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 Publisher 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 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 Publisher 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 Publisher 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 Publisher File

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