BLACK GIRLS CODE: 15-YEAR-OLD CHARMIENNE BUTTERFIELD STARTED CODING AT AGE 8

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Black Girls Code recently launched a series entitled, #FutureTechBoss where they are highlighting some extremely inspirational young girls in the field. According to a recent post, the purpose of the campaign is to serve as motivation and empowerment for the future generation of tech girls...

Black-Owned Tech Firm Developing Smart Phones Is Now Giving Them Away For Free

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Freddie Figgers, founder of the company, was recently featured on the new Netflix series called “Trigger Warning With Killer Mike”.

“Hidden Figures” Katherine Johnson Turns 100

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Katherine Johnson, who hand-crunched the numbers for America’s first manned space flight – a feat that finally got its Big Screen acknowledgement just two years ago, turned 100 on Sunday, August 26, 2018. “, we celebrate Alpha Kappa Alpha’s own, Katherine Johnson. She’s credited with...

Sierra Leone just became the first country in the world to use blockchain during an election

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Sierra Leone became the first country in the world to use blockchain technology to verify votes in an election last week. Swiss blockchain company Agora provided the service to 280 polling locations in Sierra Leone's Western District, which houses the nation's capital of Freetown and...

Black Girls CODE Creating Tech Exploration Lab At Google

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When it comes to increasing the representation of Black women in STEM, there is more work that needs to be done. According to a study released by Catalyst Inc., women of color made up slightly less than 10% of working scientists and engineers in...

Booker T. Washington Was the First African American to be Featured on a U.S. Postage Stamp

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On April 7, 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp. Several years later, he was honored to be on the first coin to feature an African American, the Booker T. Washington Memorial Half...

GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER OF ‘HIDDEN FIGURE’ KATHERINE JOHNSON SCORES PERFECT SCORE ON MATH SOL TEST

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Newport News, Virginia third grader, Na Kia Boykin recently scored a perfect score of 600 on her Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) test. Turns out, her love for math and science runs in her family as she is the great-granddaughter of pioneering NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson. SOL...

How Dr. Dre Became a Billion-Dollar Hip Hop Mogul

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In six years, Interscope records mogul Jimmy Iovine and hip-hop icon Dr. Dre have turned Beats By Dr. Dre headphones into a $1 billion-plus business. Now, together with new president and former Interscope executive Luke Wood, they're faced with a new challenge: taking a hot brand and making...

Mareena Robinson Snowden, is the first Black woman to graduate from MIT with a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering

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(Blacktour.com) - Black girl magic was in full effect earlier this month when Mareena Robinson Snowden, became the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. from MIT in Nuclear Engineering. Snowden’s dissertation focused on the development of radiation detectors for future nuclear arms control treaties....

Rapper Akon is Building the First Ever Black-Owned Futuristic City With Its Own Cryptocurrency Called Akoin

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Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist and philanthropist Akon is building a first of its kind 100% crypto-based city in Senegal, West Africa, and the only form of trade that will be used is his own digital cash currency called AKoin. The futuristic city will be...

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