An African American blog of politics, culture, and social activism.
By: Kimberly Bryant
When I was first introduced to computer programming, as a freshman in Electrical Engineering, Fortran and Pascal were the popular languages for newbies in computing and the Apple Macintosh was the new kid on the block. I remember being excited by the prospects, and looked forward to embarking on a rich and rewarding [...]
by Amy Standen
July 23, 2012 from KQED
If there is a founding ethos in the world of high-tech startups, it’s this: The idea is everything. Facebook’s initial public offering might have seemed like the perfect illustration. A simple concept, conceived by a college student, became a $100 billion empire in just 8 years.
But if you look [...]
From The Washington Post
Seven in 10 American adults online are using video sharing sites such as YouTube, with minority users leading the way, according to a report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
And much of the video streaming is being done on mobile devices, according to a separate study, which reported that YouTube [...]
Yes, Virginia, there is a Pharrell Williams! The rapper and artist has plans to build a $35 million after school center for kids in his hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The project got underway after Pharrell and Oppenheim (of Oppenheim Archeture + Design) met at the art love-fest, Art Basel in 2008 and bonded over [...]
Coverage of African American Techies, at the annual South by Southwest Annual Music, Film, and Interactive festival held in Austin, Texas. Techies and intellects discuss the digital divide, serving multicultural markets, access to business opportunities, and how we can better use technology as a tool of empowerment! Much Props to Professor S. Craig Watkins the [...]
Preparing Young People for the Digital Creative Economy
In an age of globalized competition, creativity matters more than ever before. Together, the artists, designers and media makers who make up the creative economy bring forth unique and powerful ways of thinking, seeing, expressing and innovating. Their work shapes culture and it moves markets.
Despite the need for [...]
Source : The Root
By: Ellis Cose
During a long conversation, I asked psychologist and Columbia University Provost Claude Steele whether the perceptions of young, ambitious blacks had fundamentally changed since the early 1990s, when I wrote The Rage of a Privileged Class. The well-credentialed African-American achievers I interviewed for Rage were often fuming. They feared they [...]
Executive Director Lateefah Simon talks the future of Social Media, it’s organizing potential and Grassroots Activism on a social media Panel.
Science & Technology Beyond The Imagination
Within the last 5 years many automotive corporations and companies have been faced with desperate times due to the soaring fuel cost, the credit crunch, and a significant decline in vehicle sales. These unprecedented events created a devastating financial impact on the automotive sector. In an effort to remain viable [...]
Mark your calendars for April 16th! We’ll be hosting the next Great Lakes Software Excellence conference at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College. Register now to reserve your spot at Michigan’s premier software development event!
GLSEC 2011 focuses on the theme of Competitive Innovation: come and learn from the top speakers in the midwest on [...]