Category: News Briefs - Original Written by AJ Williams, Chronicle Web Editor
On Friday, Judge Steven Rhodes will attempt to establish an aggressive time frame of hearings and deadlines for Detroit Bankruptcy case. Some other items on Judge Rhodes agenda include:
• The status of Detroit's negotiations with creditors.
• Detroit's request for the approval of an agreement that would allow the city to capture a larger portion of casino tax revenue without placing one-third in a reserve account to protect its insurer.
• The city's request for a committee to represent retirees.
• The possible appointment of a mediator to help speed up negotiations between the city and creditors.
• A request for a fee examiner to monitor the money Detroit is paying its lawyers and financial advisers.
Stay tuned to Michigan Chronicle.com for further updates as this story continues to develop.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 10:36
Category: News Briefs - Original Written by AJ Williams, Chronicle Web Editor
Isaacs will be the first African-American in 86-year history of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science
(Baltimore, MD) – The NAACP congratulates Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who was named the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday. The Academy, which produces the annual Oscar ceremony, has not had a female president since 1983, and has never had an African-American president in its 86-year history.
“Cheryl Boone Isaacs is a wonderful selection for an organization that is seeking to expand diversity and inclusion,” stated NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock. “As one racial barrier is broken, we are excited to see what Ms. Isaacs will do to break down even more barriers in the industry.”
“We recognize the election of Cheryl Boone Isaacs as an historic moment in Hollywood,” stated Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP. “This appointment sends a clear message to the rest of Hollywood. We believe her selection will encourage the studios and networks to empower more women and minorities throughout the entertainment industry."
“Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ appointment is another step in the right direction for the Academy and diversity in Hollywood,” stated Robin Harrison of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau. “We congratulate her and look forward to the Academy’s work and influence under her new leadership.”
Isaacs has led a distinguished career as a marketing and publicity consultant, previously working at New Line Cinema and Paramount Pictures. At the Academy, she previously served as First Vice President, and has served in every other office within the organization. Her role will include selecting a host for the Oscars telecast.
In July of this year, the Academy sought to expand racial and ethnic diversity among its voting members by inviting 276 new members from various backgrounds. The Academy also hired former NAACP Hollywood Bureau Executive Director Vicangelo Bulluck as Managing Director of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives, to help foster inclusion and diversity.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 12:34
Category: News Briefs Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
The Michigan Film Office announced today the feature film Money is Money has been approved for a film incentive from the state. The twist-filled thriller is set in Detroit and the surrounding areas and is scheduled to film later this summer.
"Factors including our compelling locations, strong crew base and competitive incentive program led to Money is Money filming here in Michigan over competing locations," said Margaret O'Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office. "Another compelling factor was the positive experiences in Michigan several key members of the production team had previously. Repeat business like this is a testament to Michigan as a filmmaking destination."
Money is Money was awarded an incentive of $2,009,298 on $6,453,717 of projected in-state expenditures. The project is expected to hire 144 Michigan workers with a full time equivalent of 46 jobs.
In Money is Money, three childhood friends – James, Eric and Alex - find themselves aspiring to live a more comfortable lifestyle than their current situation, especially after James has to borrow money from a loan shark to pay for his daughter's medical procedure. After a burglary gone wrong the friendship turns to betrayal as the passage into the world of "every man for himself" drives the characters to make radical choices.
Rachel Horovitz (Moneyball, Grey Gardens), Dominique Boutonnat and Hubert Caillard (The Untouchables, 2 Days in New York) will produce the film, with Gela Babluani (13 Tzameti, The Legacy) writing and directing.
In Fiscal Year 2013, 24 projects have been awarded a total of $35,724,215 on $135,803,499 of approved production expenditures for the year. These projects are expected to create 1,693 Michigan hires with a full time equivalent of 656 jobs.
The Michigan Film Office was created in 1979 to assist and attract incoming production companies and promote the growth of Michigan's own film industry. The Film Office also administers the incentive program for film, television and other digital media production in Michigan. For more on the Michigan Film Office, visit: MichiganFilmOffice.org.
