The History of Memorial Day The Brazilian Dance Passinho Gains Recongnition The Father of Modern Surfing Historic Graduate Presents Diploma to Granddaughter  India’s Election Process Lue Gim Gong: The Citrus Wizard Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Rosenwald Schools Educated African Americans in the South Students Rewarded for Using Artificial Intelligence in Archaeology Endurance Runner Completes Charity Run Across Africa Examining Japan’s Population Decline The Baltimore Bridge Collapse Growth and Challenges for World’s Busiest Airports Maryland’s First Colonial Settlement Unearthed 386 Years Later Earth Day 2024: “Planet vs. Plastics” Happy Birthday, Library of Congress! National Financial Literacy Month Kugali Media Creates African Comics and More Elections in Turkey The 2024 Solar Eclipse

The History of Memorial Day
May 27, 2024

The History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday to honor members of the military who lost their lives during wars or conflicts. Many local communities hold patriotic celebrations that include parades, fireworks, and flag displays. Memorial Day is observed annually on the last Monday of May as a federal holiday. While the holiday honors fallen service members, […]

The Brazilian Dance Passinho Gains Recongnition
May 23, 2024

The Brazilian Dance Passinho Gains Recongnition

Passinho is a unique Brazilian dance style. It was created in the 2000s by young people in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. Favelas are lower income neighborhoods within Brazil’s largest cities. Passinho is a dance of nimble leg movements and quick steps. The dance is set to Brazilian funk music. It incorporates elements from various other […]

The Father of Modern Surfing
May 23, 2024

The Father of Modern Surfing

As we celebrate the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community during the month of May, btw remembers the father of modern surfing. Hawaiian legend Duke Kahanamoku was also a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming.  Duke Kahanamoku’s Early Life  Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku was born in Honolulu in 1890 when Hawaii […]

Historic Graduate Presents Diploma to Granddaughter 
May 15, 2024

Historic Graduate Presents Diploma to Granddaughter 

On a June day in 1965, Ronald Yancey became the first African American to graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology (commonly known as Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia. Yancey returned to the 2024 Georgia Tech graduation ceremony to present his granddaughter, Deanna Yancey, with her diploma. Both earned degrees in electrical engineering.   Deanna earned […]

India’s Election Process
May 15, 2024

India’s Election Process

India has the challenge of conducting the largest general election in the world. The election began on April 19, 2024, and will last until June 1, 2024. Voters will determine members of the lower house of parliament. The Election Commission of India (ECI) will announce election results on June 4, 2024.  Registered Voters  India has […]

Lue Gim Gong: The Citrus Wizard
May 15, 2024

Lue Gim Gong: The Citrus Wizard

The next time you enjoy eating a sweet, juicy Valencia orange, think of Lue Gim Gong. In 1911, Lue Gim Gong created a new type of orange that could withstand cold temperatures as it grew. Today, the Lue Gim Gong orange is more commonly known as a Valencia orange. Because of the orange’s importance, Lue […]

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 8, 2024

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is a month-long celebration of the cultures and contributions of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community. People from many diverse backgrounds make up this sizable group. Asian Americans include Americans who can trace their heritage to any of the countries in Asia. Native Hawaiians come from the Hawaiian Islands. Pacific […]

Rosenwald Schools Educated African Americans in the South
May 8, 2024

Rosenwald Schools Educated African Americans in the South

May 17, 2024, is the 70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that ended the system of racially segregated schools in the United States. To commemorate this important achievement for equality and civil rights, btw takes a look at the history of the Rosenwald Schools.  In the early 1900s, a […]

Students Rewarded for Using Artificial Intelligence in Archaeology
May 8, 2024

Students Rewarded for Using Artificial Intelligence in Archaeology

When the Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 C.E., molten rock and ash buried nearby cities and everything in them. About 16,000 people may have died in the explosion, though the exact number of casualties is unknown. Since the 1700s, archaeologists have been uncovering and exploring the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum that were […]

Endurance Runner Completes Charity Run Across Africa
May 2, 2024

Endurance Runner Completes Charity Run Across Africa

Russ Cook, a 27-year-old endurance runner, was unhappy and needed a project to help others and improve his outlook.  Russ decided to run the length of Africa. His adventure began on April 22, 2023, at the southern tip of South Africa. He took a western route, finishing at the northern part of Africa in Tunisia. […]