Welcome to Tuesday.

“A Black woman in tech makes $79,000 for every $100,000 a white man makes.” What a bold yet devastatingly true headline. Recode published a piece this morning observing Equal Pay Day, a time to expose the long-standing pay gap in the U.S. The article references data from Hired showing Black women in tech at the bottom of the pay scale, making 79 cents to every dollar offered to a white male. Latina women make 83 cents.

You’ve seen the reports. Silicon Valley has a problem with diversity and fair pay. The offers, although scarce, are there for Black women and extremely lower in salary than men in the same position. Pay us what you owe us.

Tyler 

 

 

 

 

How Google’s Code Next Lab is Tackling Tech’s Diversity Problem

Code Next works with local partner organizations to recruit middle school students who don’t have access to computer education at their own schools.

 
ADELE PETERS | FAST COMPANY

 

College Student Creates A Mobile Directory Of 600 Books That Prioritize Diversity

After taking part in a Black Girls Code hackathon, and learning the ins and outs of iOs during an internship, Thomas devised an iPhone app that functioned as a directory of 300 books showcasing characters of color.

 
KATHERINE BROOKS | HUFFINGTON POST

 

BitHub.Africa Announces its Blockchain Opportunity Crowdsale Campaign

The crowdsale will offer crypto-currency enthusiasts a chance to buy an extensive report on the top 16 most suitable blockchain platforms for 2017.

PR NEWSWIRE

 

Her Greeting Card Company Speaks Out for Underrepresented Voices

Tineka Smith decided to launch a line of greeting cards for fellow under-represented couples, which address the gaps of racial and sexual representation in the greeting card market.

 
RACHEL THOMPSON | MASHABLE

 

From Entertainment Entrepreneur to developing MILK App, Meet Courtney “Coko” Eason

Brands are constantly trying to figure out how to create better customer experiences and ultimately if you are the customer you want every perk possible. Learn how Coko came up with the idea to develop an app like this.

 
BRYANDA LAW | QUIRKTASTIC

 

 

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