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Black Girls CODE introduces young girls of color to computer programming, mobile app development, robotics and other STEM fields, so the girls can learn how to build the tools they want to see in the world. The non-profit is a global organization, with chapters in Oakland, Calif., Atlanta, New York and even South Africa, with expansion to eight more cities planned for next year. Every chapter targets girls of color between the ages of 7 and 17, formative years for capturing the girls’ interest in STEM and building their self-confidence.
"Science is magic, and our girls are opening their eyes to the fact that they can learn to become the magicians," says Bryant, who launched the company with a class of 12 girls.
There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character? Hang about, Thor’s mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That’s OK, but the color of my skin is wrong?
There are few medical problems more painful than a kidney stone – in fact, some have likened it to the pain of childbirth. While kidney stones usually don’t cause lasting damage, I guarantee you don’t want to get one. One of our viewers, Steven, asked me what he can do to minimize his chances of getting a kidney stone.
Kidney stones form when certain mineral and acid substances in the urine like calcium, oxalate or phosphorus become too highly concentrated and form hard deposits in the urinary tract. These little “stones” first form in the kidney before traveling down the thin ureters that drain urine from your kidney to your bladder. They then have to pass through the urethra, until they are finally expelled. During this process, they can cause symptoms like pain with urination, blood in the urine, sharp pains in the back, side or abdomen, nausea or vomiting. Some people with very small stones may not even know it.
On this day in music history: March 7, 1985 - “We Are The World” by USA For Africa is released. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, the song will raise millions for African famine relief. Jackson and Richie will donate all of their publishing royalties from “We Are The World” to the USA For Africa Foundation, and Columbia Records will agree to press and distribute the record gratis worldwide. The label will ship over 800,000 copies of the single to record stores when it arrives that Thursday morning. By Saturday, the single will be completely sold out. CBS Records will have to run extra shifts at their three US pressing plants in Terre Haute, IN, Carrollton, GA, and Pitman, NJ in order to meet the huge demand for the record. By the time the single drops off the chart in July, it has sold over 4.5 million copies in the US alone, becoming one of the best selling singles in history. “We Are The World” will win four Grammy Awards including Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group, Record Of The Year, and Song Of The Year in 1986.