The lack of Blacks in the American tech sector is more than alarming; many are working to make Silicon Valley more inclusive. Recently, a
group of Black entrepreneurs met at Technoir, the first in a series of
Washington, D.C., networking events aimed at addressing the challenges to
Black tech entrepreneurs.
Social psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt, from Stanford University, has been named a 2014 MacArthur fellow. She has been awarded the distinction for her thorough work on racial matters such as biased policing methods that lead to racial profiling. Also known as the "genius grant," the award is a cash gift of $625,000 to be paid over a five-year period.
Public artist Rick Lowe has been named a 2014 MacArthur fellow. He is the founder of Project Row Houses, a non-profit community art project dedicated to rebuilding houses in the Third Ward section of Houston, Texas. Also known as the "genius grant," the award is a cash gift of $625,000 to be paid over a five-year period.
H. Carl McCall, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State
University of New York, has been a tireless and relentless champion of
higher education and that’s why he is firmly committed to a recent
initiative by HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video
oral history archive.