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Princeton graduate creates app for Chicago Public School students

A 2013 Princeton University grad student has created a new mobile app that is sure to inspire students to want to achieve higher grades. Trevor Wilkins, who also attended Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago, created Küdzoo, an app that brings businesses and schools together with the goal of motivating students to excel. 

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Report: people of color have tech degrees, they just don’t get hired

Top universities turn out twice as many black and Latino computer science and computer engineering graduates than the rate at which leading tech companies hire them, according to a USA Today analysis. The companies say the pool of job applicants is to blame for the severe shortage of blacks and Latinos in Silicon Valley. 

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Chicago police announce early stages of body camera program

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Police departments across the country are using body cameras on its officers and that technology could soon come to Chicago. The department cites conflicting stories between citizens and police officers during encounters as a reason for the body cam pilot program.

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Teens create mobile app to help citizens monitor law enforcement conduct

14-year-old high school freshman Caleb Christian grew concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news. He knew that while there were bad cops out there, good police officers also existed in various parts of the country. The problem was that he had no way of figuring out which communities were highly […]

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Google exec calls this 20-year-old ‘the best technology reviewer on the planet’

20-year-old Marques Brownlee is “the best technology reviewer on the planet.” It’s true. Especially when it comes to explaining new technologies to the average consumer. In fact, Brownlee’s reviews are so good that Google VP Vic Gundotra even recognized him. 

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Former NASA employee launches diversity-filled emoji app

Emojis have changed how we communicate emotions via text and social media during conversations. The ongoing complaint has been that the popular emojis designed by Apple and other major corporations do not reflect the diversity of the world. Well one former NASA employee has changed that. 

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Like other companies, Twitter also comes up short on diversity

Twitter is the latest company to confirm that the field of technology isn’t diverse. The company released a statistical breakdown of the genders and ethnic backgrounds of its employees, and like many companies, the “diversity report” does not live up to its name. 

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Google to offer women and people of color free coding lessons

Ever since Google unveiled its numbers in terms of diversity regarding its work staff, the company has been making an effort to fix the lack of women and people of color in its offices. Just 17% of Google employees are women, but a new initiative is seeking to change that. 

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African developer creates first black emojis

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Following complaints that different races are not represented in the current set of emojis, an African company has released the first set of black digital faces.  Oju Africa launched the collection of 15 faces this week in the face of criticism of Apple’s lack of diversity. 

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African Americans rank #1 for social media site use

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, African Americans are dominant users of social media sites. 29 percent of African Americans tweet, compared to 16 percent amount whites and Latinos respectively. 30 percent of blacks use LinkedIn, compared to 22 percent of whites and 13 percent of Latinos who use the site. 

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