Black Astrophysicist Says He’s Got the Secret to Building A Time Machine

Ron Mallett (Wikimedia Commons) The real-life version of Doc Brown—an inventor who succeeds in building a time travel machine in the classic film Back to the Future—appears to be among us. Much like the fictional character, Ron Mallett, Ph.D., is obsessed with time travel and has been working to build a time machine for decades.

Missouri teacher on administrative leave for slave trade homework

Blades Elementary School Facebook page A Missouri area teacher is on administrative leave Monday after a disturbing question on a class assignment. “Set your price for a slave,” was the offensive question asked last week of fifth graders. According to a local CBS affiliate KMOV , a Mehlville School District teacher posed the question requiring…

Funding for HBCUs expires after Congress can’t agree on bill

Federal aid for America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities has now expired and Congress can’t agree whether to pass a short or long term plan to restore the funding. A group of bipartisan senators, educators and students demand a vote now.

Spelman College receives $2M for first ever Audre Lorde Queer Studies program

Despite push back and scrutiny, school embraces its LGBT students with a program named after popular shero. Billionaire Jon Stryker donate $2 Million to Spelman College in order to create first ever Queer Studies Chair at an HBCU. (Photo courtesy of Spelman College has received a $2 million dollar gift from philanthropist Jon Stryker,…