IBM Establishes First Quantum Education and Research Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

ARMONK, NY―This week, IBM announced its first IBM Quantum education and research initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), aimed at driving a diverse and inclusive quantum workforce. Led by Howard University and … Continue reading IBM Establishes First Quantum Education and Research Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Remembering Chadwick Boseman

Actor Chadwick Boseman, star of Marvel Studios’ groundbreaking film Black Panther, has passed away at the age of 43. By Ryan Coogler Before sharing my thoughts on the passing of the … Continue reading Remembering Chadwick Boseman

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CES 2021 Moves to an All-Digital Experience

ARLINGTON, VA — The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced CES 2021®  — January 6-9, 2021 — will be an all-digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world. The new format will … Continue reading CES 2021 Moves to an All-Digital Experience

An “Ecological Paradise”: Tesla Gigafactory Austin is now Official

AUSTIN, TX (BDPA Austin) — “We’re going to make it a factory that is going to be stunning; it’s right on the Colorado River. So we’re actually going to have … Continue reading An “Ecological Paradise”: Tesla Gigafactory Austin is now Official

Norton Releases Statement on Passing of Her Friend and Colleague, Civil Rights Leader Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who was a colleague of the late Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) first in the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and then in the … Continue reading Norton Releases Statement on Passing of Her Friend and Colleague, Civil Rights Leader Congressman John Lewis

Charter to Expand Distribution of Black News Channel and Offer Network to Video Subscribers Across All Markets

Charter Will Make the Network Available by early September to Subscribers of Spectrum TV Silver and Higher Video Tiers STAMFORD, Conn. – Charter Communications, Inc. today announced it plans to significantly … Continue reading Charter to Expand Distribution of Black News Channel and Offer Network to Video Subscribers Across All Markets

U.S. Navy graduates its first Black female fighter pilot

NAS KINGSVILLE, TX — The U.S. Navy’s first Black female fighter pilot has earned her wings, according to the service. The Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), Rear Admiral Robert … Continue reading U.S. Navy graduates its first Black female fighter pilot

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NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

WASHINGTON ― NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. … Continue reading NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

Captain Lucinda Cunningham, USCG Cyber Exec, Retires

WASHINGTON — The Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Karl Schultz, presided over a retirement ceremony on Thursday, 21 May 2020, for Captain Lucinda Cunningham, United States Coast Guard. CAPT … Continue reading Captain Lucinda Cunningham, USCG Cyber Exec, Retires

Amazon Announces All-New Fire HD 8 Tablets for the Entire Family

SEATTLE —  Amazon today announced the next generation of its Fire HD 8 tablet lineup, designed with the entire family in mind: the all-new Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 … Continue reading Amazon Announces All-New Fire HD 8 Tablets for the Entire Family

D.C. Mayor Delivers a $4.6 Million Technology Investment with 16,400 Devices to Students

WASHINGTON – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Public Schools (DCPS) began delivering more than 16,400 technology devices to students across all eight wards as a part of the Empowered … Continue reading D.C. Mayor Delivers a $4.6 Million Technology Investment with 16,400 Devices to Students

STEM Conference honors Army CIO as 2020 Black Engineer of the Year

WASHINGTON — Lieutenant General Bruce T. Crawford, U.S. Army, who was sworn in as the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO) on Aug. 1. 2017, was awarded the Black Engineer of … Continue reading STEM Conference honors Army CIO as 2020 Black Engineer of the Year