Pure Michigan is a brand on the rise, representing business, talent and tourism initiatives across Michigan. These efforts are driven by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the state's marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity with a focus on helping grow Michigan's economy.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 11:29
Category: News Briefs Written by Myeisha Essex/ Hello Beautiful Staff
It won't bring his son back but it may help ease the pain.
The Huffington Post reports that a federal court has given Oscar Grant's father permission to sue the Northern California public transportation officer who shot and killed his 22-year-old son on New Year's Day in 2009.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' rejected Johannes Mehserle's bid for immunity and his claim that he was acting in his official capacity when he shot the young Black man as he lay facedown on the train platform.
The Oscar Grant senior, who is serving a life sentence for murder, claimed the fatal shooting denied him the right of familial association. He now has to go-ahead the proceed with a civil rights lawsuit against Mehserle.
According to his attorney Panos Lagos, "Even a murderer is entitled to consideration of his feelings and the loss of his only child."
Lawyers for Mehserle had urged the 9th Circuit to examine whether the relationship between Grant and his father was close enough to justify a civil rights lawsuit alleging loss of companionship.
But the court declined to determine the contours of the relationship, observing the facts were disputed.
"With no authority to support it, we decline Mehserle's invitation to find, as a matter of law, that Grant and his father lacked a sufficiently strong father-son bond to support the father's 14th Amendment claim," the panel said.
During the criminal trial, Mehserle said he mistakenly fired his gun instead of his taser on the night of Oscar Grant Jr.'s death. In 2010, he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison. He served 11 months in the Los Angeles Central Jail before he was released early on good behavior.
Fruitvale Station, the Forest Whitaker-produced film about Grant's life and death, is currently in the theaters.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 11:15
Category: News Briefs - Original Written by Bankole Thompson, Chronicle Senior Editor
George Will, the mega-conservative ideologue and ABC analyst who hosted President Obama at his house in 2009 for dinner attended by other conservative columnists, became the latest right wing intellectual parading as a self-appointed moralist to link Detroit’s gigantic financial problems on moral failure and collapse of the family system.
But, of course, this narrative is so familiar among Republican Christian leaders — right wing evangelicals in particular — because whenever these so-called leaders run out of any ideas or simply rational way of thinking, they play the “moral card”, as if we’ve not had a litany of major right wing evangelicals who have been exposed for serious moral failures as it relates to their sexual indiscretions and other activities they had earlier denounced in their ministries.
During a July 28 taping of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Will suggested that “unmarried mothers” are also responsible for Detroit’s bankruptcy, the largest of its kind in U.S. history. And this is how Will explained it on the roundtable interview.
“You have a city, 139 square miles, you can raise cattle in vast portions of it, dangerous herds of feral dogs roam in there. Three percent of fourth graders reading at the national math standards, 47 percent of Detroit residents are functionally illiterate, 79 percent of Detroit children are born to unmarried mothers. They don’t have a fiscal problem, they have a cultural collapse,” Will said.
For a so-called analyst of Will’s standing to abandon the economic argument facing municipalities across the country with Detroit being the latest litmus test, and instead opt for a moral crusade as the answer to this economic crisis is beyond any form of comprehension.
Either it is a very lazy job on his part, an elitist approach or a downright racist diatribe because in plain conservative language, whenever “unwed mothers” are used in the poiltical debates it is meant to render White liberals as morally bankrupt in their alliance with Black voters. And with Detroit being a major Black city, it is no accident that Will played the moral card in this instance.
Will showed his true colors by offering a prognosis about Detroit that won’t pass the smell test. We’ve seen men and others like him before mask behind a so-called intellectual debate while the argument they are making is incoherent or basically dumb.
Will could have done better than that. But like many on the national stage, he is not only blinded by his own self-righteous rules, but also by the wrong narrative that has long confined Detroit’s image on the national scene.
