Month: January 2020

Navy Names Next Aircraft Carrier After Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor Hero

Subject The Navy Hero; Military; History Description Miller was soon ordered to the bridge to aid the mortally wounded commanding officer. He commandeered a .50-caliber Browning antiaircraft machine gun, firing at planes until his ammunition ran out. Creator Patrice Gaines Source https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/navy-names-next-aircraft-carrier-after-doris-miller-pearl-harbor-n1122281 Publisher nbcnews.com File

Kobe Bryant and His Daughter, Gianna, Among 9 Killed in a Helicopter Crash in California

Subject Basketball Legend; Untimely Death; Tragedy Description Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters were among nine people killed Sunday morning when a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California, sources, and officials said. Creator Artemis Moshtaghian, Chloe Melas and Darran Simon Source https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/26/us/calabasas-helicopter-crash-trnd/index.html Publisher […]

Jerry Craft Breaks Barriers with Historic 2020 Newbery Win

Subject Newbery Award; Diversity in Books; Authors Description The first graphic novel to take home the award, New Kid, is Craft’s book for his 10-year-old self, who rarely saw books he could identify with. Creator Kara Yorio, SLJ Source https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=Jerry-Craft-Breaks-Barriers-with-Historic-2020-Newbery-Win-books-libraries Publisher slj.com File

Former University of Minnesota Regent Makes Sure Black Men at Private Colleges Finish and Thrive

Subject Higher Education; Diversity Description Inspired To Drive Success: Abdul Omari, a University of Minnesota alum and former regent runs a program to draw and keep black male students on Minnesota’s private campuses. Creator Gail Rosenblum Source https://www.startribune.com/former-university-of-minnesota-regent-makes-sure-black-men-at-private-colleges-finish-and-thrive/567325912/ Publisher startribune.com File

‘Save Our Sons;’ Organization Issues Call to Action in the African American Community

Subject Save Our Sons; Community; Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Description The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is issuing a call to action for Black men in the community. Creator KMOV Source https://www.kmov.com/news/save-our-sons-organization-issues-call-to-action-in-the/article_6ab57d6c-3fed-11ea-9a1d-afe0816330e9.html Publisher kmov.com File

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