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Re: George Washington Carver: Scientist and Inventor

Xumbrarchist ·
Memories of grade school. The nuns at my school had this record about George Washington Carver and they would occasionally bring a portable phonograph to class and play it for us. It got to the point where I would think, "Oh no! They are going to play that thing about George Washington Carver AGAIN !" Make a big deal about the person but never actually teach any science. Where did he learn science himself, before he started doing it that is? Xum
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Re: George Washington Carver: Scientist and Inventor

Xumbrarchist ·
Here is the point from 1974. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_3zmx1jxIA Watch at 30:33. "Us Bloods don't care nuthin' about science." Xum
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Re: 13 Top STEM Fields Every Black Student Should Consider And Why

Xumbrarchist ·
Here is the problem: intellectual preparation before college. If a student did not take 4 years of math in high school how ready are they for engineering in college? I clearly remember two White boys in my class at the end of sophomore year dropping out of math after the two required years. I asked them why they were doing it. They both looked at me like I was CRAZY. OK, I was a math nerd. To me math was one of the few fun classes. But let's not pretend anybody can just get through STEM...
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13 Top STEM Fields Every Black Student Should Consider And Why

sunnubian ·
Blerds Blerds: Your hub for Blerd news, mobilized by AT&T. TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION LIFESTYLE THE ARTS AT&T 13 Top STEM Fields Every Black Student Should Consider And Why August 12, 2014 | Posted by blerds staff Tagged With: black education , Black Engineers , Black Scientist , black students , highest paying stem jobs , STEM fields Science and technology hold the key to development and poverty reduction within Black communities worldwide. The U.S. workforce could employ as many as...
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CDC Scientist Reportedly Claims Vaccine Linked to Autism in Black Babies

sunnubian ·
CDC Scientist Reportedly Claims Vaccine Linked to Autism in Black Babies A senior scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims the federal agency has been hiding results from a test of experimental measles vaccines that increased the likelihood of Black children getting autism , according to reports. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations and whether or not they are linked to autism. While the CDC assured the...
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Ask the Scientist

sunnubian ·
Ask the Scientist Jalonne L. White-Newsome, Ph.D. Kendall Science Fellow in Climate Change and Public Health This month, Senior Staff Writer Seth Shulman sat down for a Q & A session with Jalonne L. White-Newsome, a Kendall Science Fellow in Climate Change and Public Health at UCS. They discussed the health risks posed by the heat waves that are becoming so much more commonplace with global warming. "...having grown up in Detroit, I had experienced a couple of intensely hot summers and...
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New Year’s Day Farm Bill Extension a Giant Step Backward

sunnubian ·
January 2, 2013 New Year’s Day Farm Bill Extension a Giant Step Backward Prior Senate Gains for Healthy Food and Farms Lost Out to Big Ag Subsidies WASHINGTON (January 2, 2013) – Having failed throughout 2012 to complete a much-needed overhaul of federal farm programs, Congress wrapped a one-year extension of selected 2008 Farm Bill provisions into its 11th hour ‘fiscal cliff’ deal late last night. This move short-changed American farmers and consumers, according to Justin Tatham, senior...
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In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
I wanted to address this issue because it seems as if American society is being drowned with this message that color doesn't matter. I don't really care to discuss to social implications of this in terms of how people are treated. I want this...
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George Washington Carver: Scientist and Inventor

sunnubian ·
George Washington Carver: Scientist and Inventor May 20, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 1 George Washington Carver “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” ~ George Washington Carver The peanut butter packaged and sold by such American brands as Skippy was invented by George Washington Carver. In U.S. society, George Washington Carver is the first person of...
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Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors

sunnubian ·
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Scientists Sue New York State Police, Claim They Were Fired for Refusing to Falsify DNA Tests to Convict Innocent People

sunnubian ·
Scientists Sue New York State Police, Claim They Were Fired for Refusing to Falsify DNA Tests to Convict Innocent People February 28, 2016 | Posted by David Love Tagged With: dna , dna evidence exonerated people , exonerated , exonerated prisoners , FBI , federal justice department , flawed forensic testimony , forensic mistakes , Justice Department , medical examiner , new york state police , NYPD Police Corruption , NYPD Police Misconduct , Police Corruption , police misconduct , U.S.
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Tuskegee University Scientist Wins $1,100,000 Cancer Research Grant

sunnubian ·
Tuskegee University Scientist Wins $1,100,000 Cancer Research Grant Hadiyah-Nicole Green, an assistant professor at the university, won the grant to develop a cancer treatment. BY: FELICE LEÓN Posted: Jan. 6 2016 12:58 PM Hadiyah-Nicole Green is in a league of her own. She was the second African-American woman to receive a doctorate in physics from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. And today she's an assistant professor at Tuskegee University and stands as one of fewer than 100 black...
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Grandville T. Woods: Inventor, Scientist, Freedom Fighter

sunnubian ·
Grandville T. Woods was an African American inventor who held more than 50 patents. He was also the first African American to be a mechanical and electrical engineer after the Civil War.
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Scientists are linking chemicals produced in the 1970s to increased autism today—not vaccines

sunnubian ·
Scientists are linking chemicals produced in the 1970s to increased autism today—not vaccines By Walter Einenkel 2016/08/23 · 13:40 Serious researchers have been able to correlate fetal exposure to chemical compounds called organochlorine chemicals with an 80 percent increase in a future autism diagnosis. Kristen Lyall, ScD, is an assistant professor in Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Although production of organochlorine chemicals was banned in the United States in 1977,...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

