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Google donating to the Black Girls Code initiative

Three months after a report came out detailing the lack of diversity at Google, which is overwhelmingly white and male, the Internet service giant is announcing a $190,000 donation to the Black Girls Code initiative. According ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Georgia teens create app to document police encounters

A group of concerned Georgia high school students decided to channel their energy into creating an app to report police interactions in the aftermath of the police violence in Ferguson, Mo. According to a report at For Harriet:...
by Adriana Maestas
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Netflix’s Flip-Flop on Net Neutrality

Netflix must have been anticipating this year’s World Cup, preparing for it like some soccer athletes by practicing a “dive” or “flop”; feigning some injury in order to get a free kick.  The flop I’m referring to i...
by Alton Drew
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Diversity Divide in Silicon Valley Endemic of Broader Societal Problems

In a nation founded by immigrants, heralded as a bastion of opportunity for people from other countries, it seems odd that achieving diversity in America’s workforce would be such a challenge. But such is the unfortunate ...
by Kristal High
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Verizon Innovative App Challenge Winners Participate in White House Science Fair

While most 11 to 13 year old girls may be fixated on the newest One Direction song or spending hours on SnapChat sending messages to their friends, six students from Resaca Middle School in Los Fresnos, Texas are using technolo...
by Kristal High
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Google’s Lack of Diversity Sheds Light on Silicon Valley’s Policy Predispositions

After years of dodging FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests to disclose its EEO (U.S. Equal Employment Office) hiring data, Google dropped a bomb last Wednesday – the company lacks diversity, with its workforce bein...
by Kristal High
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A High-Speed Vision For Our Community

By:  Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable National Coalition on Black Civic Participation         “Solemn or sassy, women have always had something important t...
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How do you push Latinas to be tech entrepreneurs?

This post originally appeared in Más Wired.  Just 1.5% of computing occupations in the country are filled by Latinas, a startling Bureau of Labor Statistics number that illustrates the importance of pushing Latinas into the t...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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