Archive for September, 2008

Dr. Hill is a Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the School of Informatics at Indiana University. I came across Raquel and her work recently while researching the Ph.D. program in Social Informatics at Indiana University School of Informatics. She received her Ph.D in Computer Science from the prestigious Harvard University and her M.S and […]


Ejovi Nuwere grew up in the impoverished Bed-Sty section of Brooklyn. After watching a close friend gunned down as a teenager and his mother succumb to drugs, Ejovi began searching for an escape and found it in technology. By the age of 15 Ejovi had become a computer security professional working for an Internet Service […]


A recent paper published by a Penn State IST researcher revealed that Black Americans are turning to the Internet to express their opinions about topics that aren’t discussed in the mainstream media. Basically Dr. Lynette Kvasny and doctoral degree recipient C. Frank Igwe (both from Penn State IST) were interested in what the black bloggers […]


**ATTENTION HOWARD UNIVERSTIY STUDENTS** If you are a Howard University student or live in the nearby D.C and Maryland area, Dr. Vinton G. Cerf will give a talk to the Howard community entitled ” Tracking the Internet in the 21st Century”. The event will take place Tuesday, September 30, 2008 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the […]


Howard University makes history in a sense by hiring the new Assistant Professor of Systems and Computer Science Dr. Nicki Washington. This appointment makes Dr. Washington the first African-American female in the Department of Systems and Computer Science at Howard University. Before coming to Howard University, she was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff […]


As a great supplement to the Black Digerati blog I found a book written by John T. Barber who is the Deputy Chief Learning Officer of the Ballistic Missile Defense University in Washington, D.C, that I would like to share with the Black Digerati peeps. The book is entitled The Black Digital Elite and it profiles […]


Africa Online

17Sep08

Here in the United States when we think of the top Internet Service Providers (ISPs) you should immediately think Verizon, AT&T, AOL, Earthlink right? I hope so! Have you ever wondered about what ISPs people in other countries use to access the Internet? Well I was curious how many Africans did, so I went researching […]