Saturday, February 26, 2011

Black SciFi.com, 2/26/11 (Denise Hamilton)

BDPA - Cyber Security. At the recent Black Family Technology Awareness Week held in Brooklyn, NY, and hosted by the New York Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates, Black Sci-Fi.com spoke with Denise R. Hamilton, director of education and community outreach. Hamilton conducted a workshop on the importance of cyber security and ensuring all aspects of our cyber identities are protected.



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BlackSci-Fi.com, 2/23/2011 (Damon Holmes)

BDPA Educates with Black Family Technology Awareness Week. With every passing year, technology grows in leaps and bounds. From smart phones to I-Pads, it’s become a daily chore to keep up with each advance. Unfortunately, as with a host of things, those with less money are often left in the wake of such advances, playing catch up with each change. As highlighted by Aaron Smith, a Pew Internet Project Senior Research Specialist, in his September 2010 report, “Technology Trends Among People Of Color”, within the past decade, “African Americans have made up substantial ground in the last year when it comes to home broadband adoption.”

Read the rest of the BlackSci-Fi.com article here.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Charity Happenings, 2/18/2011 (Renee McClure)

Renee McClure
Fifth Annual 'Power of Women to Make a Difference' Awards Luncheon.  Over the past 5 years, Women United in Philanthropy has raised over $3 million to support United Way of New York City’s youth empowerment programs that help ensure children are afforded the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. We mobilize women as leaders, fundraisers and advocates – particularly on the critical issues affecting low-income youth. Our goal is to work together and through the United Way to create the strong connections that measurably enhance the quality of life in our community ... We will also pay tribute to New York City’s most dedicated women working to make a difference in the lives of these children (including) ... Renee McClure (National Grid)...

NOTE: Renee McClure is past national BDPA president.

Read the full Charity Happenings article
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

YouTube, 2/17/2011 (BDPA Cleveland)

Black Family Technology Awareness Campaign. BDPA Cleveland presents Community Education Program during Black Family Awareness Campaign. The program was at Zion Chapel Baptist Church where Rev. George O. Stewart is the pastor. The program included education about technology (how to, computer safety, keeping your children safe and more), questions and answers, and break-out sessions for youth and adults.

Some of the featured BDPA speakers include past chapter president Beverly Peterson and founder Norman Mays.


















This series of video clips are provided by Henry Ford.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

MidlandsBiz, 2/16/2011 (Lonnie Emard, Wayne Hicks, Jerron Jamerson)

First Annual BDPA IT-ology Scholarship Winner Announced. Congratulations to Jerron Jamerson, the winner of the first annual BDPA IT-oLogy scholarship. IT-oLogy is the new program of the Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management, a 501 (c)(3) organization formed in 2009 as a collaborative effort between IT companies and educational institutions to advance IT talent from the classroom to the boardroom.   Jamerson was selected based on the quality of his application, essay and letters of recommendation.  In his essay, Jerron wrote, “Continuous advances in computer science have helped to make business processes more efficient and technology more cost effective for consumers, while computer applications become more and more user-friendly.”  Jamerson is a senior at Phillip O’Berry Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina and plans to study Computer Science at South Carolina State University.

Read the full MidlandsBiz article.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

St. Louis American, 2/10/2011 (Danielle Lee)

Black Family Technology Awareness Week. From 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, SCOPE - Science and Citizens Organized for Purpose and Exploration - will present its Science & Technology Night celebrating Black Family Technology Awareness Week, an international celebration to encourage more families to get the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century. SCOPE is partnering with organizations such as the St. Louis chapters of the Black Data Processing Associates and the National Society of Black Engineers to bring the full pathway from education to workforce to St. Louis families.

Read the full St. Louis American article here.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Consortium for Enterprise Solution Management, 2/7/2011 (Lonnie Emard, Wayne Hicks, Jerron Jamerson)

Congratulations to Jerron Jamerson, the winner of the first annual BDPA IT-oLogy scholarship!  Jamerson was selected based on the quality of his application, essay and letters of recommendation.  In his essay, Jerron wrote, “Continuous advances in computer science have helped to make business processes more efficient and technology more cost effective for consumers, while computer applications become more and more user-friendly.”  Jamerson is a senior at Phillip O’Berry Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina and plans to study Computer Science at either North Carolina A&T or South Carolina State University.

Read the rest of the article here.