Dreamers and Achievers and Links Host STEM Expo at Dunbar High School

first_imgDunbar’s “Dreamers & Achievers” and the Harbor City Chapter of The Links are hosting the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Expo at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School for Health Professionals, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 10 at Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans St. in Baltimore.The theme of the expo is “STEMConnector -Preparing and Linking the Next Generation to Careers in STEM fields.”The STEM Expo is the culminating activity for students at Dunbar High School who have participated in the “Dreamers & Achievers – Stem-ulation Right Brain and Left Brain” program. This program is funded, in part, by a grant awarded to the Links Foundation, Inc. by Chevron Corporation. As part of the Expo there will be a career panel session in which students can hear from individuals in various STEM professions or those who use their STEM background in many different careers.Over the course of the past year, the Harbor City Chapter of The Links has continued its program to educate Dunbar students on STEM disciplines through curriculum application content from NASA, hands-on experiential opportunities in their classrooms, and field trips involving interaction with professionals in STEM fields.The STEM Expo will provide an opportunity to expose members of the greater Dunbar High School community to STEM Education and to help them gain an appreciation for the critical need to prepare the next generation to enter into the increasing number of career opportunities in the STEM disciplines.last_img read more

AFRO Video Interview of Ben Jealous on Police Reform in Baltimore

first_imgAFRO Video Interview of Ben Jealous on Police Reform in Baltimore—Question3Has Baltimore City Ineffectively Approached Dealing with it’s Problems?The AFRO asked Ben Jealous, a civil rights activists who, along with the Center for American Progress, released a report called “Toward Trust: Grassroots Recommendations for Police Reform in Baltimore,” if he thought that Baltimore City had been dealing with small parts of the problems in the city instead of the larger issue.Jealous said that he wanted everyone to feel safe and he thought that could happen if there was trust between the police department and citizens.He also said he hoped for a time when only dangerous people were in jail, not the homeless or drug addicted.https://youtu.be/vUk_2LafbyQ (October 15, 2015) AFRO Video Interview of Ben Jealous on Police Reform in Baltimore—Question2Will Proposed Police Reform Method Work?The AFRO asked Ben Jealous, a civil rights activists who, along with the Center for American Progress, released a report called “Toward Trust: Grassroots Recommendations for Police Reform in Baltimore,” if he thought that his methods for reforming the Baltimore Police Department would be more effective than methods used in the past.Jealous said that victims of police brutality should be allowed to speak about what the experiences they encountered instead of being issued gag orders.He also said that corrupt police officers should be revealed so that other officers will not be seen as also being corrupt.https://youtu.be/6Vs-A4U_ZjE AFRO Video Interview of Ben Jealous on Police Reform in Baltimore—Question1Why Should the Baltimore Police Cooperate with Reform Recommendations?The AFRO asked Ben Jealous, a civil rights activists who, along with the Center for American Progress, released a report called “Toward Trust: Grassroots Recommendations for Police Reform in Baltimore,” why he thought the Baltimore Police Department would cooperate with his report’s recommendations.Jealous encouraged Baltimore’s citizens to remain hopeful in rebuilding a trustworthy relationship with police officers. He also pushed for a reform of the Baltimore officers’ Bill of Rights.https://youtu.be/L1G5xB-JdhQ AFRO Video Interview of Ben Jealous on Police Reform in Baltimore—Question4Will the Impact of this Report Be Diminished by Your Possible Candidacy for Balto. Mayor?The AFRO asked Ben Jealous if he believed that his rumored run for mayor will politicize his report which includes recommendations for improving the Baltimore Police Department.Jealous denied making a decision to run for mayor.He said citizens should not be distracted by rumors, but focused on the facts presented in his report.https://youtu.be/Y1HzafPgmmIlast_img read more

NBCUniversal Shakeup Mark Lazarus Jeff Shell and Bonnie Hammer Promoted Streaming Service

