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Alhaji M. Sow, an 18-year-old sophomore studying aeronautical science at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), was shot and killed during a confrontation with officers on December 3. Now his family is reportedly questioning the use of force on their son. Here’s a breakdown of what we know so far: Around 10 p.m. on Friday, December 3, Melbourne police reported officers were called to the campus after news of the sophomore brandishing a knife and allegedly assaulting students with it.  Authorities report Florida tech campus security confronted Sow inside the Roberts Hall, where investigators say he refused

Schools across the UK and Ireland are to receive hundreds of books celebrating Black women in the tech industry to amplify the stories of 51 of them excelling in the sector. Tech London Advocates (TLA) Black Women in Tech released their first book, ‘The Voices in the Shadow’ at the end of October and pledged to give away their first 300 copies free to students. Now – it’s finally happening. According to the BSC (British Computer Society), The Chartered Institute for IT, the representation of women in the tech industry has increased

Beyonce has expanded her partnership with Peloton and is releasing another series today in the hope of inspiring HBCU students on their fitness journey. Peloton will also be donating their bikes to HBCU fitness facilities this fall as part of the collaboration. The 72-hour fitness session with Beyonce will include 17 classes spanning three days with content streaming globally from Peloton Studios in London and New York. For the first time, Peloton will include classes in three languages — English, German and Spanish — to be more inclusive.  According to a press release

OneTen — a group of industry executives with a mission to hire more Black individuals — has just launched its inaugural scholarship program to spearhead 3,500 underserved students toward the tech industry. As a contribution toward OneTen’s commitment, Udacity and Blacks In Technology will lend a hand to support the initiative.  Udacity, an American for-profit educational organization, will offer recipients the opportunity to partake in a flexible online program to allow them to pursue a full-time position or continue their educational pursuits.  While Blacks In Technology will amplify students’ efforts by providing them

Digital Harbor, a technology specialist school in Baltimore, has received dozens of laptops for its students from TODAY’s Al Roker and Comcast after its principal was named Maryland’s Principal of the Year for 2021. Thanks to Comcast, a telecommunications conglomerate, the students were gifted 1,400 brand new Dell laptops and a free year of internet access. Taiisha Swinton-Buck was left in shock from the surprise and told the TODAY Programme: “It means everything to us.”  She added: “At Digital Harbor High School, we’re focused on technology. Computers kept us connected during the COVID

The UC Davis Centre for Integrated Company and STEM Education, better known as C-Stem, has recently received a $2.4million grant to help young Black girls tap into engineering and robotics at a younger age. According to the center, which hopes the program will become a “mentoring pipeline,” the National Science Foundation gave the grant. The money will allow the organization to access vital resources needed to equip the girls with the necessary skills to succeed in the STEM sector. The program, dubbed The Ujima Girls in Robotics Leadership Project, will be

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