Silicon Valley

Tech Diversity Still a Struggle

May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) payed another visit to Silicon Valley last week with the intent of holding tech companies feet to the fire for more diversity. Apple, PayPal, Twitter, Square, and Airbnb were...

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Kenneth Chenault Joins Facebook

January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault has joined Facebook as its first African-American Board member. Chenault will officially join Facebook on February 5th after 16 years as AmEx CEO.  Chenault, described by the Wall Street Journal...

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Net Neutrality: The War is Not Over!

December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The war for net neutrality is not over. Far from it, it’s just beginning. The latest move by the FCC, headed by Ajit Pai, is just the latest battle in a war that will eventually end...

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Denise Young Smith, a 20 year Apple veteran, is departing her job as the first Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion after just six months. Smith has announced she will be accepting a position as executive...

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Silicon Valley Responds to Trump and Hate

August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Silicon Valley, the very heart and brain of the nation’s tech industry, is sending a strong message to both Donald Trump and white supremacist, NO! Since the neo-nazi and alt-right demonstration in Charlottesville the nation...

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Facebook’s surprising diversity report showed marked improvement in hiring of women and minorities. While the report shows that Facebook is still overwhelmingly white and male the improvements show that Maxine Williams, Facebook’s Executive Diversity Chief, is having...

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Comedian Kevin Hart in association with Lionsgate will launch a streaming comedy app entitled “Laugh Out Loud” on August 3rd. Content for the show appears to be plentiful with Hart’s comedy front and center. Among...

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Serena Williams Tennis superstar Serena Williams has taken on the challenge of diversity in the technology industry. Williams has joined the board of directors of SurveyMonkey along with Intuit CEO Brad Smith.  Williams says she...

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Apple has named Denise Young Smith, Apple’s Global Head of Human Resources  to Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. The newly created position will be responsible for opening up Apple’s work place to more women,...

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Tech Jobs Underpay Black Women and Minorities

April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Unless you’re a white man working in the tech industry you can forget getting top pay. Hired.com recently published a study indicating that two out of three women working in the technology industry are paid...

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