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Much has been made of the fact that black people are more likely to access the Internet on mobile devices and to use Twitter than other groups in the U.S., but overall, Blacks continue to lag behind Whites in Internet use. Eighty percent of African Americans are Internet users, trailing White Americans by seven percentage points, according to […]

In the decades-long struggle for civil rights, the movement has focused on different Washington institutions, from Congress to the White House to the Supreme Court.  In recent months, part of the battle has moved to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The critical question now facing the FCC is how to preserve the open Internet while continuing […]

 President Barack Obama outlined his suggestions to maintain an open internet. Roland Martin and “NewsOne Now” take a look at how creating fast lanes on the world wide web and restricting certain types of content may impact the African American community. Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO), joined Martin on “NewsOne Now” via phone […]

Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls Code, joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to talk about getting Black youth involved in technology and coding. Bryant’s organization provides pre-teen girls of color the opportunity to learn in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when they are naturally thinking about what they want to be […]

  At best, a legal battle between high-tech giants Apple and Samsung is nothing more than a case involving questions of patent law. At worst, tech experts say the outcome could have far-reaching consequences on African American and Hispanic consumers’ access the Internet. SEE ALSO: Common Announces First Annual AAHH! FEST The fight began in […]