The book BLACK SOFTWARE: From the Internet and Racial Justice, to the AfroNet and Black Lives Matter, expands on what we know about the PC (personal computer) revolution and the role influencers such as IBM, MIT university and the NAACP had on developing pathways for Blacks, women and underrepresented people to gain traction in STEM fields.
You can find the book in the Black Studies section of a retail bookstore. This hardcover has a bright green color that jumps out when you browse the section. If you don’t see it on the shelf the store will have it in their computerized ordering system.
Let’s turn to the libraries. It’s your turn to circulate the book if you haven’t done so yet.
We ask local public libraries who serve Blacks, minorities and underrepresented people to circulate the book. Wherever there is a lack of diversity in human capital, be it a technology industry or a school system, or any other market segment, there is a fix for that but it can take a while.
Library administrators on a tight budget can request a free copy from us and we’ll help you get it. Here’s how. Write a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your complete address, contact and ship to information and we will take it from there.
DEAR PUBLIC READER: Will you support sending free books to local public libraries? We ask for your help. Make a donation. We are offering the book for free to libraries and there are shipping and handling cost to supply it.
Thanks in advance for considering a donation and reading this appeal.
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Young people can learn a lesson from men and women who were building Black Cyberspace in the 1990s. There were only 5.5 million African Americans online and nobody knew. History has answers for the difficult challenges of today. We found the data there in the magazine archive section. Can you imagine how many writers, businesses, organizations, and teachers got their foundational advantages from a public library? As we approach February Black History Month in America, libraries across America will put out book lists and recommendations of books about Black people. The Boston Public Library issues a new one every year so we can imagine this is happening at public libraries across the United States where Blacks live and visit libraries.
Black History month opens up a world of dialogue and content about American Blacks and African history to others. Listen carefully. It helps us question where do the ancient African antiquities displayed in museums come from and how did it happen? Well, that’s only one a million questions to ponder with a why, a what or who and how question. Surely you can think of more the public free library can help you with. Such questions are portals to understanding the world in which we live. The Astronaut is going to be the next big thing. Or artificial intelligence. Or, something else, right?
When Black History month shines a light on Black doctors, Black Engineers, Black artificial intelligence makers and software engineers it is a good thing. The untold and unknown stories about Blacks who have accomplished things or are working on it today are meaningful subjects to add to conversations. African Americans in America have only been “legally free” since the 1960s passage of civil rights and equal rights laws. These issues are still an ongoing concern. The word African American is new. It was adopted in the 1970s. Finally, Black Tech culture has entered Hip-hop and Rap music as a tool for mastering the new world. The beats and videos are amazing, powerful cultural influences. They capture attention, change lifestyles and influence commerce.
We are hoping that Black History Month 2020 will offer more information on Blacks in technology and what’s happening with Black Software. The stories are important. Technology underlines just about everything we experience in modern culture, from ride-hailing car services to food prep and athleticism.
For Librarians, we recommend you add the book “Black Software: From the Internet and Racial Justice, to the Afronet and Black Lives Matter” for people educating themselves about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. If you want a copy for your local library, click here and let us know you are interested. We’ll work with you to get it there.