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Jesse Jackson calls on Obama to scrutinize tech industry's 'lack of diversity'

“Jesse Jackson called on the Obama administration Monday to scrutinize the tech industry’s lack of diversity,” Wendy Koch reports for USA Today. “‘The government has a role to play’ in ensuring that women and minorities are fairly represented in the tech workforce, Jackson told a USA TODAY editorial board meeting. 549 more words


Why Civil Rights Activists May Have The Black Twitter Conversation Wrong

Recently, civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson pressured Twitter to publicly release the gender and ethnic breakdown on its employees. Jackson has succeeded in getting major Internet companies — Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and most recently Twitter — to release reports that show what we already know, Black people are barely represented in the tech industry and we’re highly represented in social media. 1,432 more words

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July 20 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – July 20 *

1934 – Henry Dumas is born in Sweet Home, Arkansas. He will move
to the village of Harlem in New York City at the age of… 867 more words

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Nelson Mandela International Day Chairman of SAGCE Gifts Mandela Coins

To Sec. General  Ban Ki-Moon, Jesse Jackson and People on the Street


CONTACT: Melanie Nathan
Immediate Release: July 18, 2014.
melanien@sagoldcoin.com… 789 more words


Why Twitter and the Rest of Silicon Valley Should Disclose Their Diversity Data

Twitter has become the largest media platform for minority voices on the planet. Everything from the Trayvon Martin case to the BET Awards has become the equivalent of a front-page headline on the site thanks to the social network’s trending topics, which aggregate the most popular conversations and present them to all Twitter users. 893 more words

America wants Sarah Palin, Jesse Jackson and Others to Shut Up...

Sarah Palin is finally in the lead in the polls. Unfortunately, it’s the one to keep her mouth shut. In a recent telephone poll, Americans essentially told the former candidate to, in my NeNe voice, “Go hide.” She is one of several politicians in the poll and led the pack with over 50% responding she should keep quiet. 154 more words

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Citizens have been not only demoted as first priority but also devalued!

Karen Lewis stated in 2013: “When will we address the fact that rich white people think they know what’s in the best interests of African-American and Latino children, no matter what their parents’ income or education level?” Okay Karen then tell me why your influential, well connected, and supposed leaders in Chicago aren’t producing results and finding solutions themselves?   562 more words