By Becky Alexander O.
Each year on March 1st, through Zero Discrimination Day, the United Nations raises awareness about the right of everyone to live their life with dignity and respect, living a full and profitable life. The day highlights inclusion and compassion and is becoming a movement for change to end all shapes of discrimination.
“I have spent my entire career dismantling the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow, and I’ve walked past the statute of Harry Byrd every day into the state capitol knowing I am his worst nightmare: A Black woman working to eradicate the inequity that he put in place.”- McClellan.
“Today, I saw myself losing it. My heart is going crazy; I feel like I am going to faint,” Mikaela Shiffrin said after she won her seventh career Alpine world championships gold medal, winning the giant slalom in Méribel, France, in the Alps.
Tufts University’s Dean of Graduate Education of Tufts School of Engineering, Professor Karen Panetta, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Her election is coming two months after she received honoured with the Distinguished Service Award from the honour society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), in December 2022.
A new study to be presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™ — and published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, USA shared how pregnant women with gestational diabetes are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. Gestational diabetes (LGA) is another common cause of newborns who are too big for their gestational age. LGA infants weigh more than 90% of all infants of the same gestational age. Neonatal LGA babies were likelier to be admitted to the neonatal critical care unit and later develop health issues like Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Unfortunately, in all their diversity, African women are still frequently viewed as “mere” voters who are “unsuitable” to lead key political processes regarding political participation. African politics has been portrayed as a male-dominated and male-oriented endeavour, even though women play a crucial role in campaign agenda-setting and mass mobilisation.
Pope Francis, during his three-day visit to South Sudan throughout the end of the week, perceived Sara Beysolow Nyanti’s work as the Unified Countries Appointee Exceptional Delegate of the Secretary-General, Inhabitant Facilitator, and Compassionate Organizer of the East African country. In an unexpected move by the Vatican to single out Lady Nyanti, he said.