Marie Van Brittan Brown (1922-1999) | Verizon Innovative App Challenge National Winners | John H. Johnson (1918 – 2005) | Florida’s Race-Based Education Standards

February 25, 2015

In honor of Black History Month, Broadband and Social Justice will feature African Americans, companies, and others from past and present who have made extraordinary achievements in entrepreneurship, social justice, and advocacy in media, telecommunications, or technology within the nation and around the world. Geek of the Week Marie Van Brittan Brown (1922-1999)Marie Van Brittan […]

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Dr. Herbert Smitherman (1937-2010) | Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition | Christopher J. Williams | Anthem Health Insurance Hackers

February 13, 2015

In honor of Black History Month, Broadband and Social Justice will feature African Americans, companies, and others from past and present who have made extraordinary achievements in entrepreneurship, social justice, and advocacy in media, telecommunications, or technology within the nation and around the world. Geek of the Week Dr. Herbert Smitherman (1937-2010)We’ve all heard of […]

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Nathan Newman | Broadband and Social Justice Summit Attendees and Supporters | Benjamin Crump | Baby Monitor Hackers

January 30, 2015

Geek of the Week Nathan NewmanNathan Newman is the Director of Data Justice, a new project highlighting the exploitation of personal data by big data platforms and their role in driving rising economic inequality in the economy. Recently, Newman was a Fellow at New York University’s Information Law Institute from 2012-2014, where he wrote multiple […]

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Dr. Frances Negrón-Muntaner | MMTC Passing the Baton Reception Host Committee and Attendees | Moctesuma Esparza | Webcam Hackers

December 21, 2014

Geek of the Week Dr. Frances Negrón-Muntaner Dr. Frances Negrón-Muntaner is the Director of the Columbia University Center for the study of Race and Ethnicity, a vibrant teaching, research, and public engagement space founded in 1999 to support and promote the most innovative thinking about race, ethnicity, indigeneity, and other categories of difference to better understand […]

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David Porter | Social Media’s Role in Social Justice | Weili Dai | Sony Hackers

December 10, 2014

Geek of the Week David PorterDavid Porter is the Executive Director of the Walter Kaitz Foundation, the cable industry’s primary advocate for workforce diversity, supplier diversity, and diversity in programming content.  In this role that he has held since 2006, Porter leads all aspects of the Foundation’s activities including fundraising, grant administration, and program development. […]

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Ferguson Art Activist Molly Crabapple | #GivingTuesday | Sachi Koto | Regin Surveillance Trojan

November 26, 2014

Geek of the Week Ferguson Art Activist Molly CrabappleThe slaying of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO, has evinced strong reactions across the nation, bringing to the forefront lingering wounds and long-dormant voices on racial profiling across the country.  The dialogue has been punctuated by protests and […]

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Andre Arbelaez | Girl Develop It | Mariya Yao | Apps that Invade Users’ Privacy

November 20, 2014

Geek of the Week Andre ArbelaezAndre Arbelaez is the Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Softtek USA, a global provider of IT services and business process solutions with 8000 associates across 30 offices around the world. In addition to this role, Arebelaez is President of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), a premier […]

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Dr. Kari Stubbs | The Alliance for Excellent Education | Tristan Walker | Email Phishing Scams

November 13, 2014

Geek of the Week Dr. Kari StubbsDr. Kari Stubbs is the Director of 21st Century Learning at BrainPOP Educators, a company that creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. The company’s award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. BrainPOP is […]

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Karine Travieso | Black Interactive Next Generation Experience | Darrell Mays | Price Discrimination on e-Commerce Websites

November 5, 2014

Geek of the Week Karine TraviesoKarine Travieso is the Vice President of Digital Marketing and Promotions with Turner Broadcasting System, a position she has held since 2013. Travieso has over 15 years’ experience in her career in multimedia marketing, through which she has developed a sharp eye for digital marketing campaigns and created marketing platforms […]

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Jesús Lara | Citizen Schools | Ayori Selassie | Apps That Invade Users’ Privacy

October 30, 2014

Geek of the Week Jesús LaraJesús Lara is the Executive Vice President of Digital Media with Spanish Broadcasting System, the largest publicly-traded, Hispanic-controlled entertainment company in the nation. Previously, Lara founded and served as CEO of Amusse, where he led a team that designed and built innovative entertainment products to teach English to youth across […]

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