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Join us as we welcome Greg Greenlee, Owner and Founder of Blacks In Technology (BIT). We will discuss his vision for BIT, its role in the community, the exciting programs and activites they have lined up, and the IT relavent content they provide. Learn more about them at https://www.blacksintechnology.net/
As much as we would prefer not to discuss it, skin tone complications of the past still afflict the psyche of present-day America, according to an article by TheGrio. And, to be sure, the studies the article cites don’t isolate the issue to the black community alone. Rather, the studies report that the issue is pervasive in mainstream America as well.
Even employers seem to prefer the lighter-skin blacks among us:
A 2006 University of Georgia study showed that employers prefer light-skinned black men to dark-skinned men, regardless of their qualifications. We found that a light-skinned black male can have only a Bachelor’s degree and typical work experience and still be preferred over a dark-skinned black male with an MBA and past managerial positions,” said Matthew S. Harrison in 2006, then a doctoral student in applied industrial organizational psychology at Georgia.The study, which sampled over 12,000 black women imprisoned in North Carolina between 1995 and 2009, showed that light-skinned women were sentenced to 12 percent less time behind bars than their darker-skinned counterparts. The results also showed that having light skin reduces the actual time served by 11 percent.
There has been many discussions about whether or not integration helped or hurt Blacks. There are many compelling arguments on both sides of this discussion. I'd like to open up the dialogue for different perspectives. Do you want your kids in an all Black/White school system? Do you think integration was a tactic from Caucasains to benefit them? Were Blacks better or worse, OVERALL, when we were segregated?
When having this discussing, there are often two recurring points that are made. When people speak about the Pros, they often point out: Better job and educational opportunities. When they speak about the Cons, they often point out the lost of Black family unity. Which side are you on?
Where does spirituality and technology intersect? Does technology help or hurt our connection to spirit? How do we balance this all out?
Each week join Michael Brazell and Taylor Hammond Foster as they take you on a journey into the spiritual. Each episode is geared towards facilitating community conversation on a variety of spiritual topics and current events. We try and blend practical advice with deep conversation.
This is a community based show. We want to hear from YOU! What topics would you like to hear on the show? What would help you grow as a seeker? Do you have guest reccomendations?
We've covered everything from conspiracy to Reiki, meditation to intution. We love diving into the deep end fo life's journey.
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On March 25, my guest will be Carl Mazzanti. Carl is the founder and CEO of eMazzanti Technologies, one of the premier IT consulting services for businesses ranging from home office and retail clients to multinational corporations throughout the New York metropolitan area and numerous international locations. With Carl's guidance, eMazzanti Technologies has recognized double-digit growth every year since they opened their doors in 2001. After a decade of experience consulting with his various clients to make certain their networks are secure, Carl has accumulated a nearly unparalleled knowledge of the numerous methods that a business owner can take to protect their network and secure the integrity of their client and personal data.
Our guest tonight is Technology Community Activist, Lazone Grays Jr, KS! Your line to call in is 646.478.3474 Press #1 to speak on air. You want to know how to get involved NOW - tonight is the night to tap in and turn up the volume!
Spellex. Vincent Petrillo, Product Manager.
Spellex Corporation is the world leader in industry specific writing tools software. The flagship line of Spellex products features its plug-in industry spelling software for Microsoft and their speech recognition software for Dragon Naturally Speaking.
Parallels. Kurt Schmucker, Senior Product Manager.
Parallels Cross-Platform Solutions make it possible and simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. They are the leader in helping customers take advantage of the best technology out there, whether it’s Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, or the Cloud.
CJ Johnson is an award-winning writer, actor, director, photographer, and producer based in Los Angeles, California. His past work includes: film, television, music videos, commercials, feature documentaries, and original web content. His background in journalism and marketing/advertising has helped him create a diverse body of creative works.
As entertainment and technology evolves, C.J. has been on the front lines, focusing on bridging the gap between the entertainment and tech worlds. By using creative strategies and social media tips/insight, C.J. has been able to help startups, small businesses, entertainment professionals, and entrepreneurs move forward C.J. is also a Certified Social Media Specialist.
Andre Boyer -
Andre Boyer is an award winning Actor and Producer. His TV credits include “Trophy Wife,” “Rake,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” and “Hello Ladies,” and his most recent film credits includes a three Indie picture deal with Afflatus Productions, where he starred alongside actors Paula Jai Parker (“Hustle & Flow”), Jackie Long (“ATL,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood”), and Jason Weaver (“ATL,” “Lion King”).
Boyer currently produces web-series "Venice Boulevard," a mockumentary style comedy following three D-list celebrities trying for a comeback in Los Angeles, which has nearly 70K followers on twitter. Previously, he received sponsorship from HTC to shoot "Maelstrom," a horror short shot exclusively on the HTC ONE M8. The short film won best film at the SUPER 9 Mobile Film Festival and was recently nominated at Burbank International Film fest for best mobile film.
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Who were the first Black Elected Officials? During the month of November, as the country gears up to re-elect or vote in the next wave of politicians, Black Reconstruction will revisit the Reconstruction era to pay homage to the Black Men who came before Obama. During this tumultuous time, Blacks not only established townships, they also positioned themselves to be an integral part of government.
At a Glance.. In 1855, Brownhelm Township, founded by Col. Henry Brown, gained notoriety throughout the U.S, when the township elected an African-American to government office. The NY Syracuse Daily Journal, May 31, 1855 reported that John Mercer Langston was a fugitive slave who had been elected clerk. Brownhelm's early residents had long been known for their strong anti-slavery stance; and Col. Henry Brown's home on the Lake Shore was often a final stop on the Underground Railroad, before reaching Canada by boat. African-American Firsts: Government
Local elected official: John Mercer Langston, 1855, town clerk of Brownhelm Township, Ohio.
State elected official: Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1836, the Vermont legislature.
Governor (appointed): P.B.S. Pinchback served as governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872-Jan. 13, 1873, during impeachment proceedings against the elected governor.
U.S. Representative: Joseph Rainey became a Congressman from South Carolina in 1870 and was reelected four more times.
U.S. Senator: Hiram Revels became Senator from Mississippi from Feb. 25, 1870, to March 4, 1871, during Reconstruction.
There have only been a total of five black senators in U.S. history: the remaining two are Blanche K. Bruce [1875-1881] and Barack Obama