Posts Tagged ‘Emery Jones’

Veterans Day!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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We salute our veterans and their families for all the sacrifices they make for our country. We thank you for every thing you do, and happy Veterans Day!

 

Today the White House announced  that Suzan Harjo –  a writer, curator, and activist who has advocated for improving the lives of Native peoples – has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor –Congratulations Suzan!

 

Also announced this weekend, “The High-Z Supernova Search Team”,  including astronomer Robert Kirshner, was awarded the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

 

We leave you with the latest cartoon from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder:

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Trending Now: Sandra Steingraber, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

What does the anti-fracking and the climate movements have to do with one another? EcoWatch posted a speech by Sandra Steingraber, who has been campaigning for anti-fracking, explaining the correlation between the two.

 

Host of  “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson, was featured on a  “StarTalk”  broadcast with the creator of  “Cosmos,” Ann Druyan. Get a peek into what it’s like behind the scenes of this Emmy-winning science documentary!

 

Jessica Valenti, author of  The Purity Myth and advocate for third-wave feminism, wrote an interesting column about virginity on The Guardian US.

 

Cornell professor and mathematics wiz, Steven Strogatz, writes about how simple physics and trigonometry can determine the inclination of a steep hill  on Huffington Post.

 

Join Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder on his latest adventure:

 

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Trending Now: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Project Censored, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Congratulations to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey for winning four Emmy awards.

 

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Compliments to the Director of  Project Censored, Mickey Huff, and President, Peter Phillips, for recently receiving  a Pillar Award for Persons of Conscience in New Media and Journalism from the National Whistleblower Summit in Washington, D.C. Follow their Facebook page for more exciting reports!

 

Connoisseur of wine, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, has been featured on The Wall Street Journal  for her ardency in acquiring her Masters of  Wine diploma. It is admirable that only 10 women in the United States hold this special diploma! Jennifer was also featured on Fox 5 in New York for a segment on wine mixing and tasting. Watch the clip here and obtain some knowledge for your next dinner date!

 

Very exciting news! Cult film actor of Evil Dead series, Bruce Campbell, will be releasing a sequel to the 1989 film Moontrap next year in which he starred in.

 

Accompany Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder on his latest adventure:

 

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Trending Now: Spencer Overton, Michael Tubbs, Jeffrey Simon

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Ready for some spectacular news?! Political aficionado, Spencer Overton, has recently been appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans.

 

A round of applause to the devote community organizer of Stockton, California and muse of documentary True SonMichael Tubbs, who has been accepted into Stanford’s Design School Fellowship. Check out the talk he had with Google about the documentary based off of his life and accomplishments, True Son

 

Terrorism expert, Jeffrey Simon, has been featured on CNN as a guest speaker upon the subject matter of female terrorists rapidly rising throughout the nation.

 

Congrats to the fascinating author of A Cup of Water Under my BedDaisy Hernández, on receiving a phenomenal review from Booklist and writer Diego Báez. Read the excerpt of this bang-up review on her website. 

 

Join Enrique Morones and his organization Border Angels, on August 21st, as they visit Holtville Cemetery— “a location of where 700 unidentified migrants are buried.” It is an educational and communal experience.

 

What an eventful week! Sandra Steingraber, advocate for anti-fracking, has extensively updated her website. Novel updates include sections on fracking and civil disobedience as well as current event listings about upcoming public appearances.

 

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Don’t forget to like her book’s page Raising Elijah on Facebook  for constant updates on her fight against fracking.

 

Join Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder on his latest adventure:

 

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Trending Now: Dr. Steven Strogatz, Dr. Robert Bullard, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Here is the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

Outstanding math scholar, Dr. Steven Strogatz, will be showing us how to stimulate our minds and desires with mathematics at the Santa Fe Institute tomorrow. Be prepared at 7:30 PM to learn everything there is to know about numbers! Cornell professor also delves into how “one new thing leads to another” with a colorful diagram and the use of mathematical sense.

 

The Sierra Club, a prominent grassroots environmental organization, has reported that a novel award will be generated in the name of Dr. Robert Bullard for his work in environmental research and activism.

 

This year’s Apostacon event will feature documentary host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson— their most eminent host thus far. Get your tickets to the largest convention that headlines speakers and figures whom concentrate on atheism, science and skepticism on September 19 to 21 in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Richard Rodriguez, author of the acclaimed Brown: The Last Discovery of America, declares that there is a decline in news literacy in a brief Q&A with New America Media.

