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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism: Dec. 12, 2016

When racism and technology intersect; week of Dec. 12, 2016

This week in tech racism looks at a shocking class-action lawsuit brought against mainstream media…

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Bill Gates

Nigerian Engineer Turns Down Job Offer from Bill Gates

But will work with the Gates Foundation to bring jobs to ‘more young Nigerians’

Maybe turning the job down is one thing, but actually telling Gates that you turned…

By Robin White Goode

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choosing a career

Why Choosing a Career in STEM Is Everything

Even in a hot industry, knowing what to do next can be challenging

I’ve written a bit lately about the need for career fluency and how earning a…

By Robin White Goode

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budget proposal

The Tech 100: Trump’s Presidency Will Be a Disaster for Innovation and STEM

STEM and tech programs which benefit people of color are in danger under the Trump administration

Science and technology do not seem to be a big focus of the new president-elect.…

By Samara Lynn

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6 Indiana Colleges to Double STEM Degrees Earned by Students of Color

Indiana STEM Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation to begin in December

A group of six Indiana colleges will launch an initiative to double the number of…

By Robin White Goode

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Verizon

East Harlem School Kids Get iPads, Free Data Plans

Verizon's education initiative strives to diversify the tech pipeline

The goal of the Verizon Innovative Learning program is to provide middle school kids access…

By Samara Lynn

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students

Scholarship Rewards Students Looking to Change the World

Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program seeks those committed to social justice

For high school students with a commitment to social justice, the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars…

By Robin White Goode

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STEM education

National Day of Action for all Supporters of STEM Education

Contact your representatives in Congress today

STEM Education Coalition calls on STEM ed supporters to contact Congress to fully fund grants…

By Robin White Goode

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Mars

$300M for Humans on Mars, Robots, and Fighting Solar Storms

The Obama administration has huge plans for the country's science and tech future

It’s no secret that President Obama is a blerd—a big-time sci-fi buff and a huge…

By Samara Lynn

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tech prep

Don’t Miss This Tech Prep Event if You Are D.C. Student

The half-day event, targeted to students and millennials, will be all about preparing for the tech job market and entrepreneurship

MMTC will hold a half-day Tech Prep Summit in Washington D.C. to introduce students to…

By Samara Lynn

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black engineers

This Group of Black Engineers Just Got $2M

The National Science Foundation grant is the largest awarded to date in the NSBE's history

The money will help the National Society of Black Engineers build understandings of best practice…

By Samara Lynn

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social empowerment

Mobile Technology: A Vehicle for Economic and Social Empowerment

How mobile technology can lead the way to social justice

Young African Americans have embraced mobile technology for social and cultural empowerment, but aren’t taking…

By Samara Lynn

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Terrence Southern

Tech Innovator of the Week: Terrence Southern, Robotics Engineer

Detroit native Terrence Southern advances STEM education while leading GE's automation strategy

Despite a busy professional life, Terrence Southern makes time to pay it forward with his…

By Samara Lynn

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STEM equity gap

We Can Close the STEM Equity Gap

The Clinton Global Initiative explores opportunities to build on its commitments

Why such an emphasis on computer science? Apart from the needs of a tech-based economy,…

By Robin White Goode

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STEM

How Hip-Hop Can Engage Black Kids in STEM Education

Initiative seeks to integrate arts and design in STEM curriculum using the power of hip-hop music and culture to introduce youth to the wonder and beauty of science

Find out how hip hop is playing a vital role in engaging African American students…

By Jared Brown

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presidential

Trump Versus Clinton on STEM

A new report offers a side-by-side view of both Trump and Clinton's positions on technology and innovation

It’s been and will continue to be a very ugly, nasty Presidential election year, up…

By Samara Lynn

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STEM

You Got to Math Like an African

The Tech 100 is a column that looks at race, religion, sex, politics, and business in terms of technology, because—yeah—they are all connected somehow

Entrepreneurs, engineers, and developers are emerging from Sub-Saharan African nations as though they are being…

By Samara Lynn

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Detroit

Detroit Engineer: Turn Buses Into Rolling Tech Teaching Labs

An Amazon engineer has a way to empower people and provide technology skills in his hometown of Detroit

An Amazon engineer hailing from Detroit has a novel idea for that city’s unused school…

By Samara Lynn

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engineers

Roland Martin Serves as Keynote Speaker for National Society of Black Engineers Event

More than 500 engineers and business professionals, as well as graduate and senior undergraduate engineering students from across the country will convene at the event

News One’s Roland Martin will be a keynote speaker at the National Society of Black…

By Samara Lynn

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TechConneXt

5 Reasons Why You Need to Attend Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt

Black Enterprise's TechConneXt Technology Summit is just weeks away. This is your opportunity to gain access to Silicon Valley, as well as get advice and inspiration from top tech leaders, investors, executives, and the black STEM community mind-hive

“For most of the last two decades, in particular, the growth of black-owned enterprises has…

By Samara Lynn

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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