(THE WIRE PRESS) New York, NY - AfroBrainiac is pleased to announce the launch of its Media Ed-Tech company, which aims to transform traditional S.T.E.A.M. education by using digital technologies to inspire, educate, and accelerate the next generation of diverse S.T.E.A.M. leaders. AfroBrainiac is built on the foundation that immersive digital play provides new possibilities for children to reimagine learning and playing beyond schooling. As we navigate through the 4th industrial revolution of robotics and automation, AfroBrainiac is committed to investing in our youth and rebuilding the future of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math (S.T.E.A.M.). AfroBrainiac is currently raising capital to continue prototyping its flagship product The AfroBrainiac™ Magazine — a digital magazine featuring gamified, educational storylines that inspire children to engage with S.T.E.A.M. subject matters in a fun and exciting new format. AfroBrainiac is currently seeking strategic funding opportunities and invites the community to join them on their mission to transform education for the better. To contact or learn more about AfroBrainiac, visit

(THE WIRE PRESS) Memphis, TN - The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has elected Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall to its board of directors to represent the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA). Dr. Hall will serve a three-year term, effective July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025.

(THE WIRE PRESS) Nashville, TN - According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in Tennessee, drug overdose deaths involving opioids totaled 1,307 in 2018 (a rate of 19.9). Deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (mainly fentanyl and fentanyl analogs) increased from 590 (a rate of 9.3) in 2017 to 827 (a rate of 12.8) in 2018. Drug-Free Tennessee has long warned youth and adults alike on the dangers of drug abuse. During the summer, DFT is reminding parents to help their kids with drug-free activities so they stay safe and healthy. To this end, the group is hosting a talk with police officers at the end of June on what is happening in Nashville and to help the community understand what to do about it.