 

Enrique Moronesthe founder and executive director of Border Angels, will be one of the riveting panelists to discuss the exodus of refugees at UCCLM’s Friendship Hall on Sunday, August 17th, at 3:00 PM. Morones lives by the values of benevolence and rationality– you wouldn’t want to miss this! 

 

Kathleen Hanna, the muse of documentary “The Punk Singer,”  is recognized by performer Miley Cyrus on popular photo- and video-sharing app, Instagram, when Hanna was in her Bikini Kill days. Do we smell a feminist and musical collaboration?

 

Author of the infamous Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage, Stephanie Coontz, gets an excerpt of her interview from  Mama: Dispatches from the Frontline of Love quoted onto EdenMagnet.com about parenting.

 

Want a good laugh? Well,  Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder lets us in on his latest adventure.

 


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Trending Now: Enrique Morones, Sandra Steingraber, Robert Bullard

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Here is the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

Amid the controversy and protests of migrants being sent to Southern California –speaker and activist Enrique Morones and his organization, the Border Angels, are leading the efforts to get basic supplies to those families.

 

Dr. Sandra Steingraber posits that a New York state Court of Appeals decision defending municipalities’ right to prohibit fracking through the use of zoning laws is only the beginning. “It’s a step in the right direction but it’s not sufficient. The pollutants we’re concerned about don’t recognize municipal boundaries.”

 

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” starring Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has become the most-watched series ever for National Geographic Channel International.

 

Dr. Robert Bullard’s latest article describes how Houston’s experimental recycling plan targets minority neighborhoods for a waste facility.

 

Check out the latest adventure from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder.

 

That’s all for us — be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Trending Now: Steve Brodner, Bruce Campbell, Enrique Morones

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Here is the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

At the Washington Post Steve Brodner proposes six ways to rebrand Washington’s football team to better reflect Washington.

 

Head over to Colorlines and check out Rinku Sen’s essay on The Civil Rights Act’s 50th anniversary and how workplaces remain segregated.

 

Human-rights activist Enrique Morones speaks during a rally in support of immigrants in San Diego.

 

Axs.com has declared Bruce Campbell the king of all cult actors.

 

Check out the latest adventure from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder.

 

That’s all for us — be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Trending now: Suzan Harjo, Jessica Valenti, Ted Conover

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Here’s the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

We start by recognizing the efforts of longtime Native American activist and speaker, Suzan Harjo, who was the driving force behind the cases that led the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office to cancel the federal trademarks for the Washington Redskins.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on winning ‘Best Reality Host’ at the 4th annual Critics’ Choice Television Awardsfor his role as host of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.

 

Check out Jessica Valenti’s latest article at The Guardian: “Transgender people want to exist without having to prove they are ‘real”.

 

New Hampshire Public Radio interviews Ted Conover, author of “Rolling Nowhere: Riding The Roads With America’s Hobos” about the sequel adventure he recently shared with his son.

 

Don’t miss the latest adventure from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder!

 

That’s all for us — be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!

 


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Trending now: Robert Bullard, Kyle Thiermann, Ntozake Shange

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Here’s the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

Guernica Magazine talks with Dr. Robert Bullard about the politics of protection and vulnerability.

 

On June 16, a benefit presentation of Ntozake Shange’s Tony Award-nominated play “For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” was held at  Harlem Hospital Pavilion.

 

Head over to ESPN and check out some awesome action pictures from Kyle Thiermann as well as an interview on his mission to change the world!

 

Be sure to catch the latest adventure from Emery Jones — Boy Science Wonder!

 

That’s all for us — be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video! 

 


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Trending Now: Spencer Overton, Hassan Abbas, Ian Cheney

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Here’s the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

A BIG congratulations to Wade Davis on being one of the 2014 inductees into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Spencer Overton writes for the Huffington Post how the “White House Provides Leadership on Challenges Confronting Males of Color”.

 

The Hollywood Reporter gives Ian Cheney’s newest film, ‘The Search for General Tso’, a great review!

 

NPR sits down with Hassan Abbas for a candid discussion about who, if anyone, won the Afghanistan War.

 

What are the five questions that Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to know the answers to before he dies? Find out here!

