Press Coverage

  Kwame Anku, director of strategic development at #YesWeCode, joins Joy Reid to discuss teaching African-American and disadvantaged youths how to code. Click here to watch the video.  
  Joy Reid will be participating in the “YesWeCode” event, which hopes to link kids in low-income areas with some of the brightest minds in tech. Kalimah Priforce, Zachary Dorcinville join the show. Click here to watch the video.  
OAKLAND, Calif. -- There are a dozen reasons why Jahmil Eady was an unlikely computer coder. In college, Eady was a media studies major with a concentration in film. Her loves were "history and art and English," as she told the New York Times. She didn't attend a university like MIT...
The latest installment of the epic "Hunger Games" series hit theaters this Friday, and it promises to be the year's biggest blockbuster yet. You can chalk up a lot of these films' popularity to the star power of leading actress Jennifer Lawrence. Certainly, the great action scenes and special effects...
Morehouse College was founded just two years after the Civil War. The Atlanta, Georgia historically black college would go on to be one of only two to produce Rhodes Scholars, and count among its alumni none other than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Oct. 24-26, its historic grounds will...
When CNN’s Van Jones took the stage last month at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church a few weeks ago at the behest of Ben and Felicia Horowitz, he didn’t mince words. “How many of you guys have a smartphone? How many of you have downloaded an app? How many of you have uploaded one?” he...
By Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia will host its first “hackathon” as part of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.” The goal is to get kids of color focused on coding. Three days, where young people team up with professional software developers and innovators to create new technology, that...
WHY JESSE JACKSON IS CALLING SILICON VALLEY'S DIVERSITY PROBLEM "THE NEXT STEP IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT." BY JANE PORTER Silicon Valley's diversity problem is no secret. Less than 1% of startup founders with VC funding are African American, according to venture capital and angel investment database CB Insights. But while attempts to address the diversity...
After years of high unemployment levels – which fell in September, according to government data released Friday – it may come as a surprise to hear there might still be a talent shortage. Corporate leaders claim that throughout the global recession and recovery, the shortage of employees in science, technology, engineering and...
Where are the black and brown Mark Zuckerbergs? That was essentially the question — the challenge — that the musician Prince asked Van Jones, civil rights activist, founder of Green for All, and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire. The result is an ambitious initiative called Yes We Code, to prepare 100,000 low-opportunity youth...