STEM Education, Marcus Garvey and Cultural Resonance

“Greetings Bredren and Sistren. To those visiting from overseas, from Babylon and all its manifestations in the world, I greet you in the name of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I the First, Jah Rastafari.” I’ve never attended a meeting about STEM education and...

Robert E Lee and The Congressional Black Caucus

I was invited today to the Georgia Capitol to address a number of technologists and members of the Georgia Congressional Black Caucus – the largest state legislative Black Caucus in the country.  The subject of my talk was: STEM Education and the Future of Atlanta:...

2017 Problem of the Color Line

Atlanta just elected its 60th mayor. She’s Black and she won because there are more Black people in Atlanta than there are White people. According to 538, Atlanta is the second most segregated city in the United States. Segregation means that the residents of the city...

What I learned in El Paso

I was invited to give a distinguished lecture at the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP). The title of my lecture was Equity and Computing in an Era of Chaos. While the lecture went well, the experience was profoundly moving for me. I’d never been to El Paso before. ...

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October 5th was the deadline for students eligible to renew their participation in DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. For those students who came to the United States as children, DACA grants them permission to stay and continue their education and civic...