 

Don’t miss the latest adventure from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder.

 

That’s all for us. Be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Trending Now: David Quammen, Wade Davis, Annie Leonard

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Here’s the latest from some of our speakers who are making headlines:

 

Greenpeace USA has announced new leadership, tapping filmmaker, author, environmental activist and speaker Annie Leonard to serve as its next executive director.

 

Wade Davis, executive director of the You Can Play Project, speaks with PEOPLE Magazine as part of their exclusive portfolio of gay athletes in professional sports.

 

In response to the recent outbreak of the MERS virus, Spillover author David Quammen sits down with National Geographic to discuss the rise of zoonotic diseases and why they spread.

 

The Huffington Post welcomes Kathleen Hanna’s return to the spotlight and examines “9 Things Riot Grrrl Lyrics Can Teach You About Life”.

 

Don’t miss the latest adventure from Emery Jones Boy Science Wonder.

 

That’s all for us – be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Trending Now: Lilly Ledbetter, Richard Feldman, and Gary Hirshberg

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Want the latest from our speakers who are making headlines? Look no further:

 

The Toledo Blade chronicles Lilly Ledbetter’s journey to becoming the face of the movement for equal pay for equal work.

 

Gawker media poses an interesting question: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has done wonders to popularize science, who will do the same for the humanities?

 

Congratulations to Richard Feldman, firearms industry expert, who has just been asked to join Global Digital Solutions’ advisory board.

 

This weekend, the Social Ventures Institute founded by Stonyfield Farms CEO Gary Hirshberg, hosts its annual retreat for emerging social entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders.

 

Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder, is at it again. Don’t miss his latest adventure.

 

That’s all for us — be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Trending Now: Equal Pay Day, SNL, and The Search for General TSO

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Here’s what our speakers are up to this week:

 

Women’s rights leader and speaker Lilly Ledbetter joins President Barack Obama as he plans to sign two executive orders today to mark Equal Pay Day.

 

Check out a great spoof of Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on Saturday Night Live (jump to 3:05).

 

Ian Cheney’s latest film, THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO hits the big screen in a few weeks at the Independent Film Festival of Boston.

 

At the Washington Blade, comedian and speaker Kate Clinton describes the importance of documenting the history of the LGBTQ movement.

 

Don’t forget to check out the latest adventure from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder.

 

That’s all for today  – be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Weekly Round Up: Awards and TV Premieres

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Entertainment Weekly selects Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey as one of their must see TV debuts of the season! Why are they so excited?  “Tyson is as entertaining as he is brainy and jaw dropping visuals make you forget that you are actually learning while you are watching TV. Cosmos should have a place in science classrooms for years to come.”

 

Congratulations to one of our newest speakers Shola Lynch, her recent film Free Angela has won the NAACP Image Award for Excellence in the theatrical documentary category!

 

Head over to HUB magazine where political cartoonist Steve Brodner sits down to discuss the role of caricature in our political discourse.

 

In an interview with the Seattle Times, Charles Johnson explains why we need characters like Emery Jones Boy Science Wonder. “The Johnsons hope their book will show children of color that there are others who have been bullied and prevailed and that being talented and smart is a wonderful thing.”

 

Finally, be sure to check out the new ABC series Resurrection, based on the latest book by author and speaker Jason Mott!

 

See you Friday for our weekly video!


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Weekly Round-up: Thanks for a great NACA Convention!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

It has been wonderful seeing all of our NACA friends this week! If you’re at the convention here in Boston and haven’t had a chance to stop by and see us at booth D1217, we’ll be there this afternoon!

 

On March 9th at 9:00PM ET, Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, will premiere on all 90 National Geographic Channels as well as 120 Fox-branded channels in over 180 countries —  making this the largest global launch ever for a TV series. Check out the official trailer here!

 

Speaking of Nat Geo, over at National Geographic.com this week David Quammen writes a piece exploring the critical role horses have played throughout human history.

 

In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez introduces us to some notable men and women of African descent who made great achievements in science, technology and engineering.

 

Fifty years ago this week, the House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act. At CNN.com Stephanie Coontz reflects on the progress that has been made and the many problems which still persist.

 

Why does Superman have a headache? Check out the latest from The Adventures of Emery Jones Boy Science Wonder to find out.

 

Be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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