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Digital Divide

Calling All Girls (Part Two): Their Future, Our Responsibility

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

If game developers are going to be able to deliver the products that will "speak" to their core market, it behooves them to add more women to their employee ranks.

Reinventing Your Connection to the Web: Time Management in the Digital Age

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.15.2012 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

When you're going online to accomplish specific goals, it's good to make a list and check off everything as you go along. We've all been sidetracked by hyperlinks, and this is part of the addictive quality of the Internet.

Phone Companies Ignore Low-Price Requirement That You Are Paying For

ProPublica | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology

By Jeff Gerth ProPublica, May 1, 2012, 10 a.m.At the dawn of the Internet era, Congress set out to avert a digital divide between rich and poor stud...

Calling All Girls: The Video Gaming Industry Offers Exceptional Opportunities to Young Women

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 06.24.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

The game industry is -- or should be -- a career target for today's female students in elementary and secondary schools as well as in higher education.

Is That an Apple?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.31.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

If our children can't tell you what a potato or an apple is -- how are they going to determine the future of quantum computing or nanotechnology as it applies to healthcare?

Liberal Arts in the Digital Age: Teaching Technology as a Language

Sara Rasmussen | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Sara Rasmussen

From iPads to audio recorders, Smart Classrooms to online courses, new tools find their way into students' and educators' hands every day. But many teachers seem hesitant to embrace all this rapidly emerging technology.

Closing the App Gap

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents
Lesli Rotenberg

Some will continue to debate whether apps are appropriate for kids at all -- regardless of income. But we've found that not only are touch screen apps intuitive and age-appropriate for young children, they also have powerful learning potential.

The Digital Divide and the Racial Wealth Gap: Why Supporting Minority Business Enterprise is an Answer for Both

David Honig | Posted 05.05.2012 | Technology
David Honig

We are currently facing the greatest threat to first class citizenship, competitiveness, economic growth, and moral fiber as a nation since segregation. A deep digital divide exists at a critical point in our nation's history where we are transitioning from an industrial to a digital society.

Gerry Smith

Without Internet, Urban Poor Fear Being Left Behind In Digital Age | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.01.2012 | Technology

Jillian Maldonado is a 29-year-old student at the Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center and an Avon sales representative who earns $300 a week. On most ...

Gerry Smith

Digital Divide in Mississippi Splits Along Racial Lines, Report Finds | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.31.2012 | Technology

African Americans in Mississippi often have fewer options for high-speed Internet and spend a higher proportion of their incomes on the Internet than ...

Gerry Smith

F.C.C. Chair Announces New Plan To Bridge Digital Divide | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology

The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced a new plan to expand broadband Internet access by modernizing a program that pro...

The New 'Digital Divide'

Bill_Robinson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Technology

As I was sitting at the bar in my local New York City watering hole recently, a troubling realization dawned on me: there were 14 people, men and women, sitting at the bar and every single one of them was using a smartphone, their faces glowing eerily from the backlight.

More Wireless Broadband Is What Consumers Want, U.S. Needs to Close the Digital Divide

David Honig | Posted 03.04.2012 | Technology
David Honig

For the United States to be competitive with other nations, and to end the digital divide, the Treasury should invest what's necessary to build out and sustain fast national wireline and wireless services.

Black In America: Why Black Media Needs to Succeed In Digital to Accelerate Innovation

Navarrow Wright | Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices
Navarrow Wright

African Americans are now faced with a new wave of innovation, the digital age, which presents it's own set of challenges for African Americans and it's own set of opportunities for black media. Sadly, there has not been as strong of a showing in black media on the digital front. Why?

Working Together for a Safe and Prosperous Cyberspace

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology
Nigel Sheinwald

UK-US partnership on cyber issues goes back to the very beginnings of the Internet. In fact, the Internet may never have come to be without collaboration between UK and US researchers.

Entrepenuership Should Not Be Limited By Color Or Access In The Wireless Age

Navarrow Wright | Posted 10.28.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

In the wireless age, we should be able to have a level playing field in which an idea -- an entrepreneur -- will be judged by the content of its concept rather than by the color of its maker. So we need to make everyone has equal access and the opportunity to do so.

African Americans and the Digital Divide

Maura Cheeks | Posted 12.07.2011 | Black Voices
Maura Cheeks

Nowadays, one of the first things people hear when they start applying for jobs is: "Do you blog?" For a large number of people this question is anything but intimidating. For those stuck in the digital divide it can only pose one more question -- where to begin?

10 Funniest Parents Texts (VIDEO) | David Moye | Posted 11.21.2011 | Weird News

When parents learn to text, it can be a scary thing. Not only do they have the ups and downs of a new technology, but they have another way with w...

Why Dr. King Would Have Championed Universal Broadband Adoption

David Honig | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
David Honig

As the nation prepares to dedicate Dr. Martin Luther King's National Memorial, let's give ourselves this thought experiment: "What would Dr. King be doing today if he were armed with the social media and telecommunications technology we take for granted?"

A Tale of Two Job Markets: Black America and Silicon Valley

Navarrow Wright | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices
Navarrow Wright

If you see the news today you should know that that we are still in the midst of an unemployment crisis. But there is a significantly different phenomenon occurring in tech market -- a resource crunch.

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Elianne Ramos | Posted 10.15.2011 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

Online sharing can be loads of fun. But, as members of the online community, we must ensure our Latino place on the social web translates to empowerment in real world.

Comcast: Internet Access Is Temporarily a Civil Right

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

Smart communities invest in themselves rather than depending on big, absentee corporations. Requiring Comcast to provide affordable broadband connections is better than not, but continuing to let Comcast effectively decide who can afford access to the Internet is madness.

For At-Risk Youth, Is Learning Digital Media a Luxury?

Tina Barseghian | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education
Tina Barseghian

Even though we're seeing plenty of evidence showing the benefits of mobile technologies in learning, the discussion around the achievement gap gets pulled back into the "no money" conversation.

Murdoch's Unraveling Empire and the Need for Civic Engagement

David A. Love | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
David A. Love

The only thing more remarkable than the news of the Rupert Murdoch hacking-bribery scandal itself is the rate of its unraveling -- and Murdoch's unraveling.

Why MMTC Is Endorsing the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

David Honig | Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology
David Honig

Some transactions may be compelling to shareholders or have an attractive economic rationale, but transactions that shrink a sector usually come at the expense of communities of color. Too often, what may appear to be "good" for a company is, in fact, bad for minorities.