Washington, D.C.

Brigadier General Patrick W. Burden from Picatinny Arsenal on Leadership and Careers in the Military

As the Joint Center of Excellence for Armaments and Munitions for the Department of Defense, Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey is responsible for the research, development, acquisition, and life cycle management of advanced conventional weapon systems and advanced ammunition. Brigadier General Patrick W. Burden is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps at Picatinny Arsenal, responsible for the …

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AABE Entrepreneur Member and Charlotte Based SEWW Energy Named to Newly Established President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

Charlotte, NC based energy entity SEWW Energy is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Kevon Makell has been named to the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). The newly formed committee will advise President Barack Obama on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa. SEWW Energy is one …

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Immigrant Children: A Special Lens for the Immigration Situation

Immigration is a situation, not a problem. After all, the very nature of immigration means that people’s lives are in a mixed state of present stress and hope for a better future. Questions of identity weave in and out of the topic. Immigrants have to leave the patriotic pride of their former home and their …

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Giants vs. Washington Preview

The Giants will play their first divisional game of the season Thursday night as they take on the (1-2) Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Division games are always important, but this game is particularly important to both teams as they look to remain in striking distance of the 1st place Philadelphia Eagles. …

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AABE in Energy; AABE says “Get on Board”

The American Association of Blacks in Energy is on a mission. With an almost forty year history and forty chapters nationwide, they want to get African-Americans entrenched in the energy industry. AABE has grown to become the unique “national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other …

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The 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival — STEM and the Joy of Learning

As I inched my way through the throng of people at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., I had a repeating thought. Watching ten-year-olds learn about genomics on an iPad, talking matter-of-factly about cyber security, or instructing surgical robots to cut open teddy bears, this kept repeating in my head: here …

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Smithsonian JAM

The empty auditorium slowly filled with an eclectic mix of people that extended across the usual racial, generational, and social confines that bind society into neat divisions. As the National Museum of American History’s amphitheater became packed with jazz aficionados, members of the State Department, and multiple living legends, the imperceptible buzz of white noise …

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What’s the Real D.C. Public School Story?

D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) usually make news due to less than flattering circumstances; over the years the embattled public school system has made headlines for lackluster teaching, crumbling infrastructure, and vermin infestations. However, last month DCPS made headlines for positive reasons, at least initially: according to the biennial National Assessment of Educational Progress, D.C. Public …

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DC Com-e-dy

The stand-up scene has certainly always existed in the Washington, D.C. area, evidenced by the household names of Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, and Patton Oswalt. However, over the past few years, as the District has experienced a boom in population, affluence, and gentrification, the effects have been more than just a recent uptick of culture …

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