BLAK TeK – 7.14.20

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By Daron Pressley, Black Enterprise

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, employment in STEM occupations grew at a much more rapid pace than non-STEM occupations over the last decade: 24.4% vs 4%, respectively. STEM occupations are projected to grow by 8.9% from 2014 to 2024, compared to 6.4% growth for non-STEM occupations…

Metro Esports CEO Shaon Berry

What we know about the arrest of ‘Nigeria’s most-wanted hacker’ Hushpuppi

By FRANCIS AKHALBEY | Staff Writer, Face2Face Africa

“Initial information includes that he was part of this gang which fraudulently obtained cash and cars from people,” the prosecutor continued. “His statement was taken by prosecution but this is just the beginning of prosecution investigations.”

GirlCode to Host Virtual Hackathon Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

By Jenna Delport, IT News Africa

GirlCode has announced that its inaugural hackathon will be taking place – this time as a virtual event held in August to coincide with the Women’s Month celebration…

Entries open for fifth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

By Staff Reporter for Ventureburn

Entries are now open for the sixth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards which aim to showcase the continent’s most innovative mobile and tech ventures…

Why did it take so long for Reddit and Facebook to block racist groups?

By Siva Vaidhyanathan, The Guardian

Why did it take so long, however, to get major tech companies to change their tune? Why weren’t the leaders of Reddit, YouTube and Facebook willing to take such steps in the aftermath of the 2017 genocide of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar? Why didn’t they act in 2016, when Facebook actively supported the Trump campaign as the failed businessman pledged to build a wall to keep Mexicans out of the US and ban Muslim immigration? Why did it take the visual evidence of the killing of George Floyd and all of the fallout within just one country, the US, to move advertisers, labor and management to take such action? Didn’t all the algorithmically stoked violence in Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, Myanmar and the Philippines matter?

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