Benjamin Todd Jealous has joined the Kapor Center for Social Impact. In addition to becoming a partner, he is also on the board's 'Level Playing Field Institute', a non-profit that aims to eliminate barriers faced by people of color in science, technology, engineering and math.
Tech innovator John W. Thompson was named chairman of the board of directors of Microsoft
Corporation. A veteran in the field for more than 40 years, he is one of
a few high-ranking African Americans in technology. He replaces company founder and former chairman of the board, Bill
Gates. (Gates has stepped into a new role as founder and technology advisor.)