Day: November 19, 2021

Education

Maryland High School Teacher Wins $1 Million Global Teacher Prize

The Varkey Foundation’s $1 million Global Teacher Prize was awarded to a high school teacher from Maryland who beat over 8,000 candidates. According to CBS News, Keishia Thorpe, a teacher at International High School at Langley Park in Prince George’s County, was nominated from thousands of teachers from 121 nations.The ceremony was organized by actress […]readmore

Black History

‘We Are Not Going to Be Bullied’

Black Louisiana veterans fight to keep building that has honored their sacrifices for more than six decades www.splcenter.orgWhen members of the so-called Greatest Generation returned home from World War II and the Korean War, most were accepted with open arms.But not everyone.“The Black veterans had no place of their own,” former Louisiana state Rep. Terry […]readmore

National News

Two Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X to be Exonerated

In a shocking turn of events, the two men convicted of the 1965 killing of Malcolm X, Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam, will be exonerated today, Thursday, after spending a combined 42 years in prison. The action comes after a two-year investigation by Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance and the Innocence Project. The NY Times […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On 11/18

NEW YORK, NEW YORKMayor elect Eric Adams announced his transition team which will be led by Sheena Wright, United Way of NY President/CEO, with 9 co-chairs, including Kyle Bragg, SEIU; Charles Phillips Infor CEO; Felix Rodriguez, CUNY Chancellor; Stephen Scherr, Goldman Sachs CFO; and Darren Walker, Ford Foundation President. Interested in a job, Visit ADAMSTRANSITION2021.COM. […]readmore

Environment

A World in Danger: Past Time to Act

BARBADOS’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley delivered an important speech at the opening ceremony of COP26 – just weeks before the country is due to sever its ties from the Queen as a sovereign Ms Mottley was given a position of prominence at the opening ceremony of COP26, the climate change summit taking place in Glasgow. […]readmore

Environment

What the World Did and Didn’t Accomplish at COP26

The biggest climate conference in history was a tiny step toward solving a gargantuan problem GLASGOW, Scotland — The high-stakes COP26 climate change talks in Glasgow concluded on Saturday evening with the strongest government commitments to fighting climate change in history. Yet they’re still not enough to meet the ambitious targets of the Paris climate […]readmore