A young, college educated and tech savvy African American man or woman
is often a top candidate for a position at most IT companies across the
country, according to a study released last year by a Washington DC
based think tank.
The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council, a
non-profit organization dedicated to advancing access and growth for
minority businesses in Florida, announced last week that it is changing
its name to Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council to reflect an expanded service area that now includes Central and
Last year, there were more than 600,000 high-paying jobs across a
variety of industries in the U.S. that were unfilled, and by
2018, 51 percent of all STEM jobs are projected to be in Computer Science-related
fields. In his weekly address on Friday, President Obama said he has "a plan to help make sure all our kids get an opportunity to learn computer science, especially girls and minorities."
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. has filed a case to combat the
long-standing barriers faced by minority business owners in forming,
sustaining, and expanding their companies due to a well-documented
legacy of social, political, and economic discrimination.