PeaceEarth, a digital-first project, aims to create a network of “peace builders” by educating youth in war-torn areas across the world on the topic of conflict resolution. More specifically, it strives to teach how technology and new communication tools can be used to promote a global message of well-being. It was founded by actor and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Forest Whitaker.
“We’re internationally focused on engaging, empowering and inspiring people to understand there are different ways…Read full post
New York City police stopped and questioned people 685,724 times in 2011, a more than 600 percent increase in street stops since 2002 — according to the New York Civil Liberties Union. Now — there’s an app for that.
The group released a free smartphone application that allows people to record videos of and report police “stop and frisk” activity, a practice widely denounced by civil rights groups as unjustified stops that they say…Read full post
Angela Allen didn’t know the first thing about computers, but thanks to an innovative new program she’s got the basics down pat and is poised to learn more through the city’s KEYSPOT program.
“We’ve had someone teach us so many things about the Internet,” Allen said. “I actually…Read full post
This is the 2nd hour of”The Digital Divide” broadcast with host Chris Curtis Tech Talk Tuesday. It was broadcast live on 900AM WURD. Be sure to subscribe to our podcasts to get the most recent audio transmissions sent directly to you!
The Digital Divide is terminology used to describe the inequality between groups having access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies. Is the Digital…Read full post
The Digital Divide is terminology used to describe the inequality between groups having access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies. Is the Digital Divide making progress or becoming more problematic?
Chris Curtis, Internet Business Strategist, says “The Digital Divide is very much still a problem. As technology moves forward, people are left behind for many reasons – sometimes no fault of their own.” The Read full post
Jillian Maldonado is a 29-year-old student at the Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center and an Avon sales representative who earns $300 a week. On most nights, she takes the D train from her classes in Manhattan back to her third-floor apartment in the South Bronx. It’s a tough neighborhood. A few months ago she heard gunshots outside her window.
Once home, Maldonado cooks dinner. She cleans up. She helps her 9-year-old son, Nelson, with his homework. Then the single mother and her son bundle up and…Read full post
Race and technology are two of the most powerful motifs in American history, but until recently they have not often been considered in relation to each other. Technology and the African-American Experience: Needs and Opportunities for Study unites these discussions. This collection of essays examines the intersection of the two in a variety of social and technological contexts, pointing out, as the subtitle (borrowed from Brooke…Read full post
Catapulting to the Future is the annual exhibition of the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology which shares these role models with grade school and higher education students to propel new generations of technologists.Read full post