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Day: <span>July 16, 2021</span>

OVERLOOKING BLACK EXCELLENCE

–by Jamel K. DonnorHigh school seniors with the highest GPA in their graduating class are chosen to be valedictorians and are often responsible for delivering the graduating speech. Salutatorians, who are high school seniors with the second-highest GPA in their graduating class, often give the opening remarks. The superintendent attributed the mix-up to a new […]readmore

In a Dish, a Mouse, Crafted From Stem Cells, Begins

UVA Researchers Harnessing Stem Cells to Grow Tissues and Organs CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 28, 2021 – The tiny mouse embryo has a heart that beats. Its muscles, blood vessels, gut and nervous system are beginning to develop. But this embryo is unusual: It was made in a lab, out of mouse embryonic stem cells, and represents […]readmore

After Half-Century in Prison, Should Black Panther Be Left to

Natasha LennardMarch 28 2021Sundiata Acoli is 84 years old and has been in prison for nearly half a century. When the state of New Jersey locked him up in 1974, Acoli was not sentenced to die behind bars; he has been eligible for parole for almost three decades. The much-loved father and grandfather has an […]readmore

NYCHA Ignored Warnings that Ventilation Woes Endangered Tenants During Pandemic,

Greg B. Smith, THE CITY“THE CITY (www.thecity.nyc) is an independent, nonprofit news organization dedicated to hard-hitting reporting that serves the people of New York.”A consultant repeatedly urged public housing managers to overhaul decrepit airflow systems in 240 complexes across the city. But NYCHA officials, who insisted there was no danger, did nothing for weeks as […]readmore

Black women dominating Track, Lane, Court, Barre at The Olympics

Simone Stancil,WriterAs we approach the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, which were postponed due to COVID-19, we couldn’t help but acknowledge the Black female athletes who have been dominating their sports and are going for the gold. Vashti CunninghamVashti Cunningham, daughter of former quarterback Randall Cunningham, won the women’s high jump at 6-5, qualifying for […]readmore