Google Engages Black Community Nationwide

"Attendees

Attendees at the Girls Rock Tech! Summit at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ

EAST COAST

On the east coast, Google partnered with Black Girls Rock! to bring the Made with Code movement to Newark, NJ for the Girls Rock Tech! Summit.  The event took place Saturday morning, a day after the Black Girls Rock! awards show taping with 120 teenagers participating in a coding workshop and series of panel discussions focused on technology and hosted by Google. Google’s Made with Code also awarded a young Black Girls Rock! student a coding scholarship for $10,000 at the event with $20,000 more in scholarships to follow.

The program included surprise celebrity guest actress Tatyana Ali. Google’s Valeisha Butterfield Jones served as the MC. The goal of the program was to inspire young Black girls to follow their dreams and consider coding as a career path.

"Tatyana

Tatyana Ali with guests at the Girls Rock Tech! Summit

"A

A young tech enthusiast makes remarks as Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond looks on

 

WEST COAST

 

"Carol's

Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price and Jackie Aina at the Youtube Black event 

On the west coast, Youtube hosted the first-ever Black Creators Event with one hundred Black Youtube creators from across the country. The program provided a platform for creators to connect with each other and to learn from seasoned vets, including; beauty maven Lisa Price, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, powerhouse TV/film director Mara Brock Akil, comedian Wanda Sykes and others. The program advanced the goal to galvanize black leaders, including those in the technology space.

"Activist

Activist DeRay McKesson shares insights at the Youtube Black event

 

THE BELTWAY

"Matt

In Washington D.C., Google hosted a dinner for formerly incarcerated Americans and their families. The energy in the room was magnetic and attendees walked away even more inspired to use technology to tell the stories of their families still behind bars. In addition, the formerly incarcerated individuals in attendance were non-violent offenders and yet, shared stories of experiencing prison sentences of 10 to 25 years, ripping them away from their children and families who needed them most. Many leaders and celebrities including MC Hammer were in attendance.

"Malika

 

 

You may be interested

The Revolution Will Be Digitized and It’s Coming to Your City
Events,
189 views
Events,
189 views

The Revolution Will Be Digitized and It’s Coming to Your City

Editorial Dept - September 21, 2017

Today citizen activist groups like WeCopwatch are turning their cameras on, capturing police offenses, and protecting the rights of citizens.…

Maino Drops “Family” ft. Dios – Check it Out!
Music,
166 views
Music,
166 views

Maino Drops “Family” ft. Dios – Check it Out!

Editorial Dept - September 21, 2017

Maino drops his new collabo single featuring Dios Called "Family".   Check the song out below. [audio mp3="http://www.flossmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Maino-ft.-Dios-Family-Dirty-MP3WAXX.mp3"][/audio]

Fergie Drops Video For “Like It Ain’t Nuttin'” – Check it Out!
Music,
159 views
Music,
159 views

Fergie Drops Video For “Like It Ain’t Nuttin'” – Check it Out!

Editorial Dept - September 21, 2017

Eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and global superstar, Fergie has released the music video for "Like It Ain't Nuttin'". The track is…

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: