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Dr. Sheena C. Howard Wins 2014 Comic Con Eisner Award for Book “Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation”

Love this. Will be providing a grad school update soon! But enjoy the reblogs for now…

GOOD BLACK NEWS

AR-140809625.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667 Dr. Sheena C. Howard

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Treehouse Partners with Girls Inc., ChickTech and Clinton Global Initiative to Change the Ratio of Women in Tech

Treehouse Partners with Girls Inc., ChickTech and Clinton Global Initiative to Change the Ratio of Women in Tech

THE K.JULES PROJECT

PORTLAND, Ore.Aug. 13, 2014 — Following a pivotal national education and job placement commitment with the Clinton Global InitiativeTreehouse is putting its movement for economic equality into action with today’s launch of “Change the Ratio.” In partnership with Girls, Inc. and ChickTech, Change the Ratio is designed to inspire and empower young women around the nation to pursue careers in technology.

Computing jobs are growing at twice the national average and pay 75 percent more than the median annual salary. Women hold less than 25 percent of high-paying computer-science related positions, so there is a need for technology companies to close the gender wage gap and help place more women in technology positions.

“Nationally, women earn 77 percent less than men across all industries,” said Ryan Carson, co-founder and CEO of Treehouse. “That doesn’t work for us and we want to do something about…

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