Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter book note.


February 24, 2020 Update:  We revisit this subject after our post to LinkedIn. So much has changed since we wrote this document. Software for consumers is called an”app” now.  There have been more apps and enterprise software made by Blacks since we entered the market with “blackSoftware”, than ever before.  Example: the popular Calendy subscription service platform was created by a Black man. It is valued at $4B and was recently featured on MSNBC’S Squawk Box.


(May 14th, 2019 original). Through archival sources and the voices of many of those who lived and made this history, the book centralizes African Americans’ role in the Internet’s creation and evolution, illuminating both the limits and possibilities for using digital technology to push for racial justice in the United States and across the globe.

This hardcover goes behind the scenes. It exposes early adopters who helped America’s Black community use computers, network and perform community activism online.

hardcover on Amazon, $24.95:

new release 2019