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Skilled, the world’s largest virtual career center is excited to announce a formal partnership with the Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation, the largest community of people of African descent in the technology industry. The collaboration is to provide the Black community with unlimited access to career services which include resume reviews. It will also include 1:1 coaching/mentoring, mock technical interviews, and career counseling with a global community of elite technologists. Blacks In Technology and Skilled aim to continue BIT’s mission to “stop the divide” by establishing a blueprint of innovation and resources meant

In 2020, only about a quarter of professional computing jobs in the United States were held by women, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. But one Seattle group is trying to change that, and ensure women, people of color, and gender-diverse people are able to show up as themselves in this industry. Ada Developers Academy Ada Developers Academy, the tuition-free coding training program prioritizes BIPOC women and teaches them computer coding. It will accept online applications from March 7 through March 28 and local internships will be

People in the US city of New York are subject to “shocking” mass surveillance through facial recognition technology cameras, with the invasive technology especially trained on areas of the city with greater concentrations of non-white residents, new research by Amnesty International and partners has revealed today. The new analysis – published as part of a global Ban The Scan campaign – shows how the New York Police Department’s vast surveillance operation particularly affects people already targeted for stop-and-frisk across the city’s five boroughs.  In the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens the research shows

NBA All-Star Jrue Holiday and his wife, who is two-time Olympic gold medalist, Lauren Holiday, are on an admirable mission to help more Black-owned businesses and Black-led nonprofits. In this third round of grant funding, the athletic superstar couple will continue Jrue’s 2019-2020 season commitment where he pledged to donate a portion of his salary to the couple’s organization. Grants will be provided to organizations and small businesses that are located in the Greater Milwaukee, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles areas with priority given to those with a focus on social impact

Karin Fuentesová started off her career in the accounting sector, where she worked for 13 years. While working there, she observed how much time is wasted by people doing mundane tasks, such as manual data entry of invoices into accounting systems. After taking notes, Fuentesová launched Digitoo, which automates manual bookkeeping processes. Founded in 2019, the founder struggled to find investors but in 2021, it raised €900k in seed funding from Czech investors Kaya VC and Nation 1. For Fuentesová this was a huge success because only 46% of founders raise more than

As its latest diversity report shows, Netflix has made more progress in regards to diversity and inclusion, and according to the report, as of last year, more than half of the Los Gatos company’s global workforce and more than half of its leadership was female. Meanwhile, nearly 11% of its US workforce is Black and about 9% is Hispanic or Latinx — proportions that are significantly higher than those at many other tech companies. All those figures rose significantly in 2021 from the year before, according to the report, and

Remedial Health has secured $1 million in pre-seed funding to digitize pharmacies, and stem the supply of fake and substandard pharmaceutical products, starting with Nigeria before expanding to the rest of Africa. Founded in 2020 by Samuel Okwuada, a trained pharmacist and self-taught software developer, together with his co-founder Victor Benjamin – the company is said to be using part of the new funding will be used to extend the startup’s buy-now-pay-later offering, for an even wider reach. Okwuada started his entrepreneurial journey while still at the university, where he built SaaS products,

A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in December alone. But the latest numbers also revealed that Latinas are exiting the workforce at higher rates than any other demographic, which economists are really concerned about. The research was released around about the same time that another report, by Russell Reynolds Associates, found that Black technology workers face professional barriers that lead to shorter average tenures than technology workers of other racial backgrounds. Russell Reynolds found that Black tech workers moved between employers every 3.5 years

Up to £23 million in government funding will create more AI and data conversion courses, helping young people from underrepresented groups including women, black people and people with disabilities join the UK’s world-leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry. Up to two thousand scholarships for master AI conversion courses, which enable graduates to do further study courses in the field even if their undergraduate course is not directly related, will create a new generation of experts in data science and AI. The UK has a long history in AI, from codebreaker Alan

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