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NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS launches

<b>(CNN) —</b> TESS, NASA's planet-hunting satellite, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:51 p.m. ET Wednesday. It had a 30-second launch window. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but rescheduled to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control …

Astronomy

Fannie Lou Hamer | American Experience

Freedom Summer | Article<p>Fannie Lou Hamer<p>Fannie Lou Hamer was born in 1917, the 20th child of Lou Ella and James Lee Townsend, sharecroppers east of …

Black History

11-year-old speaks up for the black girls whose stories don't make the front page

<b>(CNN) —</b> Naomi Wadler took the stage at Saturday's March for Our Lives in Washington with one message: Black girls have been left out of the gun violence conversation for too long.<p>"I am here today to acknowledge and represent the African American girls whose stories don't make the front page of …

Women of Color

The Story Behind 'The Christmas Song'

In 1946, Nat King Cole became the first recording artist to wrap his lush vocals around what would become a standard of the holiday season, "The Christmas Song." But that song was written by a different crooner: Mel Tormé.<p>NPR's Noel King spoke with Mel Tormé's youngest son, James — an accomplished …

Christmas

Little Known Black History Fact: Reginald Lewis

<b>Reginald F. Lewis</b> was the nation’s richest African-American in the ’80’s and the first to build a billion-dollar company. This morning in his …

Harvard Law School

NASA spacecraft swings by Earth on way to asteroid

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock.<p>Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex …

Space
Comedians

Nasa facility honors African American woman who plotted key space missions

Research center named after Katherine Johnson, 99, whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures: ‘I liked work. I liked the stars and the stories we were telling’<p>Katherine Johnson, the mathematician whose calculations influenced some of the most important missions of the space age, on Friday …

Black History

This female astronaut just made all kinds of history

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson landed back on Earth on Sunday where her capsule touched down in Kazakhstan, reports <i>Engadget</i>. <b>During her time in space, Whitson spent a whopping 665 days on the International Space Station.</b> That length allowed her to set two records: the longest time spent on the ISS for …

Space Exploration

The School District just launched a Netflix of sorts for professional development

As part of a broader digital makeover within the <b>School District of Philadelphia</b>, the institution’s website just made available a lil <b>Netflix</b> of …

Education
Space Science

International Space Station crew members show you what these cities look like from space

If you ever imagined a scenario where you got to spend all of your time on the International Space Station looking out the window at Earth and trying …

Space

NASA Live

Live broadcasts of events airing on NASA Television and NASA's social media channels, and a schedule of upcoming events including announcements, …

Social Media

Watch the Total Solar Eclipse in 60 Seconds

Charleston, South Carolina, was one of the lucky spots to witness a total solar eclipse on Monday, the first one to sweep across the U.S. from …

Solar Eclipse

NASA recorded the International Space Station flying in front of the solar eclipse

As the moon sneaked in front of the sun during Monday's total solar eclipse, a NASA photographer captured a once-in-a-lifetime sight.<p>Joel Kowsky, one of the space agency's photo editors, was near Banner, Wyoming, to watch the solar eclipse when he photographed the International Space Station …

Space
Syrian National Council
Syrian National Council

Google Doodle Honors 100th Anniversary Of NAACP's Silent Protest Parade

Photo via: Underwood Archives/ Getty Images<p>Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Silent Protest Parade, where almost 10,000 African Americans came …

The John Coltrane Record That Made Modern Music

50 years after his death, John Coltrane—and specifically his final free jazz record Interstellar Space—is still making its mark on jazz, electronic, and hip-hop artists today.<p>Today, exactly 50 years will have passed since the death of John Coltrane, one of the most groundbreaking and technically …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Kid correspondent Miles Brown takes over the NBA Awards red carpet Video

"Black-ish" star Miles Brown brings the best moments from basketball's big night.

New Albums

A template for critical thinking

You might recall that last week we touched on the subject of critical thinking skills being included on college syllabi with the underlying and false …

Is Amazon crazy for wanting to buy Slack for $9 billion?

One of Bloomberg’s last pieces filed late Wednesday night noted that Amazon wanted to buy group chat service Slack, and valued the business at a whopping $9 billion.<p>I’m trying to make sense of that figure, because that’s a lotta zeroes, and a whole lot more than the $3.8 billion valuation Slack saw …

Venture Capital

Best Buy Has a New Way to Fight Amazon

The company has a new partner that lets it do something its rival does not offer.<p>For a long time, <b>Best Buy</b>'s (NYSE:BBY) biggest advantage became its …

Father’s Day and Juneteenth are back-to-back weekend celebrations

If you appreciate African culture, you get a double reason to celebrate Father's Day and Juneteenth this Sunday (Father's Day) and Monday …

On Flag Day, Remembering The Red, Black And Green

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>This piece contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>It's Flag Day! On this week's podcast, we explore the ways that communities of color in the United States relate to the Stars and Stripes.<p>And we thought it worth a few moments to celebrate a flag created nearly a century ago …

Black History

A Lot Of People Think The Poster For Marvel's "Black Panther" Pays Homage To The Founder Of The Black Panther Party

Is that supposed to look like Huey P. Newton's iconic image or nah?

Black Panther

Ruth Carter Is The Veteran Black Costume Designer Serving Looks In Black Panther

The former ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood honoree brought the aesthetic world of Wakanda to life with African-inspired costumes.<p>Amidst all the …

Black Panther
Black History
Black History