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Watch the Latest Episode of the Black Girls CODE Web Documentary

Watch the Latest Episode of the Black Girls CODE Web Documentary

by Von Diaz on March 11 2014, 9:54AM

Meet the future of tech!

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Technology, Youth and Race

Tristan Walker's Plans to Increase Diversity in Silicon Valley

Tristan Walker’s Plans to Increase Diversity in Silicon Valley

by Von Diaz on November 11 2013, 10:03AM

The former head of business development at FourSquare now has his sights set on increasing diversity in the tech sector.

Topics: /NOW, Technology

Black Girls Code Founder Kimberly Bryant Gets White House Nod

Black Girls Code Founder Kimberly Bryant Gets White House Nod

by Von Diaz on July 31 2013, 2:29PM

The San Francisco-based founder of the STEM initiative got one of 11 White House Champions for Change in Tech Inclusion awards today.

Topics: /NOW, Technology

A Drone Show On Capitol Hill

by Seth Freed Wessler on September 14 2012, 9:55AM

The government’s best new not-so-secret weapon is on display in the nation’s Capitol.

Topics: /NOW, Technology

Want To Report Airport Racial Profiling? There's an App for That

Want To Report Airport Racial Profiling? There’s an App for That

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2012, 3:03PM

FlyRights was released by the Sikh Coalition to help community members document, and end, religious and ethnic profiling at the airport.

Topics: /NOW, Technology

There’s An App for That: “I’m Getting Arrested” Alerts for Immigrants

by Julianne Hing on March 13 2012, 4:05PM

It would inform people of their civil rights, and alert their family members that they’ve been stopped by police.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Technology

Infographic: What the New Digital Divide Looks Like Infographic

Infographic: What the New Digital Divide Looks Like

by Hatty Lee on December 6 2011, 10:21AM

The defining question of the information age is no longer whether you’re online, it’s how you got there. Here’s why your connection matters.

Topics: Media, New Digital Divide, Technology

How Big Telecom Used Smartphones to Create a New Digital Divide

How Big Telecom Used Smartphones to Create a New Digital Divide

by Jamilah King on December 6 2011, 10:19AM

The information age’s defining question is no longer who’s online, but how they got there. Consumers of color are closing the digital divide with smart phones. But they’ve surfed into a space where telecom has the right to do as it pleases with both users and content.

Topics: Media, New Digital Divide, Technology

The Dubious, Dangerous Science of Race Lives On, Says Scholar

The Dubious, Dangerous Science of Race Lives On, Says Scholar

by Julianne Hing on September 23 2011, 9:51AM

Northwestern University’s Dorothy Roberts warns in a new book that too much mainstream science still accepts the idea that human beings are divided into fundamentally different groups. She explains to Colorlines.com why that’s a problem.

Topics: Health, Technology

The Deadly Labor Behind Our Phones, Laptops and Consumer Gadgets

The Deadly Labor Behind Our Phones, Laptops and Consumer Gadgets

by Sophia Cheng on September 1 2011, 9:30AM

The world’s largest consumer manufacturer has drawn global outrage for a string of worker suicides in its factories. But the problem is rooted in Western consumer markets, not Chinese sweatshops.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs, Technology

People of Color are Leading YouTube's Growth

People of Color are Leading YouTube’s Growth

by Jorge Rivas on July 29 2011, 10:40AM

But will tiered pricing plans curb mobile Web growth?

Topics: Media, Technology

What Colorist Tweet Memes Miss: It's #TeamStructuralRacism

What Colorist Tweet Memes Miss: It’s #TeamStructuralRacism

by Akiba Solomon on July 7 2011, 9:28AM

Tweet memes like #TeamLightSkin are the latest example of our insistence that skin-tone obsession is just personal preference. It’s not. Research shows just how much it shapes our lives.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Technology

Palestinian Youth Channel an Old Struggle Through New Media

Palestinian Youth Channel an Old Struggle Through New Media

by Michelle Chen on June 17 2011, 10:33AM

Global Justice columnist Michelle Chen explores the future of resistance, on and offline, with her students in the occupied territories.

Topics: Global Affairs, Global Justice, Technology

Civil Rights Groups and Telecom Watchdogs Split On Mobile Merger

Civil Rights Groups and Telecom Watchdogs Split On Mobile Merger

by Jamilah King on June 17 2011, 9:27AM

The NAACP and Urban League have said the deal is good for people of color. But media justice advocates insist it’ll threaten equal access and drive up costs—and they charge civil rights groups are selling out.

Topics: Media, Technology

Media Overload? A Look at Exactly How Much Youth of Color Consume Infographic

Media Overload? A Look at Exactly How Much Youth of Color Consume

by Stokely Baksh on June 15 2011, 9:49AM

A new study breaks down the significant racial disparity in media consumption, and advocates point out what it means for the politics of media regulation.

Topics: Media, Technology

Teen Girl Filmmakers Stand Up to Comcast Exec's Bullying

Teen Girl Filmmakers Stand Up to Comcast Exec’s Bullying

by Jamilah King on May 23 2011, 9:35AM

Reel Grrls haven’t backed down after an exec threatened to pull sponsorship for their critique of Republican FCC members’ shady ties to Comcast.

Topics: Media, Technology

FCC's Mignon Clyburn Vows To Fight for Mobile Users

FCC’s Mignon Clyburn Vows To Fight for Mobile Users

by Jamilah King on April 11 2011, 3:22PM

But House Republicans and telecom companies are ready for a fight.

Topics: Media, NCMR 2011, Technology

Can Alexandra Wallace Yell Racism in a Crowded Library? [Reader Forum]

Can Alexandra Wallace Yell Racism in a Crowded Library? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on March 20 2011, 1:16PM

A UCLA student’s viral video sets off heated conversation about free speech, and well-meaning people fighting racism with sexism.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth, Technology

What's With the Post-Earthquake Anti-Japanese Animus?

What’s With the Post-Earthquake Anti-Japanese Animus?

by Julianne Hing on March 15 2011, 3:52PM

From politicos to two-bit comedians and anonymous racists on Tumblr, it seems like everyone has lost their minds.

Topics: Global Affairs, Technology

Alexandra Wallace Says Sorry for

Alexandra Wallace Says Sorry for “Asians in the Library” YouTube Rant

by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2011, 12:00PM

“I cannot explain what possessed me,” writes the student who’s racist video went viral over the weekend.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Technology

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