EbonyRose ·
Hmmmmm .... ???? Well, I have absolutely no idea! Biology should have been my strong suit ...but due to a rather colorful education experience through my formative years ... well, let's just say it isn't! But, that's a hell of a good question though, Yemaya! I look forward to hearing a discussion about it ... I'm sure I could learn a few things!
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Ok well let's start of with a definition of what melanin is. I will give a few definitions. From WikiPedia : Melanin ( Greek μέλας, black ; pronounced /ˈmɛlənɪn/ <small> ( listen )</small> is a class of compounds found in plants , animals , and protists , where it serves predominantly as a pigment . The class of pigments are derivatives of the amino acid tyrosine . Many melanins are insoluble salts and show affinity to water. [ citation needed ] The most common form of biological...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

sunnubian ·
. Evidently color does matter in nature, considering that it is nature that is responsible for any and all color on earth, including that of human beings. Color or lack of color in humans is only an adaptation to environment, no different or for no other reason than it is for flowers, trees, animals, fish, birds, or fruit and vegetables. That fact alone is what makes it ridiculous for people to actually believe that the color of another human being means anything negative or positive.
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Reference: I don't really care to discuss to social implications of this in terms of how people are treated. I want this discussion to lean more heavily on the scientific data that is available about hue-mans, what causes color and what is the natural evolutionary purpose of having color (melanin). And the ultimate question, does our color make us superior or inferior in terms of science. Sunnubian, sista, this is a discussion based on science. I'm curious what and if there are any...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Now I'm asking the question: Are we really ready to have this mature discussion on science??? Where is Shulamite?? I'm sure that with her scientific background she would be able to add some insight into this.
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

sunnubian ·
Scientifically, it is quite simple, melanin is produced by the body to protect it from the rays of the sun.
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
hmmm so the only advantage to having melanin is that we are protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun?? That definitely sounds like a natural advantage. That's not a small feat. Yet we are constantly bombarded with the message that skin color doesn't matter? A perfect example of how it does indeed matter. Now I wonder what happens to that energy after it becomes absorbed by the dermal melanin??
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
And what of melanin that is found inside the body in organs?
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

James Wesley Chester ·
Reference: '...does our color make us superior or inferior in terms of science.'---Yemaya Color is a defense mechanism against the damaging effects of sunlight. Life is more comfortable with it than without it. Period. No one...no one ever attempts to contradict that. Everything else is societal. Including those who talk about 'color doesn't matter'. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

shulamite ·
Hey, Yemaya The melanin pathways have multiple functions, though the function scientists recognize best is the protection from free radical damage and (UV mediated) DNA nicking. There are "balanced polymorphisms" (eg certain "versions") of melanins that confer different types of benefits that have nothing to do with sun protection. When I discussed this here last year, I think I mentioned some of the other beneficial effects... shulamite
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Thank Shulamite. I'll have to find the link to that discussion. I'll pick it up there. Yemaya
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Huey ·
Don't we also get Vitamin D from the sun as well (through our skin)? That's another reason. Because of that, not too many black folks ever suffer from brittle bones.
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Re: Scientists are linking chemicals produced in the 1970s to increased autism today—not vaccines

Norland ·
We're all going to hang around in this country until we're all barking, snarling and growling and sniffing each other like dogs. We're damn near there now. The Animals of the world see us coming and say: "Holy Fuck, RUN, HOP, SKIP, JUMP, SASQUATCH!"
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Re: Scientists are linking chemicals produced in the 1970s to increased autism today—not vaccines

Kocolicious ·
I believe that it is chemical causing autism and not vaccines. I also believe that autism is a genetic trait derived from the European Neanderthal. As why now more African Americans are getting it than they used to back in the day...reminds me of the Agent Orange controversy. Black people never had this condition prior to the 1970s. It was blamed on the refrigerator [white] moms in the 1950s for not giving their children enough affection. Just like they are saying that ADHD doesn't exist. It...
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Re: Tuskegee University Scientist Wins $1,100,000 Cancer Research Grant

Momentum ·
Lasers and optics, yeah she is math super smart. optics involves a lot of math as well as lasers. Sounds like she is on the technical end of healing cancer. Props to this young beautiful lady!
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Re: Tuskegee University Scientist Wins $1,100,000 Cancer Research Grant

sunnubian ·
We've got to find a way to get our kids focused on "STEMS": Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership “[Science]“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world..." — President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015 The United States has developed as a global leader, in large...
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Re: Scientists Sue New York State Police, Claim They Were Fired for Refusing to Falsify DNA Tests to Convict Innocent People

Norland ·
Why don't these ex-cavemen just say they'd like for all Africans in America to be permanently incarcerated. Just stop the bullshit whydoncha white folks??? Old Pink Monkey Face is chafing at the bit, waiting in the wings, hoping to set his funky rich butt in the Oval Office to accommodate you all. Hang in there!!!!!!
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