Friday, July 1, 2011

Applause Africa, July 1, 2011 (Renetta English, Damon Holmes)

BDPA Celebrates Black History Month by Presenting Black Family Technology Awareness Week. On February 26th, Abundant Life Christian Center, Brooklyn, hosted the New York Chapter of Black Data Processing Associates – BDPA’s annual Black Family Technology Awareness Week. It featured a series of workshops geared toward the benefit of both the youth and adults. The workshops included Cyber Security/Cyber Bullying, Careers in the Gaming Industry, Youth IT Showcase, etc.
When asked why they host the event, Co-Chair of BDPA-NY, Damon Holmes said, “We feel it is our responsibility to reinvest in our communities by sharing information and providing interest in areas that can benefit us [the African American community] as a whole. Black Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW) is a national public awareness campaign. It is designed to educate and empower African Americans through technology by preparing our communities to become an integral part of the fastest-moving industry of all time.”

Read the rest of the Applause African article.

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