Friday, December 4, 2020


AFRO Now Available on Apple News

By AFRO Staff The AFRO American Newspaper is now available on Apple’s News app. The app, built into all iPhones and iPads, allows users to access news from around the world for free. The AFRO is posting news from the paper...

Miss USA Encourages Youth to Pursue STEAM Careers

By Micha Green, Washington, D.C. AFRO Editor, mgreen@ Kára McCullough, a scientist turned Miss USA 2017, is encouraging students to pursue science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) careers through her newest program, “Take Flight with SE4K.” Science Exploration For Kids (SE4K) is...

Discover the Power of Unplugging

Technology has been one of my BFFs ever since I discovered its power when I logged in to the LexisNexis research service as a first-year law student at Howard University School of Law in 1986. Fast forward three decades...

Maryland Must Stay Committed To Clean Energy

The oil and natural gas industry is responsible for 138,000 asthma attacks leading to over 100,000 missed school days each year for African American children nationwide. This was concluded in a groundbreaking new study by the Clean Air Task...

Nigerian-Born Tech Entrepreneur Inks Deal with Apple to Sell Gaming Robot

Nigerian-born Englishman Silas Adekunle has raised more than $7 million to fund an innovative gaming robot that can be used, in part, to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Adekunle is the CEO of Reach Robotics, a tech...

D.C. Seniors Get Crash Course in Technology

Elderly residents learned how to surf the web and use and understand digital applications and devices on Nov. 9 at the FH Faunteroy Enrichment Center, in the Deanwood neighborhood in Northeast, Washington, D.C. The free event was sponsored by...

Bridging History with Digital Technology

The lines outside of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture show no signs of dissipating, with online ticket reservations secured through January 2017. For those who wish to get a sneak peek or even...

Technology Can Keep Kids Learning Throughout the Summer

By William R. Roberts With summer vacation in full swing, thoughts of warm weather fun, sleeping in and spending time with friends tends to top most children’s to-do list. For too many youngsters, however, one essential activity is missing: retaining...
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