For Employers, Opinion, Tech Diversity

White Coworkers – This is What I Want You To Say To Me After Tuesday’s Election

I stayed up the night before in disbelief. Not sure how this country elected a man, who has made discriminatory remarks against women, blacks, and muslims, as their next leader. He has made discriminatory remarks against many other marginalized communities, but the intersection of the three communities aforementioned, is where I sit. Yesterday, morning - I headed to work with…read more

Watch the National HBCU Week Conference Online

The National HBCU Week Conference takes place this week in Arlington, VA. The conference which was started by the White House Initiative on HBCUs is in its fourth year of running. Sessions include topics such as "Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and HBCUs" to "Diversity and Inclusion in Tech." A few workshops will be available to watch live online through the…read more
HBCU Alumni

Slack Hires FAMU Alum as Head of Communication Design

Official this week, the Bay Area has a new Rattler in its ranks. Slack, the professional messaging and file sharing startup, has hired FAMU alum Kristy Tillman as its new Head of Communication Design. Tillman joins the Slack team after previously leading design at Society of Grownups, a startup that focused on financial literacy for young adults.  Previous to that,…read more
Conferences, Tech Diversity

Upcoming Must Attend Tech Conferences For the HBCU Student and Alum

  1. Spotify's Opening Act HBCU Conference, Oct 6-7th - New York The first conference kicking off the fall season is the Spotify Opening Act HBCU Conference. This conference is specifically for current HBCU students interested in music-tech and media industries. The conference is held Oct 6th - 7th in New York. Travel and lodging accommodations are provided for those who…read more
HBCU Alumni, HBCUMade, Startups

Morehouse Alum Builds Spotify for Sermons

Its called Roho. An online library where you can view sermons from America’s most prominent African American church leaders, Dr. Otis Moss III, Dr. Marcus Cosby, and Rev. Cynthia Hale, just to name a few. Created by Nicholas Richards, a Morehouse Alum, Roho makes it easy for viewers to discover and share Christian content. Richards, a minister himself, says the…read more
For Employers, Tech Diversity

We Found the Leak In Your Pipeline

A look at 2014 undergraduate computer science degrees awarded by institutions may reveal why blacks are underrepresented at tech companies. Each year the National Center For Education Statistics (NCES) releases data on colleges and universities located in the United States. Data available through NCES includes student demographics for each school and degrees awarded. We took a look at the data to see…read more
For Allies, For Employers, Opinion

For Allies – Ideas On How To Celebrate Black History Month In The Office

Its Black History Month! Its the time of year where we get 28 days (29 days this year) to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to this country. Unfortunately, in the past, we've seen a few companies make faux pas in an attempt to celebrate the month. So we've put together a handy list of ideas on how…read more