National Election in Mexico Will Be Held in June India’s Supreme Court Rules on Campaign Donations Black History Month: Celebrating Black Filmmakers, Storytellers, and Actors Black History Month: Bessie Burke’s Education Legacy Developers Add New Skin Features to <i>The Sims 4</i> Effects of Oil Spill Near Trinidad and Tobago Learning About Presidents Day Remembering Aboriginal Leader Lowitja O’Donoghue Record HBCU Donation Made to Spelman College Layoffs in the Tech Industry Kahoot! Celebrating Black History Image May Solve Amelia Earhart Mystery Motel Renovation Highlights Role of A.G. Gaston in the Civil Rights Movement French Farmers Halt Protests After Government Promises Changes Black History Month: The Musical Legacy of Florence Price The New FAFSA: Faster to Complete But Frustrating Delays A New King and Queen for Denmark New Hampshire Primary Results Reducing Food Waste in Mexico City Market YOU DECIDE: Should Primary Elections Be Open?

National Election in Mexico Will Be Held in June
Feb 28, 2024

National Election in Mexico Will Be Held in June

Mexico will hold a major national election on June 2, 2024. Voters will select a new president to replace outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. In Mexico, the president is limited to one six-year term.   In addition to electing a new president, this election is of major significance because the entire national legislature is up […]

India’s Supreme Court Rules on Campaign Donations
Feb 28, 2024

India’s Supreme Court Rules on Campaign Donations

On Thursday, February 22, 2024, India’s highest court, the Supreme Court of India, changed how political parties can receive money for election campaigns. The court struck down a system called “electoral bonds” that allowed people and companies to give money to political parties anonymously, or without revealing who they were.   Electoral Bonds  The electoral bonds […]

Black History Month: Celebrating Black Filmmakers, Storytellers, and Actors
Feb 28, 2024

Black History Month: Celebrating Black Filmmakers, Storytellers, and Actors

On February 17, 2024, the National Black Movie Association observed National Black Movie Day (NBMD). The association urged everyone to celebrate by watching Black movies at home or in theaters. Viewers were also encouraged to share their favorite Black films, actors, directors, and screenwriters on social media.   National Black Movie Association  Agnes Moss founded the […]

Black History Month: Bessie Burke’s Education Legacy
Feb 22, 2024

Black History Month: Bessie Burke’s Education Legacy

In 1911, Bessie Bruington Burke made history as the first African American teacher in the Los Angeles, California, public school system. Just seven years later, she made history again when she became the school system’s first African American school principal.   Top of Her Class  Burke was born in Los Angeles in 1891. Several years earlier, […]

Developers Add New Skin Features to <i>The Sims 4</i>
Feb 22, 2024

Developers Add New Skin Features to The Sims 4

Developers of The Sims 4 recently updated the options in the video game to give players the choice of adding a skin condition, known as vitiligo, to their characters’ appearance. The Sims is a popular series of video games where players create and control characters in a life simulation.   What is Vitiligo?  Vitiligo (vit•ill•EYE•go) is […]

Effects of Oil Spill Near Trinidad and Tobago
Feb 22, 2024

Effects of Oil Spill Near Trinidad and Tobago

An oil spill near the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago has been declared a national emergency. On February 7, 2024, the nation’s coast guard spotted oil coming from an overturned ship about 4 miles (6 km) off the coast of the island of Tobago in the Caribbean Sea.  Oil has washed ashore and covered […]

Learning About Presidents Day
Feb 16, 2024

Learning About Presidents Day

Each year on the third Monday in February, the United States celebrates Presidents’ Day. This holiday’s history began in 1885. That’s when Congress established February 22 as a day off for all federal government workers to honor George Washington’s birthday.  The Holiday’s History  This was the first federal holiday created to honor an individual’s birth […]

Remembering Aboriginal Leader Lowitja O’Donoghue
Feb 15, 2024

Remembering Aboriginal Leader Lowitja O’Donoghue

Lowitja O’Donoghue, a prominent figure in Australian history and Australia’s Aborigine community, passed away February 4, 2024, at age 91. Throughout her life, she was deeply committed to advocating for the health and rights of Aborigines.  The Aborigines are the indigenous, or native, people of Australia. They have a rich cultural history dating back tens […]

Record HBCU Donation Made to Spelman College
Feb 15, 2024

Record HBCU Donation Made to Spelman College

A $100 million donation was made to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 18, 2024. It is the largest financial donation given to a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).   The bulk of the record donation, $75 million, is to be used for scholarship endowments. The remaining $25 million will fund programs for public […]

Layoffs in the Tech Industry
Feb 15, 2024

Layoffs in the Tech Industry

In 2023, more than 260,000 jobs in the United States were lost in the technology industry. During the first four weeks of 2024, nearly 100 technology companies laid off about 25,000 employees combined. This included workers from Google, Amazon, TikTok, and Microsoft. Why are employees being let go in an industry that continues to innovate?  […]