Technology

Watch the Latest Episode of the Black Girls CODE Web Documentary

by Von Diaz on Mar 11, 2014 9:54AM

Meet the future of tech!

Topics: /NOW, Youth and Race, Technology, Schools & Youth

Tristan Walker's Plans to Increase Diversity in Silicon Valley

by Von Diaz on Nov 11, 2013 10:03AM

The former head of business development at FourSquare now has his sights set on increasing diversity in the tech sector.

Topics: /NOW, Technology

Black Girls Code Founder Kimberly Bryant Gets White House Nod

by Von Diaz on Jul 31, 2013 2:29PM

The San Francisco-based founder of the STEM initiative got one of 11 White House Champions for Change in Tech Inclusion awards today.

Topics: /NOW, Technology

A Drone Show On Capitol Hill

by Seth Freed Wessler on Sep 14, 2012 9:55AM

The government's best new not-so-secret weapon is on display in the nation's Capitol.

Topics: /NOW, Technology

Want To Report Airport Racial Profiling? There's an App for That

by Julianne Hing on Apr 30, 2012 3:03PM

FlyRights was released by the Sikh Coalition to help community members document, and end, religious and ethnic profiling at the airport.

Topics: /NOW, Technology

There's An App for That: "I'm Getting Arrested" Alerts for Immigrants

by Julianne Hing on Mar 13, 2012 4:05PM

It would inform people of their civil rights, and alert their family members that they've been stopped by police.

Topics: /NOW, Technology, Immigration

Infographic: What the New Digital Divide Looks Like

by Hatty Lee on Dec 6, 2011 10:21am

The defining question of the information age is no longer whether you're online, it's how you got there. Here's why your connection matters.

How Big Telecom Used Smartphones to Create a New Digital Divide

by Jamilah King on Dec 6, 2011 10:19AM

The information age's defining question is no longer who's online, but how they got there. Consumers of color are closing the digital divide with smart phones. But they've surfed into a space where telecom has the right to do as it pleases with both users and content.

Topics: Technology, Media, New Digital Divide

The Dubious, Dangerous Science of Race Lives On, Says Scholar

by Julianne Hing on Sep 23, 2011 9:51AM

Northwestern University's Dorothy Roberts warns in a new book that too much mainstream science still accepts the idea that human beings are divided into fundamentally different groups. She explains to Colorlines.com why that's a problem.

Topics: Health, Technology

The Deadly Labor Behind Our Phones, Laptops and Consumer Gadgets

by Sophia Cheng on Sep 1, 2011 9:30AM

The world's largest consumer manufacturer has drawn global outrage for a string of worker suicides in its factories. But the problem is rooted in Western consumer markets, not Chinese sweatshops.

Topics: Economy, Technology, Global Affairs