Tag: Technology

moon landing

NASA Plans to Land First Person of Color and First Woman on Moon by 2024

The last manned mission to the moon took place in 1972. Forty-nine years after the Apollo program, NASA is once again talking about lunar space exploration — this time, it will have a focus on diversity and inclusion. Ashley Strickland of CNN has reported that NASA’s newly launched space program,…

LinkedIn

Data From 500 Million LinkedIn Accounts Hacked and Put Up for Sale on the Dark Web

In a blow to businesspeople of all levels and industries, the career and business networking site LinkedIn confirmed that data “scraped” from approximately 500 million profiles has been archived by hackers and is being sold on the dark web. The site has approximately 675 million members, meaning that data from…

Facebook

Facebook Takes Biggest Step Yet to Attack Hate on Its Platform

On Wednesday, March 17, Facebook announced its most far-reaching efforts ever to remove racist, sexist and other hate-fueled content from its platform. Brandy Zadrozny of NBC News reported that the social networking giant is “changing the way it recommends groups and will limit the reach of those that break its…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Creates Nonprofit to Teach Black and Latinx Students STEM Skills

Years after retiring from the basketball court, legendary player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is still making impressive plays. Only now he’s doing it with his nonprofit, the Skyhook Foundation, a group that’s been helping to teach underserved Black and Latinx students science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) — highly valued skills that…

Black girl computer coders

Video Game Association Commits $1 Million to Encourage Black Girls to Learn Coding

The Entertainment Software Association — the trade association of America’s video game industry — has announced they will be spending $1 million to help encourage young Black women to learn computer coding. The new initiative is a partnership with Black Girls Code (BGC), a not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing…

Google under examination

Google Parent Company in Turmoil With Reports of Pay Discrimination, Racist Firings and Creation of a New Union to Protect Employee Rights

Alphabet Inc., the company behind internet giants such as Google and YouTube, has faced a growing number of diversity-related controversies in the first few weeks of 2021.  Despite its incredible ongoing profitability — including a 23% increase in advertising and profits of $46 billion in the final quarter of 2020…

Student distressed

25 Percent of American Students Lack Resources for Remote Learning; Is the Death Penalty Inherently Racist?; and More

Digital divide for rural students and students of color continues to worsen. A staggering 25% of all school-aged children in the U.S. live in households without reliable Wi-Fi and consistent broadband internet service or access to web-enabled devices such as a computer or tablet, according to data from the National…

corporate, business, lessons, covid-19

6 Lessons COVID-19 Has Taught Companies About ‘Business as Usual’

Over the past few months, COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of business. Furloughs, layoffs, and mandatory work-from-home orders have forced corporations to reassess “business as usual.” The overarching lesson adaptable companies have embodied is that the way things have always been done need not be the way things always…