Atlanta to host 2019’s International Tech and Media Conferences in August

ATLANTA, GA — The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and National BDPA (founded in 1975 as Black Data Processing Associates) are hosting international conferences and tech career expositions in Atlanta, Georgia during the … Continue reading Atlanta to host 2019’s International Tech and Media Conferences in August

Norton’s New Bill Encourages U.S. Government to Increase Minority and Women-Owned Media participation in Advertising Contracts

WASHINGTON — On May 8, 2019, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) formally introduced a bill that she and others hope will help to stop federal agencies from overlooking Black-, other … Continue reading Norton’s New Bill Encourages U.S. Government to Increase Minority and Women-Owned Media participation in Advertising Contracts

Experts: Collaboration Needed to Diversify Tech Workforce

by Dr. LaMont Jones WASHINGTON – America’s tech industry needs greater diversity, equity and inclusion, and achieving those goals depends in large part on the ability of educational institutions, governments, … Continue reading Experts: Collaboration Needed to Diversify Tech Workforce

Here is why the NAACP wants you to boycott Facebook

BALTIMORE, MD—NAACP remains concerned about data breaches and numerous privacy mishaps that tech giants have encountered in recent years, and is especially critical about those which occurred during the latest presidential … Continue reading Here is why the NAACP wants you to boycott Facebook

2018: The Year In Review

WASHINGTON — BDPA Members and bdpatoday staffers have compiled thousands of photos, videos, vignettes, and community-based tech and media campaigns over the past 40 years. As 2018 closes, the following reference … Continue reading 2018: The Year In Review

FAMU Crowned 2018 HBCU Battle of the Brains Champion

AUSTIN, TX—The HBCU Battle of the Brains (BOTB) is a hybrid event between a “Hackathon” and a “Business Case Competition” where teams from HBCUs across the country develop a solution … Continue reading FAMU Crowned 2018 HBCU Battle of the Brains Champion

‘Black Panther’ Opens Worldwide

Disney superhero sci-fi blockbuster reveals new technology we may soon see SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – (L-R) Actor Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, and director Ryan Coogler hold placard (above) … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Opens Worldwide

BDPA Returns to CES: #CES2018

LAS VEGAS, NV—CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. A high-level business event that touches all industries, it’s the place where … Continue reading BDPA Returns to CES: #CES2018