There’s a new initiative for STEM students looking for that coveted future tech job at that sought-after innovative company. TMCF CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., a former
HR exec in the tech space, has forged a first-of-its-kind 10-yr program committed to HBCU students that he
says is also “a solution to Apple’s diversity challenges.” Here, Taylor speaks to TNJ.com about the particulars.
Black Girls Code was created to “provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn
in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when
they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow
up.” Recently, the nonprofit has garnered the attention of search giant Google. Last month, Google gave the organization teaching space valued at $2.8 million at its headquarters in NYC.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, since 2010 it
has received 99,947 charges of discrimination on employment. According to the stats, racial discrimination was the most with 35.4 percent
(45,395) charges. But technology is helping to fight discrimination, such as by using apps and other platforms.
In delivering a fire and brimstone speech to thousands of
delegates at the Wells Fargo Center in the City of Brotherly Love, and
millions more on television, Internet and radio, NJ senator and small business advocate Cory Booker seldom flinched
and never wavered and repeatedly brought thousands of convention
attendees to their feet throughout a passionately political, yet