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Thirteen years in, Facebook says it will appoint its first black board member

Facebook has committed to appointing a black person to its board of directors, signaling they are  making moves to increase diversity within the company.  The news came out of a meeting between Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and lawmakers in Washington D.C. Thursday, reportedly after members of the Congressional Black Caucus asked her about...CONTINUE READING
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‘Little Mermaid’ actress has something to say to those who have criticized an Asian-American Ariel

When Diana Huey, a Japanese-born actress, accepted a role as Ariel in a the touring production of “The Little Mermaid,” some folks were mad.  In conversation with Buffalo News, Huey explains she came across Facebook comments from people discussing the show before a Memphis performance. Folks were actively disagreeing with her casting because she was...CONTINUE READING
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Google employee who wrote sexist manifesto identified

We now reportedly know the identity of the Google software engineer who authored the anti-diversity “manifesto” that went viral inside of the company.  Motherboard, which first reported the existence of the document Saturday, just published a version of the memo that contains the author’s name, as well as all of the citations he linked to...CONTINUE READING
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ cast knees in solidarity with the NFL

With Star Trek’s legacy of diversity, it seems fitting that the cast of the reboot series, Star Trek: Discovery, would enter the national conversation on the NFL national anthem protests less than 24 hours after the show’s premiere. SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution On Monday morning,...CONTINUE READING
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‘Lost Legacy’ proves the best thing ‘Uncharted’ did was ditch Nathan Drake

The newest chapter of the Uncharted series, The Lost Legacy, should make you want to throw out every game in the franchise before it. Calling Lost Legacy a promising next step for the series in a post-Nathan Drake world doesn’t do it justice. In fact, it’s practically an insult. The comparison diminishes what the game...CONTINUE READING
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Silicon Valley’s resident nice guy is ready to try venture capital

Silicon Valley venture capitalists are often associated with three commas, cars with butterfly doors, and hot tubs by Lake Tahoe. But none of that comes to mind when people think about Ryan Hoover. His name is frequently followed by “so nice” and “humble.”  SEE ALSO: How the tech elite’s addiction to fancy coffee turned Blue...CONTINUE READING
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Google recruiters are getting an earful about that sexist ‘manifesto’

Google is still dealing with the fallout from the sexist, anti-diversity “manifesto” authored by an unidentified engineer at the company. Now, it looks like the backlash caused by the memo is starting to hurt the company‘s chances with prospective employees. People have started to take to Twitter to share responses to Google recruiters in light...CONTINUE READING
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Tech workers: Donald Trump's America is forcing us to address diversity

Diversity and inclusion shouldn’t be political, but in 2017, it is.  Software company Atlassian came out on Wednesday with one of the first surveys about diversity to be published under the Trump Administration. And things are different now than they were five short months ago.  Almost half of tech workers — 48 percent — told...CONTINUE READING
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