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Deputy Secretary Miller keynotes INNOVATION & EQUITY at Lincoln Theatre

The Honorable Tony Miller, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Education, will keynote the 11th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology Symposium — INNOVATION & EQUITY: Spurring Manufacturing Through Innovation in Black Communities — on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 in the historic Lincoln Theater, 1215 U St. in the nation’s capitol. He will […]

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Policymakers miss opportunity to create jobs with black tech firms

At age 26, Mary Spio was an engineer for Boeing in charge of its satellite communications division.   Like generations of black innovators from Benjamin Banneker to Percy Julian, she saw even more applications for her discoveries.   Spio became co-patent holder for digital cinema, taking the motion picture industry from fragile reel distribution to direct simultaneous […]

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Black computer workers have lower unemployment rate

African-Americans in computer manufacturing are the only group of black manufacturing employees to have single digit unemployment rates. According to the Silicon Ceiling 10: Equal Opportunity in High Technology, the 94,000 blacks employed in computer and electronic manufacturing faced an 11.9 percent unemployment rate in 2008. That rate skyrocketed to 23.6 percent in 2009.  By […]

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Implications of Comcast/NBC merger

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a very important hearing in Los Angeles on Monday, June 7, 2010 at the California Science Center (Exposition Park near the USC campus) to allow individuals in the creative industry as well as business owners in media the opportunity to share their concerns with the current […]

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