Category Archives: Technology

Pew poll: A quarter of blacks have been harassed online

A new study says African-American adults are facing more harassment online than other races and ethnicities in the United States. A recently released Pew Research Center survey says 25 percent of African-Americans adults — or 1 in 4 — have faced some sort of harassment online based on race or ethnicity. Only 10 percent of… Read More »

NAACP, Airbnb Partner to Promote Travel, Offer New Economic Opportunities to Communities of Color

The NAACP, the country’s original and largest social justice organization and Airbnb, the world’s leading hospitality company, today launched a landmark partnership that will help spread the economic benefits of home sharing to more communities. Under the new partnership, Airbnb and the NAACP will conduct targeted outreach to communities of color to help more people… Read More »

New Program Molds HBCU Students into Tech Investors

An entrepreneur and co-founder of the Black Founders has launched HBCU.vc, a new program to teach students at the nation’s black colleges and universities how to become tech investors. Hadiyah Mujhid, founder and executive director of HBCU.vc, is partnering with several black investors who run some of Silicon Valley’s top venture firms to back the… Read More »

Here’s why women, blacks and Hispanics are leaving tech

Toxic workplaces — where harassment, stereotyping and bullying occur — are driving away women and people of color, undercutting technology companies’ efforts to increase diversity and costing an estimated $16 billion a year. That’s the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind study from the Kapor Center for Social Impact and Harris Poll that explored the reasons people… Read More »

How the African American Community Continues to Transforms With Tech

Over time, the perseverance of African Americans in the face of insurmountable challenges has been extraordinary. Triumph over these challenges has created a powerful, close-knit community that is dedicated to positive change and development. Now, in Black History Month, let’s celebrate technology as the catalyst for further development, paving the way for new opportunities in… Read More »