Yes, the city has problems that are inexcusable, most of which have to be put at the feet of its leaders, even though federal and state policies cannot be overlooked in this financial reckoning. But to blame the lifestyle or choices that hard-pressed and taxpaying residents and families make as a major factor for this collapse is insanity, intellectual dishonesty and a fraudulent argument by a purported intellectual.
Why is it that whenever issues of economic significance are tabled, the masses or the majority poor are always blamed and their lifestyles brought up as the reason?
Was it unmarried mothers who caused the collapse of Wall Street? Was it unwed mothers who caused the collapse of the international economic system that was bailed out by the Obama administration?
Was it unmarried mothers who forced homeowners out of their homes after buffeting them with subprime lending practices and incomprehensible loans and interest rates, designed to benefit Wall Street, while making homeowners homeless?
Was it unwed mothers who were responsible for the massive economic crisis that greeted the dawn of the Obama administration?
But we know why Wall Street collapsed. The greed and fierce competition of elitist White men.
George Will, and others, can no longer mask under “rational thinking” while offering us code words that we know are not only racist but elitist and downright dishonest. If this is what he has to offer regarding Detroit’s economic crisis on national television, maybe the longtime conservative ideologue is at a lockjam and has run out of ideas for the growing problems facing this nation, and it might just be time to bench him from the ABC roundtable.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 17:00
Category: News Briefs - Original Written by Michigan Chronicle
Benny Napoleon was born, raised, and still lives in Detroit. He currently serves as Wayne County sheriff. He is a former chief of police for the Detroit Police Department and holds the distinction of serving as the department’s youngest chief ever. Overall, Napoleon has more than 38 years of public service experience, which includes a stint as assistant Wayne County executive.
Now, the Mercy College of Detroit law school graduate believes, as the city’s next mayor, he will bring the Motor City back by curtailing crime, creating jobs and revitalizing blighted neighborhoods.
Sheriff Napoleon stopped by the Michigan Chronicle office and sat before an editorial panel to explain why he is best suited to become Detroit’s next mayor. These questions are from Donald James
MC: Talk a little bit about why you want to be the next mayor.
BN: Our city needs strong leadership at this point. It needs leadership that has walked in the shoes of Detroiters. It needs leadership that has experienced an abandoned house next door, knows what it’s like to have streetlights out on the block for weeks and months at a time, to have been a victim of a crime. I understand because I have lived it. I know what Detroiters need because I am a lifetime Detroiter who has the leadership experience to run this city and make it a better place for its residents and businesses.
MC: The next mayor will be elected by the people, yet Kevyn Orr, the city’s emergency manager will have significant power to override any of the mayor’s decisions. What’s your take on having an emergency manager in the city, if and when, you take office, and will you be able to work with Orr?
BN: I think the emergency manager law is unconstitutional. There’s a challenge to it now in federal court. Assuming that the federal court does what I believe it will do, which is to say the law is unconstitutional, then Mr. Orr will go. If the court does not, then he’s here. If he is here (after the court ruling) then we have to work with him.
I believe he was brought in to handle the city’s finances. So my response to Mr. Orr is that you take care of the finances and leave the running of Detroit’s affairs to elected representatives. Within the budget that Mr. Orr provides, the mayor of Detroit should set the priorities and run and manage the city and respective departments.
MC: Some current city officials believe that Detroit, given its current population that continues to drop, should shrink in geographical size. Will you shrink the city?
BN: I don’t want to shrink the city, I want to grow it, and I think we can grow it. But we have to first make the city safe. We have a housing stock that is affordable compared to other parts of the country. People will move here if they believe they will be safe.
We have enough abandoned homes that can be repaired. We could put the homes in the hands of churches and community groups and tell them to fix them up, sell them, and put someone in the homes they will trust. I have the vision and the will and the leadership experience to grow this city by first making it safe.
MC: Will you, as mayor, free up police officers from doing desk work and reassign them to the streets of Detroit?
BN: We need more officers on the street, there’s no question about that. The city of Detroit is extremely short on staffing. However, I don’t believe if you took everybody from behind a desk and put them on the streets that it would resolve our shortage problem. But, we definitely need additional officers out there.