first_imgMark Lazarus, currently supervisor of NBC Sports and stations, will expand his oversight and become chairman, NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News. He will run cable operations previously managed by Hammer as well as NBCU’s various news operations, including NBC News and CNBC.Jeff Shell, currently chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, will expand his duties and become chairman of NBCUniversal Film and Entertainment. He will take oversight of NBC Entertainment, Telemundo, and NBCU’s international operations.Bonnie Hammer will become chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises for NBCU, and will also supervise the company’s stakes in digital-media outlets like Vox, Snap and Buzzfeed. Maggie Suniewick,who leads the company’s digital enterprises group, will report to Hammer.Donna Langley will become chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, adding global theatrical distribution and home entertainment to her portfolio. She becomes the only woman at present to lead a major Hollywood studio. She continues to report to Shell.NBC News Chairman Andy Lack and CNBC Chairman and CEO Mark Hoffman will report to Lazarus. Cesar Conde, who oversees Telemundo and international operations, will report to Shell. Linda Yaccarino, chairman of ad sales and client partnerships, continues to report to Burke, as will Shell, Lazarus, Hammer and NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer, among others.The moves will reduce the number of people reporting directly to the NBCU CEO, and spotlight the growing urgency big media companies are placing on getting into direct-to-consumer streaming. Digital-video companies like Netflix and Amazon have become increasingly formidable competitors. And while NBCU parent Comcast is a charter stakeholder in Hulu, rival Walt Disney Co. is expected to gain majority control of that outlet when it completes its purchase of a large chunk of 21st Century Fox this year. Elevation of Lazarus and Shell could position either as a possible successor to Burke. Burke’s current employment contract expires in 2020. There is no hint that the 60-year-old executive is preparing to leave in the near future.The two executives stand to gain more responsibility as Comcast has pushed to expand NBCUniversal. The parent company made a serious bid last year for cable-and-studio assets owned by 21st Century Fox that eventually ended up being sold to Walt Disney. That transaction is expected to close soon. Despite Disney prevailing in that effort, Comcast’s acquisition of Sky will give it more exposure to international markets, more heft in negotiations for sports rights and a new international partner for NBC News.NBCU has, like many other media companies, grappled with the migration of viewers from linear TV-watching to on-demand viewing. The company has over the years culled its cable portfolio, shuttering cable networks like Esquire and Cloo that it believes cannot perform up to a certain level. And it has invested in digital-content companies like the aforementioned outlets in an effort to gain a toehold in a world where younger consumers are flocking to upstart content brands.In a recent call with investors, Burke indicated satisfaction with the outlook for NBCU’s business, but also suggested executives were monitoring trends. “Our television business continues to be very, very strong,” he said. “And I think as the world pivots here toward more streaming, we want to make sure that we respect and nurture and continue to invest and continue to outperform on the television side wherever the world goes in terms of new technologies.”Both Shell and Lazarus have extensive experience overseeing big media operations.Shell joined Comcast first as president of Comcast’s programming group, which at the time meant managing the company’s interests and investments in national and regional cable outlets. Prior to that, he was CEO of Gemstar-TV Guide International and president of Fox’s entertainment-focused cable operations when that company was part of News Corp. ×’The Sopranos’ Cast Remembers James GandolfiniVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpWyclef Jean on the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title00:49 twitter facebook reddit Linkhttps://variety.com/2019/digital/news/nbcuniversal-jeff-shell-mark-lazarus-bonnie-hammer-streaming-1203105966/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0003:4503:45More Videos00:49Wyclef Jean on the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title01:46Alessandro Nivola Teases ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Character02:15Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney Princesses00:47Bebe Rexha Talked to Sophie Turner About the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale05:35The Best of Star Wars at D2301:44’It: Chapter Two’ Cast Feeling Pressure For Box Office Success?Close NBCUniversal is set to unveil a major shakeup of its top executive ranks as CEO Steve Burke reorganizes his direct reports and the company prepares for the launch of a streaming service next year, according to two people familiar with the matter.Mark Lazarus and Jeff Shell will take on expanded roles overseeing NBCUniversal’s vast television operations. Longtime cable chief Bonnie Hammer will shift to oversee NBCU’s streaming plans, which will be somewhat different from those burnished by many of the company’s competitors. The offering will be free to NBCU pay-cable subscribers in the U.S. and will be supported by advertising.Among the many changes coming to NBCU:center_img Meanwhile, both Disney and AT&T’s Warner Media are slated to launch video-streaming services of their own in 2019. CBS has ad-supported streaming for sports and news and a subscription streaming service, CBS All Access. And Fox News launched its Fox Nation subscription outlet late last year.Hammer, a TV executive whose days in the medium tie back to the classic PBS series “Zoom,” will potentially play a critical role in NBCU’s future. Plans call for the new streaming service to be made available to subscribers to both Comcast, NBCU’s parent company, as well as Sky PLC, the European satellite broadcaster that Comcast acquired control in last year. In all, NBCU will make the service available to 52 million subscribers. The service is expected to feature original content and programming from outside partners as well as material from the company’s archives. An ad-free version will also be available for a fee, and, non-pay TV customers can purchase a subscription separately. Lazarus, meanwhile, has served stints as president of Turner Sports when it was part of Time Warner, and president of Turner’s entertainment-focused cable networks. He first joined NBCU as president of NBC Sports Cable Group, and was then named chairman of NBC Sports in May of 2011. He is the ultimate manager of NBCU’s relationships with the National Football League and the International Olympic Committee, two programming ties critical to the company’s business. In 2016, he was given oversight of the owned-and-operated stations as well as network operations and broadcast standards. His growing responsibilities prompted NBC Sports to instill a new president, Pete Bevaqua, at the unit – the first time that role has been filled since Comcast reorganized the unit after acquiring control of NBCUniversal.(Above, pictured: Mark Lazarus, Jeff Shell and Bonnie Hammer)last_img read more