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Young people are speaking up for change. But we need more voices

Sep. 16, 2021 7:05 am

Young people are speaking up for change. But we need more voices

Delaware-based student leader Nathan Cho offers a look at his own journey in activism, and tips on how to get started.
The federal government’s internet discount is slow to reach residents. These community leaders are offering a connection

Sep. 2, 2021 10:02 am

The federal government’s internet discount is slow to reach residents. These community leaders are offering a connection

In Baltimore and Philadelphia, groups are organizing to support residents seeking the $50-a-month Emergency Broadband Benefit. Meet the digital navigators.
Meet young people building the future via tech and entrepreneurship this September

Sep. 1, 2021 6:06 pm

Meet young people building the future via tech and entrepreneurship this September

For Technical.ly's Youth Building the Future Month, look out for stories about how teens and kids are developing apps and companies, preparing for STEM careers and navigating interests from esports to coding.
Too many Americans lack broadband access to find work. The new infrastructure bill should help

Aug. 17, 2021 11:20 am

Too many Americans lack broadband access to find work. The new infrastructure bill should help

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President and CEO Patrick Harker discusses recent Bank research on the relationship between employment and internet access, and what this means for our recovery from the pandemic.
This is what individuals who invest in CDFIs want you to know

Jul. 28, 2021 12:22 pm

This is what individuals who invest in CDFIs want you to know

"If you are an investor, you can be an impact investor. CDFIs are the ultimate double bottom line investment — earn a return on your principal and see the impact amplified many times over."
Exposure doesn’t pay: Why tech conferences should compensate their speakers

Jul. 22, 2021 7:45 am

Exposure doesn’t pay: Why tech conferences should compensate their speakers

It's an accessibility issue, for one. D.C.-based technologist and entrepreneur Eva Reid considers the value of academic and trade conferences, as well as what a better model could be.
What’s the role of tech in environmental change? Tell us this month

Jul. 2, 2021 10:55 am

What’s the role of tech in environmental change? Tell us this month

For Tech and the Environment Month 2021, look out for stories about how technologists are building products that are addressing climate change, and where companies can grow with sustainability in mind.
For greater truth and impact: Here is why we must de-weaponize data for equity

Jun. 30, 2021 4:10 pm

For greater truth and impact: Here is why we must de-weaponize data for equity

"If data matters, we must question how it's conducted, and we must question how it’s analyzed and interpreted," says Chicago Beyond's Liz Dozier in this guest column written for our sister site Generocity.
The early internet created a place for trans youth to find one another and explore coming out

Jun. 22, 2021 4:21 pm

The early internet created a place for trans youth to find one another and explore coming out

No, trans identify is not a social media fad, writes this gender studies scholar. Here's how bulletin board systems, email lists and GeoCities pages played a role in forming an LGBTQ community on the web.
A year after George Floyd’s murder, have company racial justice promises been kept?

May 25, 2021 4:23 pm

A year after George Floyd’s murder, have company racial justice promises been kept?

2020's Black Lives Matter protests brought about a sweep of corporate DEI pledges and funding commitments for racial equity. Are local tech companies following through?

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