Defying Dixie at the Cotton Lofts

Glenda Gilmore’s Defying Dixie describes the leftist activism that laid the foundation for the subsequent Civil Rights and Movement for Black Lives. Her stories of hit home for many of us — her recounting of the Atlanta Six case at Atlanta’s Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill in particular for me and Atlanta folx. My great […]

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Black In AI 2020 call for papers

The call for papers for the Fourth Black In AI conference is out! Submissions are due on October 2. If you’re not familiar with the Black In AI conference, its primary goal is to promote and sustain the development of Black and African researchers in the data science, machine learning, and AI communities. From the […]

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The Black Computing Community’s call for equity and fairness

Black people in computing and their allies — designers, developers, technical support professionals, bloggers, data scientists, technical writers, on and on — have issued a call for equity and fairness. Read it We want computing to stop harming and menacing Black lives. We want equity in computing and not repression. We want justice.

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An Anti-racist Reading List

The opposite of racist isn’t ‘not racist.’ It is ‘anti-racist.’ The heartbeat of racism is denial. — Ibram X. Kendi It’s been said that racism is so … An Anti-racist Reading List My colleague Ryan Boren compiled this pertinent reading list. Be an anti-racist. Start today.

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Why is Atlanta burning?

When they ask you why Atlanta was burning last night, tell them it was an uprising. If you want a quick answer, you can quote the economist Thomas Piketty Every human society must justify its inequalities: unless reasons for them are found, the whole political and social edifice stands in danger of collapse. Capital and […]

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