepticism of the shots in communities of color...

PRESS ROOM: Leading CEOs Champion Equity for the Black Community in Accessing COVID-19 Vaccines

Led by a diverse group of Black CEOs, this initiative gathers resources from respected and trusted community and business leaders, health professionals and public officials to ensure that accurate and transparent information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available to Black Americans. Our country’s long history of unethical medical practices in the Black community has increased distrust around medical science and may contribute to hesitancy among Black Americans to take the vaccine.

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.