However, no one else in this race has the understanding that I do about staffing, police policies and resource costs. We can do a better job with the number that we have, but we need additional resources so I can create a climate of compliance where people believe when they commit a crime, they will be caught. Right now, that climate doesn’t exist.
MC: There are past examples of when city council members didn’t know anything about some major initiatives that some previous mayors were pushing to the public. What is the ideal partnership between the mayor and city council that you will establish should you become mayor?
BN: You have to learn how to count to five. If you’re going to advance a major initiative or project for the city, you have to go get five votes. Mayor Young was (known for) getting five votes. He understood the legislative process and I understand the legislative process as well. You have to sell your ideas to the majority of the council.
No one likes being told what to do, or told after the fact; they want to participate in the decision-making process. I think any mayor that’s willing to truly be open to inclusiveness with be successful with the city council.
MC: Do you think that Detroit can become a city of destination, where people will want to come here because of our attractions?
BN: Absolutely. One of the things that we have not done well is market Detroit to the nation. That will be a part of what I will do as mayor, make sure that people from around the country and the world understand that there are outstanding attractions in Detroit. We sit on an international waterway with Canada, but have not marketed it. We have Greenfield Village, the Motown Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts and other great sites for visitors.
We have the original General Motors Building, which a section of could become a museum for world visitors. Why can’t there be a museum in our city that combines the iconic automobiles made by Ford, Chrysler and GM? We’ve also allowed Kronk Gym, which is known all over the world, to deteriorate to the point of embarrassment. It should be a place of destination for visitors.
We have been close- minded about what this city means to the world. As mayor, I will have the vision and mindset to make Detroit a city of destination. When more people visit our city, more money will be spent in our city, which is great for the local economy.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 16:54
Category: News Briefs Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
Red Bull House of Art is continuing its contribution to the cultural cache of Detroit's internationally renowned art scene with the unveiling of its fifth cycle of artists on Friday, August 9 with a public gallery opening. The Eastern Market workspace and gallery has given eight Detroit artists the opportunity to create without limits, exploring their respective mediums including steel sculpture and clay, pastels and oil paints as well as acrylic paints and mixed media.
From the involved clay and ink pieces artist/local entrepreneur Elysia Vandenbussche creates to steel sculpture artist Steven McShane — the first to bring such a medium to the Red Bull House of Art — each artist at the gallery is bringing an incredible force of authenticity and creativity to the gallery walls. Desiree Kelly's humor-driven pieces spark both laughter and conversation. Christopher Batten's storyline of acrylic paints and collage are classic yet conceptual. Where Jesse Kassel's work draws heavily from vintage advertisements and graphic design, Camille LaMontagne is introducing Baroque elements and complex, contemporary patterns into hers. For Carolyn Webber, everything she sees and interacts with on a daily basis becomes a part of her art, acting as a sort of reflective love letter to her everyday world.
The gallery, built out directly below the artists' dedicated workspace in the E & B Brewery Lofts, is stunning and like no other. Built in 1891 and renovated by local architect Tadd Heidgerken, Red Bull House of Art blends traditional New York-style gallery space with raw, cavernous rooms unique to Detroit's rich architectural history.
The eight featured artists in the fifth cycle are: Jesse Kassel (Mixed Media), Brian Lacey (Mixed (Media & Found Objects), Elysia Vandenbussche (Clay & Ink), Steven McShane (Steel Sculpture), Desiree Kelly (Oil & Acrylic Spray Paints), Christopher Batten (Acrylic Paint & Collage), Carolyn Webber (Pastels) and Camille LaMontagne (Oil Paints on Canvas).
Curator: Matt Eaton
Red Bull House of Art | 1551 W Winder St | Detroit, MI 48207
Friday, August 9, 2013 | 7-11pm
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:50
Category: News Briefs - Original Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
A Lincoln Park Checkers was forced to close and a Southfield McDonald's was the site of a strike after workers at both restaurants walked off the job Tuesday night. The Checkers was shuttered around 10:30 p.m.. The actions were part of the D15 campaign, which seeks a $15 hourly wage and for workers to be able to form a union without interference from employers.
