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Moments In History: George Washington Carver (video)

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  George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor who studied crop-rotation methods in the United States, He was the most prominent black scientist of the early 20th century. Carver was born into slavery in Newton County, Missouri. The date of his birth is uncertain and was not known to Carver; but it was before slavery was abolished in Missouri, which occurred in January…

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Black Health Matters presents The Close Gap Community Health Challenge

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Free virtual fair supporting heart health awareness in Detroit’s Black Community   Black Health Matters will host The Close the Gap Community Health Challenge, a free, virtual health fair aimed at raising awareness of heart health within the Black community. This virtual event will take place this Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 10:00 an to 5:00pm EST and features healthcare professionals from some of Detroit’s top…

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Xiaomi Technology Releases Heartwarming “Hello 2021” Film to Celebrate New York Heroes

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Xiaomi released a mini-documentary honoring New York’s heroes that persevered through all the challenges that 2020 brought. The film “Hello 2021” is the final component of the global technology company’s #ChargingHappiness campaign. The #ChargingHappiness campaign began with Xiaomi rallying 50 top TikTok creators to use its Redmi Power Bank in different hilarious ways. Then, Xiaomi set up a special installation in…

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GEORGIA RUN-OFF: THE PURGE

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Short Film Reveals 198,000 Voters Purged From the Rolls in Georgia ahead of Run-Off Investigative Report Released Today Reveals Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is No Hero Defending Democracy from Trump Narrated by Debra Messing Produced by George and Peggy DiCaprio, Thom Hartmann and Rosario Dawson Reported by Greg Palast, The Palast Fund FILM FOR CONSIDERATION: https://vimeo.com/496795601/6a60cb6766 Producers: George and Peggy DiCaprio, Thom Hartmann, Rosario Dawson Narrated by: Debra Messing Directed by: David Ambrose *Based on the investigative…

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Mobility Unlimited Challenge Winner Receives $1M for Ultra-lightweight Intelligent Wheelchair

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  Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta Challenges, announces winner of $4 million global Mobility Unlimited Challenge in virtual event Phoenix Instinct from the UK wins $1 million in prize money to help bring their Phoenix i wheelchair to market The winner’s announcement is a culmination of the three-year Mobility Unlimited Challenge which saw innovators from around the world…

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October 30th is National Checklist Day (video)

Put it on your checklist that it is National Day, which occurs every year around October 30th. It’s a day that lets you take pride yourself on your organizational skills by celebrating the humble checklist as the innovative tool that has stood the test of time. According to NationalDay.com : Without checklists, we can feel like we’re juggling a bunch…

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Aunt Jemima, Not Just Pancakes!

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Aunt Jemima is a brand of pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast foods. The Aunt Jemima pancake mix was advertised in 1889 as the first ready-mix. Aunt Jemima is based on the common enslaved “Mammy” archetype, a plump Black woman wearing a headscarf who is a devoted and submissive servant. Her skin is dark and dewy, with a pearly white smile. Although depictions vary…

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Mike’s Latest: System of the Down

  Check out Mike Sliwa’s latest video. The system is killing us while keeping us alive. Narrated by: Michael J Sliwa Editing: Rod Washington Video and Images: Storyblocks Chase a Different Carrot is a weekly series of short videos presented by Michael J. Sliwa. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dQpGwnN… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dVo9Jiu… Check out Mike’s Blog: https://michaelsliwa.wordpress.com/be… Check out Mike’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Differ… For news and videos…

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Celebrating World Teacher’s Day

World Teacher's Day

World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is an international day held annually on October 5. Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world. This recommendation outlines standards relating to education personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training as well…

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MasterClass Underscores Diversity of Thought and Knowledge

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  MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, unveiled a new brand identity that emphasizes its commitment to diversity of thought while giving a subtle nod to critical thinking and purposely leaving room for interpretation. From day one, MasterClass has been steeped in cultural currency. This redesign brings that…

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