Google partners with Howard University to teach black students how to code in bid to boost diversity in Silicon Valley
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Google partners with Howard University to teach black students how to code in bid to boost diversity in Silicon Valley

GOOGLE HAS partnered with the historically black Howard University to launch a programme that will teach its students to code. The technology giant is ramping up efforts to promote diversity in Silicon Valley with the three-month summer programme open to talented juniors and seniors studying computer science. Google said that 25 to 30 students would … Continue reading

Jay Z to produce TV series and film about the life of slain teen Trayvon Martin
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Jay Z to produce TV series and film about the life of slain teen Trayvon Martin

HIP-HOP mogul Jay Z and the Weinstein Company will team up to produce a series of television and film projects about the life of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager shot dead by a neighbourhood watchman, George Zimmerman, in 2012. Trayvon’s death and Zimmerman’s eventual acquittal sparked a worldwide outcry and helped give rise to the … Continue reading

Chicago public school students write open letter thanking Chance The Rapper for his $1 million donation
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Chicago public school students write open letter thanking Chance The Rapper for his $1 million donation

STUDENTS FROM Chicago’s Lakeview High School have written an open letter to Chance The Rapper following his $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools. The open letter, published in Billboard, was filled with their gratitude for the Grammy Award-winner’s generous act. “We thank you for supporting Chicago’s minority youth when not many others have put … Continue reading

British music mogul Jamal Edwards MBE, 26, raises awareness about men’s mental health in new documentary
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British music mogul Jamal Edwards MBE, 26, raises awareness about men’s mental health in new documentary

THE FOUNDER of one of the UK’s leading music platforms has joined forces with suicide awareness charity CALM to help break taboos surrounding men’s mental health. Jamal Edwards MBE, 26, says he believes it’s his duty to speak up about the issue and raise awareness about it and show “people they’re not alone” via SB.TV. “I … Continue reading