‘What Color Is My World?’ shows youngsters African-Americans’ roles in science and technology By Alexander Nazaryan / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS What do the inventor of the potato chip, open-heart surgery and the induction telegraph have in common? They were all African-Americans. And all three (among many others) are featured in the newest book by…

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Former NBA star says students who focus on science, technology, engineering and math will help build a more innovative future. By Kevin Walker | www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com As part of his effort to promote STEM education and learning among children, former NBA superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently encouraged students at an inner-city school in Chicago to pursue studies in…

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The recent allegations at Auburn are the latest in a long line of gambling scandals By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | ESPN.com Just before this year’s NCAA tournament began, the news broke that the FBI is investigating allegations that gambling influences might have affected the scores of a couple of Auburn’s regular-season games. Unfortunately, it’s an old,…

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By  Tracy Grant – The Washington Post/KidsPost February is Black History Month, but you probably already knew that. But do you know why February and not March or May? In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson decided that the contributions of African Americans should be recognized as a way to overcome prejudice that existed in the…

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By SONJA BOLLE – Special to Newsday.com Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died last year, is a rock star to kids who can’t imagine negotiating the world without an iPhone, let alone imagine the existence of a world before cellphones. But it’s that world that may most captivate readers of Karen Blumenthal’s biography, “Steve Jobs:…

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Written by Daniel Buerge There have been some spectacular players to play for the Lakers during their time in the NBA, whether it be in Los Angeles or the early days in Minneapolis. One of those legendary players is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who spent his time in the NBA scoring more points than any other player…

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