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