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Katherine Johnson, a pioneering NASA mathematician featured in ‘Hidden Figures,’ dies at 101

    Katherine Johnson, a pioneering NASA mathematician featured in ‘Hidden Figures,’ dies at 101

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 Feb. 24 in Newport News, Va.

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U.S. Court of Appeals denies Ronnie Long’s appeal

    U.S. Court of Appeals denies Ronnie Long’s appeal

After waiting patiently for nearly a year to hear back from the United States Court of Appeals, last week Ronnie Long, a N.C. man who has spent 43 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, finally got a verdict, but it wasn’t the one he wanted.

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Trump’s U.S. airstrike sparks tensions

    Trump’s U.S. airstrike sparks tensions

Trump’s U.S. airstrike sparks tensions

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Black News Channel Network launch fulfills lifelong dream of J.C. Watts

    Black News Channel Network launch fulfills lifelong  dream of J.C. Watts

On January 6, 2020, the Black News Channel (BNC) became the nation’s only 24-hour news and information television network focused primarily on African Americans. The historic launch of the BNC fulfilled the business dream and vision of J.C. Watts, Jr., a nationally known entrepreneur and former U.S. Congressman representing Oklahoma’s Fourth District.

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Author creates computer science doll to promote STEM learning

  Author creates computer science doll to promote STEM learning

Bukola Somide, creator of 14-inch Somi, the first ever Computer Science Interactive Doll, is on a mission to make playtime educational and entertaining.

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Dr. Gail C. Christopher named executive director at National Collaborative for Health Equity

  Dr. Gail C. Christopher named executive  director at National Collaborative for Health Equity

The National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE) today announced that Executive Director and Co-Founder Dr. Brian Smedley will resign effective October 31, 2019, to assume a new role as Chief of Psychology in the Public Interest at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Gail Christopher, former vice president and senior advisor at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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Rep. Waters responds to the release of a white nationalist who plotted to kill elected officials

  Rep. Waters responds to the release of a white nationalist who plotted to kill elected officials

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement after a federal judge ordered the release of Christopher Hasson, a self-described white nationalist who plotted to kill Rep.

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Food Stamps issued early for the month of February

  Food Stamps issued early for the month of February

Forsyth County Department of Social Services (FCDSS) is working diligently to ensure the community is aware of the various changes due to the Federal shutdown.

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Suing the government is not an option to end shutdown

  Suing the government is not an option to end shutdown

As the government shutdown enters an unprecedented fifth week, some are calling for drastic measures to end the stalemate.

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Kamala Harris is Right Choice to ‘Save our Country’

  Kamala Harris is Right Choice to ‘Save our Country’

Sen. Kamala Harris announced her candidacy for president on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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