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On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, Google released a new video ahead of Black History Month highlighting phenomenal African Americans who have made noteworthy accomplishments. The concept behind the video is to bring awareness to some of “the most searched” history makers and moments that have captured the attention of the world. It opens with “the…

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For more than a decade, Google has periodically changed its search page logo for holidays, special events and anniversaries, but today the search engine was designed by a young Black teenage girl from Georgia. Every year, Google hosts a competition for students around the country to design their own interpretation of what the Google search…

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The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. held a national summit in California this month to bring together thought leaders from multiple industries to discuss innovative ways to recruit, retain and promote diverse engineering and computer science talent. At the summit, “NACME: A Diversity Solution,” held Sept. 19-21 in San Francisco and Palo…

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As more Fortune 500 firms, such as Google, Apple, and Ernest & Young, have eliminated the requirement for a college degree, opportunities for employment are now open to those who haven’t attended prestigious and expensive universities. Educational platforms such as MIT OpenCourseWare, edX, and Coursera now offer free online IT classes with the ability to…

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Valeisha Butterfield Jones is the global head of women and Black community engagement at Google where she is responsible for strengthening and deepening the technology giant’s recruitment, retention and inclusion practices from an intersectional lens. She’s also the co-founder and CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network, an award-winning executive, an activist and author…

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Blacks In Tech L.A. serves as a community where like-minded individuals can share ideas, experiences, and information. BIT L.A. includes technology professionals, innovators and enthusiasts who are working with or interested in Web-based technologies. Along with including bloggers, digital media specialists, web designers, social media strategists, and software developers, the monthly meet-up also opens its…

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Google LAX celebrated Black History Month by hosting an event to highlight cultural, technological, and scientific contributions within the Black community.  Keynote speakers included Arnold Hackett (VP of Alliance and Partnership Management at Xerox); Daraiha Greene (Head of Multicultural Engagement for Computer Science in Media at Goolge); Lauryn Nwankpa (Founding Customer Service Manager at Headspace); and…

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It’s a well-known fact that people prefer to shop in their native language. Naturally, they feel more comfortable when they completely understand what they’re reading. The same goes for searching. It’s highly unlikely that potential consumers in foreign markets will find their way to your website using English-language searches, which means you need to incorporate…

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Unfortunately, Charlottesville was just the beginning of the alt-right madness. According to CNN, a number of alt-right rallies are scheduled this weekend, the largest of which is “March on Google,” which is scheduled to take place in several cities. The “March on Google” was organized to protest the firing of former Google employee James Damore,…

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An internal memo drafted by a senior Google engineer has drawn furious backlash after he shared his document with fellow employees in response to the company’s diversity programs. The memo speaks against the idea that any of Google’s practices are sexist, even though the company is currently facing lawsuits regarding alleged pay discrimination by the U.S.…

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The McDonald’s 365 Black Awards show was held Sunday, July 2, at the historic Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans closing out the last day of ESSENCE Fest 2017. Each year, the program recognizes and celebrates African Americans who are excelling in their respective fields and for the first time ever the organization awarded only female…

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The U.S. Department of Labor has found evidence of “systemic compensation disparities” at Google. The discrimination is against its female employees. “We found systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce,” Janette Wipper, a DoL regional director, testified in court in San Francisco on Friday, April 7, 2017. Google is a federal…

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The Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) Academy graduates have an 86 percent career and internship placement success rate. The WEEN Academy has produced some of entertainment’s brightest and most talented rising stars in media, public relations, marketing, philanthropy, entertainment law, and more. Graduates of the academy receive WEEN certification, an opportunity for an internship…

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