The actions show that the campaign, which seeks to provide workers with a livable wage so they can pay for basic needs such as rent or transportation, has widened to the suburbs. Strikes are taking place in 7 major cities this week.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:19
Category: News Briefs - Original Written by Donald James
For almost two decades, the names Rainy Hamilton, Jr. and Kent Anderson have been synonymous with the elevation of Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA), one of the nation’s most intriguing and progressive architectural firms. As co-founders and principals of the downtown Detroit firm, they have given leadership to the rendering of services in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, interior design and urban design.
Detroiters don’t have to look far to see the firm’s prolific work. A short list of the company’s many Motor City projects includes MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown Casino, Detroit School of Arts High School, Wayne State University’s Queen Lillian Medical Offices and Welcome Center, the new Mumford High School, Youthville Child Development Center, Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Public Dock and Terminal, Wayne County Metro Airport’s North Terminal, and the Washington Blvd. Streetscape transformation. The firm is also the strategic framework planner for the Detroit Future City project, a massive blueprint initiative that advises city stakeholders on how the Motor City will look in the future on many levels.
In addition to its multitude of projects in Detroit and other parts of Michigan, HAA has established offices in New Orleans, Louisiana and Nevada. Projects in New Orleans include the famous Louis Armstrong Park Congo Square and the renovation of the historic Booker T. Washington High School; projects in Las Vegas include MGM Resorts International CityCenter (mixed use development). HAA is also working on a renovation project for a major hotel chain in Utah. Internationally speaking, HAA’s planning and design projects have included the PI River Water Front in Lu’an City, Anhui, China. The company has also rendered services in Dubai, and is currently looking to do work in Africa.
While other architecture firms offer somewhat similar services, the one-two punch of Hamilton and Anderson brings a unique blend of creative juices, outside-the-box designs, and the ability to deliver the “wow” factor to every project.
HAA, one of the nation’s largest African-American owned architectural firms, is known to consistently deliver high-quality services that exceed other industry firms owned by members of other ethnicities.
Hamilton explained the company’s uniqueness: “The combination of architecture and landscape architecture services offered under one roof makes us unique. We look at those two primary disciplines as leading any design efforts. We just don’t look at designing a building, but look at it holistically. We zoom out to see how our projects can fit into the surrounding community and environment.”
A native of Detroit, Hamilton recalled his early days as a youth when he fell in love with drawing, painting, science, drafting and building model structures. As he grew older, he realized that becoming an architect would be his life’s work. After graduating from Cass Technical High School, he attended the University of Detroit-Mercy where he earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture. After working for an architecture firm for 12 years, where he met Anderson, the two decided that they would venture out on their own. Thus, Hamilton Anderson Associates was born in 1994.
Anderson, who hails from the Upper Peninsula, has been called a landscape architect extraordinaire. He is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and has received several awards for his professional work. Anderson was a key reason why in 2007, HAA was the recipient of the inaugural Firm of the Year Award, given by the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Hamilton is also extraordinary in his field of expertise, and is highly regarded among his peers. He is an active member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and has served as the local chapter’s president. In addition, he has won the organization’s most prestigious National Building Design Award for the last four years. In the early 2000s, he served as president of the Detroit Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, making him the first African-American to serve in that high-level position.
Hamilton summarizes the synergy between himself and Anderson: “Our diversity in background, education and professional experience is blended with solid experience when working on projects ranging from small scale city parks, to technologically sophisticated new arts high schools, regional master plans and multibillion dollar urban design plans. We are not specialists, but believers in the merit of well-informed, broad professional experience – that when brought together – will form the basis of superior design.”
For Hamilton Anderson Associates and its 60-plus employees, the beat goes on. Hamilton said that regardless of how fast the firm grows, and how many markets the company expands to, HAA will not abandon Detroit.
