African-American Tech Bloggers

Whether you’re for Obama like me or not, this year is a turning point for black politics. However, cutting to the chase – we need to leverage the web more effectively and that means we need greater participation from the so-called black tech bloggers. I’d already been looking to expand the conversation in part because of Lynne d Johnson’s upcoming Where Are The Black Tech Bloggers? panel at SXSW. However, it’s clear to me that too many political organizers in the black community are not leveraging the web as well as they could because they don’t know people who know the tools. A recent study cited by Information Week shows that the number of black graduates in computer science is below the national average and for engineering and science these numbers drop by nearly half. Statistically black web designers barely exist. We can’t change that overnight but I believe we can have a major impact because there are a large number of marginally connected people who can contribute right away if only they knew how to connect. If you know about black folk with tech oriented blogs please help spread the word.


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