IBM HBCU initiatives

IBM Teams With 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Address Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

HBCUs will work with IBM to establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers, giving students and faculty access to IBM training, software, and certifications at no cost. WASHINGTON—During the National HBCU Week Conference convened by the U.S. Department of Education and the White House, IBM … Continue reading IBM Teams With 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Address Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

I.T. Showcase @ BDPACON22

National I.T. Showcase Winners for 2022 Announced—HBCUs Capture Top Collegiate Awards at BDPACON22

ATLANTA—BDPACON22, one of the nation’s leading technology inclusion conferences, adjourned Saturday, August 20, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, with a new cohort of I.T. Showcase winners selected from the nation’s colleges, universities, and high schools. Annual showcases feature white papers, oral … Continue reading National I.T. Showcase Winners for 2022 Announced—HBCUs Capture Top Collegiate Awards at BDPACON22

Raymond Bell, Jr. Elected BDPA-DC President and Executive Committee Chair

WASHINGTON — Raymond Bell, Jr. has been elected to fill the vacancy of Vice President Business Management and President Elect for BDPA of Greater Washington, D.C. (BDPA-DC). Bell will assume President of BDPA-DC and Chair the Chapter’s Executive Committee on … Continue reading Raymond Bell, Jr. Elected BDPA-DC President and Executive Committee Chair

A new generation of Black male teachers starts its journey in partnership with Apple

AUSTIN, TX — For more than 100 years, teaching has run through Hillary-Rhys Richard’s family. Growing up in Katy, Texas, Rhys, as he’s known to his friends, listened to his mother, Astrya Richard, tell stories of her ancestors — four … Continue reading A new generation of Black male teachers starts its journey in partnership with Apple

The Gula Tech Foundation Announces Winners of $1 Million Grant Program

COLUMBIA, MD—Gula Tech Foundation, a nonprofit focused on awarding $1,000,000 in competitive grants to cybersecurity nonprofits several times each year, announced the winners of its initial competitive grant program. This competitive grant focuses on funding nonprofits with the mission to increase African … Continue reading The Gula Tech Foundation Announces Winners of $1 Million Grant Program

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H.O.P.E. Project DMV and BDPA-DC earn $300K Microsoft Community Skills Grant

WASHINGTON―The HOPE Project DMV (hopeprojectonline.com) in partnership with National BDPA’s Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter (bdpadc.org) was awarded a Microsoft community skills grant. Through this grant, they will receive funding, leadership development and tech enablement to support their work in providing digital skills and workforce development opportunities within their … Continue reading H.O.P.E. Project DMV and BDPA-DC earn $300K Microsoft Community Skills Grant

Work From Home Toy Collections

Fisher-Price Introduces New “Mini-Me” Work-From-Home and Role-Play Toys

EAST AURORA, NY — Fisher-Price unveils a new lineup of “mini-me” and role-play items that turn every day grown-up activities into, well, toys. This collection features a number of actions that kids are seeing the adults in their lives do now … Continue reading Fisher-Price Introduces New “Mini-Me” Work-From-Home and Role-Play Toys

FTC Sends Refunds to People who lost Money to Work-From-Home Scheme

WASHINGTON ― The Federal Trade Commission is sending full refunds totaling more than $284,000 to people who lost money to a scheme that used misleading spam emails to lure consumers into buying work-from-home services. The FTC alleged that Effen Ads, LLC and … Continue reading FTC Sends Refunds to People who lost Money to Work-From-Home Scheme

Amazon Announces All-New Fire HD 8 Tablets for the Entire Family

SEATTLE —  Amazon today announced the next generation of its Fire HD 8 tablet lineup, designed with the entire family in mind: the all-new Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. All-New Fire HD … Continue reading Amazon Announces All-New Fire HD 8 Tablets for the Entire Family

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Free and Low Cost Online Cybersecurity Learning Content — Get Started Now

GAITHERSBURG, MD — During this unusual time in our lives, many of us find we want to improve our knowledge, skills or even prepare for new career opportunities. If you are interested in cybersecurity careers, need to change careers or … Continue reading Free and Low Cost Online Cybersecurity Learning Content — Get Started Now