Monday, December 28, 1998

Business Courier of Cincinnati, 12/28/1998


Black Info Tech Group Boosts Computer Legacy. The new year will mark a new beginning for an area information technology organization. Wayne Hicks, director of the Covington Internal Revenue Service Center, is leading the revival of the Cincinnati chapter of Black Data Processing Associates Information Technology Thought Leaders. The group's mission: to help Cincinnatians interested in staying on the cutting edge of information technology and promoting the industry among the African American community.

"The fear is that if we don't do all that we can do to embrace information technology that we will miss that revolution and not be a part of it," Hicks said.
Read the full Cincinnati Business Courier article here.

Sunday, March 1, 1998

Black Enterprise, 3/1/1998 (George Williams)

Creating a Human IT Network. What's in a name? Plenty, if you're the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), a 23-year-old organization dedicated to building a professional development network among members in computer technology and related fields. A lot has changed since this amalgamation of black information technology professionals started its first chapter in 1975--even its name. In deference to the changing times, and to foster a better public understanding of the group's focus, in 1996, the BDPA became the BDPA--Information Technology Thought Leaders.

Read the full Black Enterprise magazine article here.