Category: Technology

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Peek Inside Howard University’s New Google Satellite Campus [PHOTOS] | Colorlines

Peek Inside Howard University’s New Google Satellite Campus [PHOTOS] | Colorlines

The Howard West facility makes it easy for the HBCU's computer science students to work with Google staffers in Mountain View, California. Source: Pe ...
The fight against racist algorithms | The Outline

The fight against racist algorithms | The Outline

Can we teach our machines to unlearn racism? Source: The fight against racist algorithms ...
Racial Profiling Is Still A Problem On Nextdoor | Buzzfeed

Racial Profiling Is Still A Problem On Nextdoor | Buzzfeed

Nine months after the social network for neighbors announced an algorithmic fix for racial profiling and doubled down on its commitment to fighting it ...
The Clap and the Clap Back: How Twitter Erased Black Culture From an Emoji | Motherboard

The Clap and the Clap Back: How Twitter Erased Black Culture From an Emoji | Motherboard

Clapping is just the most recent example of Black wit that has been circulated in non-Black circles and applied almost to exhaustion. Source: The Cla ...
I Needed Some Help With My Little Sister, And I Found It Through Black Girls Code | VSB

I Needed Some Help With My Little Sister, And I Found It Through Black Girls Code | VSB

BGC arms our girls with technical skills that can demystify the bevy of apps that dominate their young lives Source: I Needed Some Help With My Littl ...
My father spent 30 years in prison, and i don’t want him to text me. | Refinery 29

My father spent 30 years in prison, and i don’t want him to text me. | Refinery 29

After 30 years in prison, my father is just being introduced to technology. I, however, am trying to do less technology. We meet somewhere in the midd ...
Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley | NPR

Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley | NPR

Howard, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, a ...
Google opens Howard University West to train black coders | USA Today

Google opens Howard University West to train black coders | USA Today

Juniors and seniors from Howard University will study computer science at Google this summer. Source: Google opens Howard University West to train bl ...
The Emergence Of The White Troll Behind A Black Face | Code Switch : NPR

The Emergence Of The White Troll Behind A Black Face | Code Switch : NPR

Over the past few months, Black Twitter has noticed an increase in the number of white trolls creating fake Twitter accounts. Source: The Emergence O ...
Tech Needs to Do the Work to Find Black Excellence, but You Can Do Your Part, Too | The Root

Tech Needs to Do the Work to Find Black Excellence, but You Can Do Your Part, Too | The Root

The Uber fallout of recent weeks makes something my grandmother used to tell me more important than ever now: “To get something you don’t have, you’ll ...
These Women Are Building The Next Billion-Dollar Startup | Opportunity Lives

These Women Are Building The Next Billion-Dollar Startup | Opportunity Lives

The select group of some 30 black female company founders was chosen from a pool of more than 300 applicants for the first Black Women Talk Tech C ...
When Algorithms Don’t Account for Civil Rights | The Atlantic

When Algorithms Don’t Account for Civil Rights | The Atlantic

Do lucrative deals with advertisers have to come at the expense of users’ civil rights? Source: When Algorithms Don’t Account for Civil Rights ...
Moovn, a black-owned ride-sharing app, may profit from Uber’s stumble | The Undefeated

Moovn, a black-owned ride-sharing app, may profit from Uber’s stumble | The Undefeated

Move over, Uber and Lyft. There’s a new ride-sharing app in town. Moovn, the black-owned, ride-sharing app that allows you to hail a ride immediately ...
University of Minnesota launches new African-American digital archive | The Undefeated

University of Minnesota launches new African-American digital archive | The Undefeated

The database includes hundreds and thousands of material covering years of black history Source: University of Minnesota launches new African-America ...
Technics has no time for DJs anymore | The Undefeated

Technics has no time for DJs anymore | The Undefeated

Well, I see we’re no longer wanted here Source: Technics has no time for DJs anymore ...
As A Black Man, Amazon Go Gives Me Anxiety | Complex

As A Black Man, Amazon Go Gives Me Anxiety | Complex

As someone with a lifetime of experience "shopping while black," the thought of going into a store and simply putting items in my bag makes me nervous ...
We Need More Black People Rooting for Tech Entrepreneurs, Not Just Football Players | The Root

We Need More Black People Rooting for Tech Entrepreneurs, Not Just Football Players | The Root

Editor’s note: Once a month, this column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational opportunities for blac ...
Black-Owned Ride-Sharing App Aims To Fill Void Left By Uber, Lyft | The Huffington Post

Black-Owned Ride-Sharing App Aims To Fill Void Left By Uber, Lyft | The Huffington Post

Moovn will operate in the U.S. and in underserved African regions. Source: Black-Owned Ride-Sharing App Aims To Fill Void Left By Uber, Lyft | The Hu ...
Google Chrome Extension Replaces ‘Alt-Right’ With ‘White Supremacy’ | The Huffington Post

Google Chrome Extension Replaces ‘Alt-Right’ With ‘White Supremacy’ | The Huffington Post

“I don’t want this term to be sugar coated," the creator said. Source: Google Chrome Extension Replaces 'Alt-Right' With 'White Supremacy' | The Huff ...
Ride-Hailing Apps: New Economy, Same Invisible Discrimination | Code Switch : NPR

Ride-Hailing Apps: New Economy, Same Invisible Discrimination | Code Switch : NPR

A study shows how discrimination in housing and transportation has replicated itself in the new "sharing economy" apps like Uber. And as with the old ...
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