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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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New app gives juveniles second chance by expunging criminal records

A new app created by the Juvenile Justice Council is seeking to clear the path for juveniles with criminal records. Expunge.io seeks to inform juveniles about the importance of erasing their criminal backgrounds.

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Coding program offers 1 year scholarship, training for people of color

A one-year progressive coding and app development program is now accepting applications. Code for Progress trains people to “build the digital tools they’ll use to communicate, organize, and mobilize in their communities.

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Homeless man offered coding lessons releases first mobile app

Leo Grand’s life changed after a 23-year-old programmer who used to walk past the homeless man offered him a deal: Patrick McConlogue offered to either give Grand $100, or teach him how to code. Grand chose the latter, and after three months he has released his first mobile application.

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City of Harlem to receive largest free public Wi-Fi network in country

New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced that Harlem will receive the nation’s largest continuous free outdoor public Wi-Fi network. When completed in May, the Harlem WiFi Network will cover 95 blocks, and will provide free on-the-go connectivity to roughly 80,000 Harlem residents, businesses and visitors.

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Is Sharing Really Caring?

Exploitation is at its finest nowadays. We often don’t think twice about the videos and images we share and comment on once they’re posted. We get our laughs, get our views, likes, or follows and afterwards carry on as if nothing questionable happened. But what if it’s YOUR  image? Your picture might be floating around on the internet, […]

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Prisoners in California undergo tech job training

Thanks to the expansion of a prison program, inmates in California have the chance to gain valuable skills in the field of technology. ”The Last Mile” trains inmates in San Quentin State Prison as well as Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility.

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18 Year-Old Eesha Khare Invents Device that Charges Cell Phones in 30 Seconds

18 Year-Old Eesha Khare grew tired of her cell phone losing power so quickly. So this brilliant young lady invented a device that charges cell phones in 20-30 seconds max!

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