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Oct
2
2014

Clarity Around Net Neutrality

So just what is net neutrality?  Net neutrality, sometimes referred to as the Open Internet, is a concept based on three principles: transparency in how service providers manage their networks; equal treatment of all Internet traffic by a broadband provider; and ensuring that consumers have access to any lawful online content.   Nearly every civil rights leader supports these principles, but where proponents of Title II and the civil rights community diverge is on the […]

Jun
25
2014

Patnering with Urban Apps and Maps To Get More People to Code

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I recently partner with the Urban Apps & Maps program created by Temple University and sponsored by the Knight Foundation. Our goal was to increase enrolled in the program that teaches HS kids how to build civic minded apps. The orshops resulted in a 200% increase in enrollment over last year. See the video below  

Apr
17
2014

At Consumer Electronics Show, ‘smartphone revolution’ spreads from car to closet

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The Internet is moving beyond computers and phones. From your toaster to your car to your socks, almost everything you touch can be wired for connectivity. Judy Woodruff talks to Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post about the technological breakthroughs…

Apr
17
2012

Proud to Be Named to The Black Enterprise “10 Black Innovators to Watch” List

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Black Enterprise Magazine names Navarrow Wright as one of their picks who could emerge as the Next Steve Jobs. Wright joins a select group of people makings moves in technology. Read the whole story here

Jan
26
2012

One thing I Wished The President Talked About More In The SOTU Address: Why We Need 4G Networks To Help Close The Divide

President Obama’s SOTU address was one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. He came out clearly reminded people what he had accomplished and what he felt needed to be done next. He also touched on the importance of bringing jobs back to the US and training people to be able to take open tech jobs. The one area I wished he would have covered more is the importance of creating 4G networks […]

Jan
21
2012

By the Time Apple’s IBook Textbooks Reach Minorities And Inner City Schools, The Divide May Be Too Wide To Close.

With the launch of Apple’s IBook textbook application a new era in learning has begun. Listen to my podcast where I explain that while the technology is game changing, not getting it to minorities and the inner cities could create a new digital divide. I believe a post from Time magazine paints an accurate picture of the worst case scenario: Thus in the most frightening scenario, one could imagine a world where Apple’s textbooks serve […]

Jan
18
2012

Why You Should Care About SOPA

At this point many of you may have heard about SOPA ( Stop Online Privacy Act) and may have thought that unless you needed to use Wikipedia today that you should not care. That is actually not true.  I wanted to take the time to give you a high level understanding of what SOPA is and  how it can affect you.  Mashable.com gives good high level overview of the what the act would do so […]

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