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Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders? | Bloomberg Businessweek

Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders? | Bloomberg Businessweek | Diverse Books and Media | Scoop.it
Howard University fights to join the tech boom

 

Photo caption:  Legand Burge, the chair of Howard University's computer science department.

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#SameenaandLizz: Congressional Candidate Sameena Mustafa's Twitter Q&A with Lizz Winstead

#SameenaandLizz: Congressional Candidate Sameena Mustafa's Twitter Q&A with Lizz Winstead | Diverse Books and Media | Scoop.it
Chicagoan Sameena Mustafa is running a history-making campaign in the 5th Congressional District: If elected, she'd be the first woman to represent the district and the first Muslim woman elected to Congress in U.S. history.
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Black Panther, Luke Cage and the First Black Artist to Draw Both - The New York Times

Black Panther, Luke Cage and the First Black Artist to Draw Both - The New York Times | Diverse Books and Media | Scoop.it
Billy Graham was a Renaissance man who worked as an artist for Marvel Comics when he wasn’t writing plays or doing standup at the Apollo.
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Newsmaker: Misty Copeland - Dancer to chair National Library Week By Amy Carlton | February 1, 2018

Newsmaker: Misty Copeland - Dancer to chair National Library Week  By Amy Carlton | February 1, 2018 | Diverse Books and Media | Scoop.it
Misty Copeland, honorary chair of this year’s National Library Week (April 8–14), spoke with American Libraries about reading, writing, and—of course—ballet.
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Here’s the link to tonight’s event @nypl_lpa The NYPL for the Performing Arts. Admission is free but you must register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feeding-the-dragon-tickets-40968392565 … #thelittlegirlwholivedinthelibrary #dontletthatfurnacegoout
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The DeanBeat: GDC 2018 shows the heartbreaking story of Muslims in gaming | GamesBeat

The DeanBeat: GDC 2018 shows the heartbreaking story of Muslims in gaming | GamesBeat | Diverse Books and Media | Scoop.it

Above: Oasis map in Overwatch

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Game developer and educator Osama Dorias let out some emotion and passion during his talk on “Muslim Representation in Games.” It was one of those rare moments at the Game Developers Conference this week that I’ll remember for a while.

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The Marvelous Nnedi Okorafor

The Marvelous Nnedi Okorafor | Diverse Books and Media | Scoop.it
Black Panther's Dora Milaje are in good hands with the Nigerian American science fiction star.
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History, Memory, and the Power of Black Radio – AAIHS

History, Memory, and the Power of Black Radio – AAIHS | Diverse Books and Media | Scoop.it

Harlem residents in front of a shop listening to the radio, 1930s (Photo: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture).


By Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders

March 16, 2018

Between 1948 and 1950, a radio series called Destination Freedom aired on WMAQ, a local Chicago NBC station. Richard Durham created Destination Freedom in an attempt to profile significant African American historical figures and their contributions to American democracy and freedom. Durham was an African American journalist, poet, dramatist, labor organizer, and one-time Communist Party member, who began his career as part of the Writer’s Project of the WPA and later worked as a writer for The Chicago Defender. In an era when African Americans were increasingly visible in the arts, though not always in positive roles, Durham’s scripts attempted to reclaim a triumphant narrative of African American history. Peppered throughout this platform were some Black radio stars, though they often appeared in only comedic shows that perpetrated age-old Black stereotypes and minstrelsy. As Barbara Savage explains in Broadcasting Freedom: Radio, War, and The Politics of Race, 1938-1948 (1999), Durham’s show was unlike any other because his work molded Black history into a “living political argument.”

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One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen passes away

One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen passes away | Diverse Books and Media | Scoop.it
Floyd Carter Sr., who lived in the Bronx, had fought in three U.S. wars.
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Happy Birthday, Marsha! on Instagram: “BIG NEWS: We are thrilled to announce that Happy Birthday, Marsha! will have its *world premiere* at @outfest in LA on March 10 and 11!…”

Happy Birthday, Marsha! on Instagram: “BIG NEWS: We are thrilled to announce that Happy Birthday, Marsha! will have its *world premiere* at @outfest in LA on March 10 and 11!…” | Diverse Books and Media | Scoop.it

303 Likes, 7 Comments - Happy Birthday, Marsha! (@hbdmarsha) on Instagram: “BIG NEWS: We are thrilled to announce that Happy Birthday, Marsha! will have its *world premiere* at @outfest in LA on March 10 and 11! Link in bio for details and tickets. Reina Gossett, Sasha Wortzel, and Mya Taylor will be present for QA! GIF @flockofsiegel (sound on) ACCESS: Our film is captioned and includes audio description. Waiting to hear accessibility info for the LA venues. For regular screenings, people age 21 and under get in for FREE. #happybirthdaymarsha #marshapjohnson #outfestfusion #myataylor #arthurjafa #reinagossett #sashawortzel

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Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 #OutfestFusion LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival! http://outfest.org/fusion2018
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