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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Katherine Johnson, the legendary NASA physicist and mathematician whose work played a key role in the early successes of the U.S. space program, passed away at 101 years old on the morning of February 24 in Newport News, Va. Johnson played a pivotal role in helping the U.S. land ...
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    By Dianne Anderson A little nudge sometimes can have a big impact. When Dr. Fred Calhoun came on as Orange County NAACP branch president last February, one of his top goals was going after the thing he knew best — the educational system. Soon after taking his seat, he began sending notices to community colleges ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kids from Riverside and San Bernardino schools will converge on Bourns Inc. headquarters in Riverside for a conference sure to spark their young inventive minds around cutting-edge technology. If there is any doubt about how much they crave technology, last year about 5,000 students were put on the waiting list to attend ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Tenacious businesswoman, loving grandmother, teacher and down to earth social justice advocate are a just few of the many endearing qualities to describe local tech diva, Cynthia Renee Frazier. Ms. Frazier passed away last week. Charmain Johnson reflects on 20 years of their friendship, the long intellectual conversations about the community, business ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some of the world’s top coders today started as whiz kids working major miracles out of their garages with little more than dial-up internet on clunky first generation computers. Since then, powerful algorithms, artificial intelligence, and cool gadgets have evolved into great paying STEM fields, but where a lot of Black and ...
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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire recently launched its peer-to-peer youth mentoring program in the city of Rialto. A $110K grant from Marathon Petroleum Corp. will enable the agency to serve an additional 100 youth through High School Bigs programs at Kelley, Preston and Casey elementary schools. Teen volunteers from Rialto and Eisenhower ...
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    The University of California, Riverside Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program has received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest publication in higher education addressing diversity and inclusion. The award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Robotics and coding for the boys in the 100 Black Men in Long Beach programming have been a futuristic vision for Howard Perry for a long time coming. Through a recent collaboration with a local educational non-profit, some of their programs came to life, giving rad robots, technology and engineering a new ...