Uhura, Obama, and Black Scientists Pay Homage to Stephen Hawking - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died on Tuesday at the age of 76. Hawking is regarded as one of the most prominent and popular scientists after Albert Einstein. Coincidentally, Hawking’s death fell on Albert Einstein’s birthday.

Hawking made so many remarkable achievements despite suffering from a degenerative disease. His best-selling book A Brief History in Time made mind-warping subjects such as black holes and the expanding universe more digestible for the masses.

Several prominent black scientists and beloved “blerds”—like Barack Obama—paid homage to the legendary Hawking on social media:

And Nichelle Nichols, famous for her role on the original Star Trek, re-tweeted:



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Samara Lynn

Samara Lynn is a technology journalist, covering the industry for a decade. Her work appears in The Wirecutter, Tom's Hardware, PC Mag, and other online outlets. She's the author of "Windows Server 2012: Up and Running" and previously worked in the IT industry. She's currently the digital manager at Black Enterprise.

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