Archive for February, 2009

I am reading a great book called Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing by Dr. Jane Margolis from UCLA. The book is an investigation of three Los Angeles high schools: an overcrowded urban high school, a math and science magnet school, and a well-funded school in an affluent neighborhood. What the research […]


How many of you have heard of MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte and the One Laptop Per Child project he started back in 2005? Basically the project is an initiative to close the digital and educational divides in the world’s poorest countries by providing each child with a rugged low-cost laptop. The laptop was designed specifically for the […]


The Pew Internet & American Life think tank recently released its latest research on Internet access, Internet, email and cell phone usage among different demographics and criteria. For example, the research factors in high school graduates versus those with no high school degree. The statistics for African Americans aren’t great, however we have made great […]


 At the end of last year tech pioneer and Black Data Processing Association (BDPA) founder Earl Pace set down for a candid interview with Don Tennant from Computerworld. Below are some excerpts from that interview: In your experience, in what ways does racism typically manifest itself in the IT workplace? Computerworld demonstrated one with its […]


Good day my fellow digerati’s! I know I preach on my site about what we need to do individually and collectively to help increase our chances of moving up in the IT field, despite the odds. In addition to my pie in the sky rhetoric, it would be nice to hear about someone who looks […]