Culture & Black Life

Celebrate International Women’s Day With These Black Queens of Tech

This International Women’s Day, EBONY recognizes five women making a difference in technology. From app developers to data analysts, check out these Black queens who are impacting the field of STEM. Sherrell Dorsey Data and technology journalist Sherrell Dorsey is determined to promote Black STEM professionals, creating both The Plug and BLKTECHCLT to give voice

Arts & Entertainment

YG Supports Young Women in STEM With $150K Donation to Girl Code LA

Compton rapper YG is doing his part to ensure young women of color know careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are well within their reach. The “Big Bank” spitter recently cut a check for Los Angeles-based organization, Girl Code. Founded by NFL baller Dez white, Girl Code pushes to expose young women to

Arts & Entertainment

Disney Donates $1 Million to STEM Programs Following ‘Black Panther’ Success

The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the massive success of Black Panther by donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, according to a news release. The donation is meant to further develop the organization’s youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an

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Careers & Finance

Society for Science & the Public to Give $35,000 in Grants to Black STEM Projects

On Wednesday, the Society for Science & the Public announced the donation of $35,000 in grants to eight innovative organizations that support community-based STEM projects. Through the STEM Action Grant Program, the Society plans to fund “mission-driven organizations that promote STEM and science literacy. “Now is the time to nurture and support community-based organizations that

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Culture & Black Life

Google Pledges $1M to Bring More Black Males to Tech

When it comes to STEM, there’s an obvious lack of diversity regarding the work sector. But Google just made a huge commitment to bringing more Black males into the field. According to Huffington Post, the tech giant issued a $1 million grant to The Hidden Genius Project. The organization seeks to increase the representation of

Culture & Black Life

Black Teens Kick Butt in Tech, Need More Access to STEM

Here’s the good news. A new study released this past October found that Black tweens and teens are both proficient and confident in basic computer education and technology. More than 80 percent of the youth surveyed — who ranged between 11 and 17 in age — know how to use programs like Microsoft, Excel, and

‘Hidden Figures’ Brings Black Women in STEM to the Forefront

Mathematicians and scientists Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were the first African-American women to work for NASA during its formative years. Their impact and work was crucial to the success of the agency’s Mercury and Apollo missions. Do you know their story? If not, you will soon. Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer are

Careers & Finance

Meet Dr. Ayanna Howard, One of the Nation’s Most Promising Engineers

If you’ve ever wondered what a Black woman roboticist looks like, shift your attention to Ayanna Howard, owner and chief technology officer of an Atlanta-based company called Zyrobotics. Recognized as one of Business Insider’s 23 most powerful women engineers, Howard makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fun and accessible for children with disabilities through

Black History

[IN MY LIFETIME] Dr. Jedidah Isler Remembers the Brilliance of Dr. Beth Brown

Dr. Beth Brown was the first Black woman astrophysicist I had ever heard about around high school (there were others before her, but I found out about her first). Dr. Brown was the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D from the University of Michigan’s Department of Astronomy. She was working at NASA Goddard at