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Texas Gets A New Tech Equity Program

By: Kasheef Wyzard and Michelle Ferguson Image: Dream Corps TECH Black Engineer Educators Let’s face it — we know the future is being written in code. Big Tech has shattered boundaries and made the previously impossible a new reality — but at the expense of Black and Brown talent. To be truly inclusive, our people must be the architects creating that future.That’s where we come in, Dream Corps TECH, formerly #YesWeCode, is a national program cultivating future leaders and entrepreneurs from un...
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The business genius of Travis Scott: How the rapper built a nearly $40 million net worth through music and lucrative partnerships with brands like Nike and McDonald's

Travis Scott surprises crew and customers at McDonald's for the launch of the Travis Scott Meal on September 08, 2020 in Downey, California. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for McDonald's Travis Scott is a singer, lyricist, and producer who collaborates with brands across food, fashion, and entertainment. Scott collaborated with McDonald's in September 2020 to make the Travis Scott meal. The deal also included Cactus Jack shirts for employees, McDonald's-themed merch, and a commercial s...
Tags: Photos, Entertainment, Life, Boston, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Trends, Strategy, Nike, Features, Netflix, Paris, Vogue, Michael Jordan, Manhattan, Mlb

Apple partners with Oakland nonprofit Dream Corps on Swift coding initiative

Apple this morning announced a new partnership designed to train more people to code using its own programming language, Swift. The company says it’s now working with the Oakland-based nonprofit organization Dream Corps on the initiative, which will see Apple providing technology along with curriculum guidance, professional support and advocacy to individuals in middle and high schools, college and beyond. The nonprofit currently operates its own learn-to-code program called #YesWeCode, which ha...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Learn To Code, Programming, Apps, Tech, Developers, Tim Cook, Coding, App-store, Vietnam, Oakland, Swift, Nonprofit, watchOS, Tvos

Cardi B’s Explanation For Not Playing The Super Bowl Is A Master Class In Political Activism

After turning down the opportunity to perform during the Super Bowl Halftime, Cardi B has explained that she had “mixed feelings” about it.“I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform,” Cardi B told the Associated Press. “But there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him.” Last year, she told TMZ that she would not perform at the Super Bowl until Kaepernick was hired back. In the end, she went with her gut and stood by her principles, even if it meant turning down ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, NFL, Cbs, Associated Press, Good Morning America, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Mark Geragos, Adam Levine, Big Boi, Trump, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Scott, Kaepernick

Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi Confirm Super Bowl Show, Scott Demands $500,000 For Charity

Maroon 5, Travis Scott and former Outkast member Big Boi will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show,  the NFL announced on Sunday.  The once coveted performance became controversial as star after star rejected an invitation to appear because of NFL treatment of former player Colin Kaepernick and the 'take a knee' protest movement. Just prior to the official announcement, Scott issued a statement saying that he and NFL he will donate $500,000 to Dream Corps, a charity founded by CNN's V...
Tags: Music, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Cnn, Mtv, Bruno Mars, Big Boi, Travis Scott, Bruce Houghton, Scott, OutKast, Van Jones, Dream Corps, Travis Scott Big Boi

Travis Scott and NFL to Donate $500,000 to Non-Profit Ahead of Super Bowl Performance

Travis Scott today announced that in partnership with the National Football League, he will make a $500,000 donation to the non-profit organization Dream Corps, among “other initiatives that he will work with the League on.” The move is clearly designed to counter criticism over his widely reported but still-unconfirmed appearance at the Super Bowl halftime […]
Tags: News, NFL, Super Bowl, National Football League, Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Dream Corps

Van Jones Snares Kim Kardashian Post-Pardon Interview for CNN

Kim Kardashian West will give an exclusive interview to CNN’s Van Jones about her role in securing the presidential pardon of Alice Marie Johnson, the nonviolent drug offender who has served more than 21 years after being convicted on drug-possession charges. Jones says he has been working with The Dream Corps, a social justice advocacy organization he […]
Tags: Kim Kardashian, News, Cnn, Donald Trump, Jones, Kim Kardashian West, Van Jones, Dream Corps, Alice Marie Johnson

Chargers’ Russell Okung says NFL’s agreement with Players Coalition is ‘a farce’

COSTA MESA — As he has done much of this season, Russell Okung will raise his right fist during Sunday’s national anthem at StubHub Center, his silent protest against systemic injustices in this country. The Chargers left tackle was one of three names who withdrew from the Players Coalition earlier this week — joining the 49ers’ Eric Reid and the Dolphins’ Michael Thomas after the organization agreed in principle with the NFL on a proposal to fund and promote social change. On Wednesday night, O...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Anquan Boldin, Colin Kaepernick, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Dallas, Espn, Browns, Lynn, Los Angeles Chargers, Costa Mesa, Kaepernick, Novak

CollabNet, #YesWeCode, and Making a Difference in Tech | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #Scrum

InformationWeek recently ran an article I wrote that describes CollabNet's work with non-profit #YesWeCode. This Dream Corps initiative aims to help young adults find careers and success in the tech industry. In the article, I address the growing need for new talent in the tech industry: "The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that there will be one million more IT jobs than computer science students in the U.S. by 2020. The software development field in particular is expected to see ...
Tags: Informationweek, Software, Dream Corps, U S Bureau of Labor and Statistics, CollabNet YesWeCode

Florida's Fossil Fuels Are Using Communities Of Color As Political Props

An explosive new leak has the potential to shift the outcome of the vote in Florida on November 8. But this October surprise concerns an issue that has garnered scant election-season press coverage: climate change. A recent exposé by the Miami Herald/Times found that big utilities and fossil-fuel interests have been pulling a fast one on Florida voters, deploying “the language of promoting solar” in order to sell a ballot measure that would actually threaten the solar industry. Caught on a leak...
Tags: Florida, News, Cnn, North Dakota, Arizona, Huffington Post, Van Jones, Danny Glover, Dream Corps

Civil rights activist Van Jones to deliver MLK Celebration keynote speech

Civil rights activist and author Van Jones will deliver the keynote address at the University of Chicago’s 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Jones, a CNN political correspondent and former Obama White House advisor on green jobs, also founded Dream Corps, an incubator, platform and home for world-changing initiatives that empower the most vulnerable in society. Among the initiatives is a program designed to...
Tags: Cnn, University Of Chicago, Obama White House, Van Jones, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel Jones, Dream Corps