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Trending Now: Spencer Overton, Dan Moldea, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy Tuesday! Here are the latest updates from some of our amazing speakers:   Spencer Overton says we need vision and solutions for the critical topic of racially charged violence in his response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book on the topic.   As we near the 40th anniversary of Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance, investigative journalist in […]

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Weekly Round Up: From Gender Equality to Net Neutrality

Happy Tuesday!   Looks like our neighbors on the East coast are bracing for another snowstorm over the next few days, stay safe and stay warm!  We hope that everyone celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday!   We honor his legacy and work and encourage folks to remember him in giving back to their communities.   Here’s

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Weekly Round Up: Guns, Geeks, and Galaxies

First blog of 2014!  We’d like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and powerful new year.  Also a warm one—watch out for the polar vortex!   Latin Heat loved Diana Yanez in the Latina Christmas Special, which left audiences “dreaming of a Brown Christmas.”  After Ellen talks to Yanez about family and where she finds her funny, and she enlightens audiences and

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Weekly Round Up: 2013 in Voting Rights, Science Reads, and Wine

Last blog of 2013!   With a little help from Steven Strogatz at the New York Times, Annalee Newitz at io9 puzzles through the mystery and consistency of Zipf’s law, formulated by a linguist in 1949, which accurately predicts rank and frequency, power and size relations in everything from languages to cities to bodies.  She

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Weekly Round Up! Campaign Contributions and the Divine Random Bounce of the Prolate Spheroid.

National Book Award winning author Charles Johnson, in collaboration with his daughter, has released the first in a series of children’s science books aimed at 3rd-5th graders, which is distinct in featuring African Americans as main characters.  Illustrated by Charles Johnson himself, the Adventures of Emery Jones: Boy Wonder explores what it’s like to be

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