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.
A new program for journalists of color has just launched and the good news is that there’s a digital component. Here, we speak to the vice president of academic programs at the Poynter Institute and president of the National Association of Black Journalists to talk about their partnership for the Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media.
The Small Business Administration has just launched a series of new
online tutorials for small business owners seeking federal research
& development funding through the Small Business Innovation Research
(SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
In 2014, we reported that local economic developers and community revitalization
advocates were making efforts to help business owners and, ultimately,
drive business to the East New York section of Brooklyn. Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Member Rafael Espinal announced a 20-point plan for job growth for East New York's Industrial Business Zone. Here, we've listed highlights from the plan.