“We are happy that we have helped lay the foundation for Detroit’s growth,” said Hamilton, who is a lifetime Detroit resident. “I think in five years, you won’t recognize Detroit because of the growth and transformation it will have undergone. I know that Hamilton Anderson Associates plans to be here to be a part of the city’s exciting future. We are not going anywhere.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:19
Category: News Briefs - Original Written by RJ Barnhill
Although the urban digital divide is steadily eroding, there are still tremendous barriers to entry into the technology field that still remain for women of color.
Early access and exposure are essential to changing the status quo. Through a combination of workshops and field trips, Black Girls Code is providing girls with new skills in computer programming, introducing them to role models in the technology space, and building their confidence to become tech creators and entrepreneurs.
By reaching out to the community through workshops and after-school programs, Black Girls Code introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls Code has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs they hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.
Recently celebrating their one-year anniversary, Black Girls Code had the honor of bringing technology and entertainment to many young girls of color. By teaching the girls programming and game design, the organization hopes to have started the lifelong process of developing in them a love for technology and the self-confidence that comes from understanding the greatest tools of the 21st century.
While Black Girls Code is pleased with the results of their work so far, this is just the first step in seeking to bridge the digital divide. According the BGC founder Kimberly Bryant, “The digital divide, or the gap between those with regular, effective access to digital technology and those without, is becoming an increasingly critical problem in society. As more and more information becomes electronic, the inability to get online can leave entire communities at an extremely dangerous disadvantage.”
A personal quest
Kimberly Bryant’s journey into coding started early.
“When I was first introduced to computer programming, as a freshman in Electrical Engineering, Fortran and Pascal were the popular languages for newbies in computing and the Apple Macintosh was the new kid on the block,” she said. “I remember being excited by the prospects, and looked forward to embarking on a rich and rewarding career after college.”
But Bryant also recalled feeling culturally isolated and noted few of her classmates looked like her.
“While we shared similar aspirations and many good times, there was much to be said for making any challenging journey with people of the same cultural background.”
Much has changed since her college days, but she says there’s still a dearth of African-American women in science, technology, engineering and math professions.
“This absence cannot be explained by a lack of interest in these fields. Lack of access and lack of exposure to STEM topics are the likelier culprits,” she said.
“By launching Black Girls Code, I hope to provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn in-demand skills at a time when they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.”
Richard Session is lead software architect of Chalkfly.com, a local tech business, and he spoke to the disparities in technology use: “Technology is huge and is only getting bigger. It’s so easy for us to be consumers (blogs, apps, mobile devices), but we truly empower ourselves when we become creators.”
“There are so many open IT jobs available but many of us don’t have the skills to apply for them. Getting young girls to participate in BGC can lead them not only to these opportunities, but also keep them engaged in STEM subjects that seem to pass many girls by as they get older,” he said.
Local independent web developer Jason Walker said, “Black Girls Code is a perfect example of how to help young women gain experience from experts in the field. In technology, mentorship is priceless. Often there’s too much for one person to navigate as they start out, and I’ve seen many adults throw their hands up in frustration. With BGC beginners get a guide to help them through the maze.”
Walker went on to say, “BGC can offer an opportunity to any young woman who may not know she can do more with her laptop than check Facebook.
“Now that I’m a father of two, I’m particularly sensitive to this. I don’t want my daughter to feel limited. I want her to understand that she’s more than capable of getting into any field she’s interested in.
“I’d love for her to understand that as she’s plays her favorite video games, there’s no reason she can’t one day make them herself.”
BlackGirlsCODE is bringing a 1-day webmaking workshop to Detroit on Saturday, August 17th, to Wayne State University. This workshop will focus on mobile app development with Android AppInventor and feature exciting “tech chats” from inspiring women mobile innovators.
No prior programming experience is required for this class. All BGC events are geared towards introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech creators and entrepreneurs. This ciass intended for girls ages 13-17. The event starts promptly at 10am and ends at 4pm. For more information and registration visitwww.wdet.org/events/236/black-girls-code-workshop-build-a-mobile-app/
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:37
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