Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Network Journal, 12/21/2010 (Greg Greenlee)

Professionals Network Digitally. Black Web sites have been hit or miss. Just think about the long list ... Damon Dash made a big splash with BlackSavvy.com to lukewarm reaction ... GlobalGrind, done by Russell Simmons via a venture capital deal, is hanging on. Then you have BET.com and theRoot.com (founded by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), neither of which is fully Black-owned ... There are sites for Black techies such as www.noiredigerati.com, though BlackGeeks.com is no more. But for the Black professionals, there are far and few between digital outlets such as BlackPlanet.com--until now, according to the founder of Goblackbook.com.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

WJBC, 12/18/2010 (Javelin Lawrence)

Bridging the Technology Gap Locally. A group that aims to bridge the technology gap is hosting its first competition in Bloomington-Normal. Black Data Processing Associates is putting on a citywide technology showcase at heartland Community College where high school students will show off their tech skills.
It’s not just about (information technology), you have technology that extends into medicine, engineering, architecture,” Vice President Javelin Lawrence said. “It’s getting our students focused and getting them engaged a lot more than they are today.”
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

YouTube, 12/16/2010 (Darryl Davis, Trene Long-Reed, Kalil Gbadamosi, Bali Najimudeen, Wes Williams)

Atlanta HSCC 2011 Program. Here are video clips and photos from the national High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team trained by BDPA Atlanta chapter. The visual montage is put together in a manner to inspire the next generation of high school students to compete in the chapter's 2011 HSCC program.

Find the original YouTube clip here

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Slideshare, 12/15/2010 (Jesse Bemley)

Call for Presenters issued by the IT Showcase founder Dr. Jesse Bemley.   One of the most remarkable BDPA programs is the IT Showcase. This program provides a showcase for talented young people that are the future faces of technology. BDPA is actively recruiting high school and college students to participate in the 2011 National IT Showcase in Chicago

Please share this information with any high school or college student who you think will benefit from participation in the 2011 BDPA IT Showcase!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Excelsior College, 12/5/2010

Advance your Career with a College Degree or Certificate. BDPA receives significant savings on Excelsior College tuition and fees. Excelsior College helps busy working adults earn the degrees they need through a variety of flexible distance education programs.

Read the full story on college degree programs and tuition benefits available for BDPA members at Excelsior College.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Livingstone College, 12/3/2010 (Earl Pace, David Wimberly)

What is BDPA? BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) was founded in 1975 by Earl A. Pace, Jr. and the late David Wimberly after the two met in Philadelphia to discuss their concerns about minorities in the data processing field. There was a lack of minorities in middle and upper management, low recruitment and poor preparation of minorities for these positions, and an overall lack of career mobility.

Read the full Livingstone College page here.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bay Net, 12/27/2010 (Epsilon Award)

Navy Workforce Programs Gain National Recognition in 2010Competing against Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Navy earned 15 national awards in 2010 for workforce management, training, diversity and life-work balance ... Finally, in May 2010 BDPA and WorkplaceDiversity.com declared Navy was one of 14 companies excelling in community outreach, diversity recruiting programs and for promoting significant numbers of African Americans into the information technology management ranks.

Read the full Bay Net article here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Slideshare, 12/1/2010 (Danielle Cauthen, Renetta English, Judaea Lane)

HumanWARE: BDPA New York Chapter Newsletter. We are pleased to announce that the Winter 2010 Newsletter is now available! This newsletter contains upcoming New York Area IT events, relevant community events/issues and much more.