Archive for December, 2008

This short video developed by the Career Communications Group, Inc. highlights the history of African Americans in Science, Engineering and Technology. Relax and enjoy! more about “Black Digerati › Dashboard — WordPress“, posted with vodpod         Advertisements

Computerworld editor Don Tennant provided statistics in a recent article that could make some African-Americans in the IT industry wonder if race is still a issue when it comes to salary. How can this be, I mean we did just elect a black president right? I wish the answer was a resounding no in terms […]

An increase in violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008 prompted a group of entrepreneurs and web developers to develop a website called Ushahidi to map reports of violence. The name Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, is an open-source tool that can be used for multiple purposes to bring […]

I am really thankful to individuals like Carroll Pursell, a Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University, who see a need and seek to meet it. The need you ask? The need for a long overdue book that details the rich history of African-Americans use and development of technology. A Hammer in Their Hands takes you on […]

The Chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality, Julius Hollis discusses the goals and vision of the organization. This is a very good organization that is doing great work in minority communities to decrease the digital divide. Check out the video below. more about “The Alliance for Digital Equality“, posted with vodpod  

The Digital Empowerment Summit is a conference put together by the Alliance for Digital Equality. The conference basically focused on ways to empower the minority community through technology and bridging the digital divide. Below are excerpts from the conference. more about “Black Digerati › Add New Post — WordP…“, posted with vodpod      

Over the last year or so I’ve been studying the field of Social Informatics and how it relates to the minority community and more specifically African Americans. Social Informatics refers to the body of research and study that examines social aspects of computerization – including the roles of information technology in social and organizational change, […]