Tag: Technology

Twitch

Video Game Streaming Platform Twitch Bans Anonymous Users Known for Hitting Black and LGBTQ Streamers with ‘Hate Raids’

Streaming service Twitch is known for providing livestream feeds of video games and esports competitions. But it also has a dark underbelly in which some users seek out and target minority users with racist and homophobic attacks. Fortunately, the service has decided this type of behavior cannot stand and has…

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NASA Pledges $18 Million on New Research Projects at Several HBCUs To Help Boost STEM Diversity

In a major new push to help increase diversity and inclusion in the world of STEM, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it will soon be supporting academic programs at several of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)….

tech workforce

More Than Two-Thirds of Companies Still Lack Necessary Diversity Within Their Tech Workforce

Despite changes in hiring strategies and an increased push for inclusion, many large corporations are still struggling to increase diversity within their tech workforces. Global employment advisor Staffing Industry Analysts reported that “68% of companies feel there is a lack of diversity in their tech workforces, according to a survey…

black lives matter

Big Tech Pledged Millions to Black Lives Matter, but Still Have Woeful Diversity and Inclusion Numbers, New Report Finds

According to a new report by data analytics company Blendoor, it’s apparently easier, or sufficient, for some giant tech companies to donate millions of dollars to causes like Black Lives Matter than it is to actually promote change by increasing diversity numbers within their own workforce. Meredith Somers of MIT…

Sean Combs

Hip-Hop Producer Sean Combs and Salesforce Launch ‘Shop Circulate,’ New Digital Marketplace To Promote Black-Owned Businesses

Finding and supporting Black-owned businesses may soon be a whole lot easier thanks to a new initiative launched by music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs and the cloud-based software company Salesforce. The two have partnered to create a new “curated digital marketplace” called Shop Circulate that will allow consumers to browse…

fake news

3 Out of 4 Americans Overestimate Their Ability to Spot Fake News Stories

Regardless of your political party or belief system, many people believe social media and certain “news” sources are filled with questionable takes on current events that can only be described as “fake” news. While most Americans believe they can spot these fake stories and won’t fall for what publications are…

man on Tinder/dating app

Biden Administration Partners with Popular Dating Apps to Help Encourage Users to Get Their COVID-19 Vaccinations

Dating apps and sites like Tinder and OkCupid aren’t just tracking users’ favorite hobbies and personal likes and dislikes anymore. As more and more cities begin to open up, and as the number of vaccinated individuals increases, many people will start feeling comfortable venturing out again to make up for…