Tag: Science

moon landing

NASA Plans to Land First Person of Color and First Woman on Moon by 2024

The last manned mission to the moon took place in 1972. Forty-nine years after the Apollo program, NASA is once again talking about lunar space exploration — this time, it will have a focus on diversity and inclusion. Ashley Strickland of CNN has reported that NASA’s newly launched space program,…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Creates Nonprofit to Teach Black and Latinx Students STEM Skills

Years after retiring from the basketball court, legendary player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is still making impressive plays. Only now he’s doing it with his nonprofit, the Skyhook Foundation, a group that’s been helping to teach underserved Black and Latinx students science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) — highly valued skills that…

Rosalind Franklin

Women’s History Month Profiles: Rosalind Franklin, Chemist

During Women’s History Month, DiversityInc is honoring a series of woman innovators and history makers like Rosalind Franklin who are often overlooked in mainstream media coverage and history books. Check back throughout March to learn about more important figures. Born: July 25, 1920, London, U.K. Died: April 16, 1958, London,…