Selma: A(nother) Defining Moment

The Congressional Delegation with Rep. John Lewis(front center) Author (top center-blue) “So it was at Lexington and Concord. So it was a century ago at Appomattox. So it was last week in Selma, Alabama” – President Lyndon B. Johnson, March 15, 1965 I had the pleasure of catching an early screening of the movie SelmaContinue reading “Selma: A(nother) Defining Moment”

A Moment We Can’t Miss

In the wake, both figuratively and literally of a stream of events that have demonstrated a very disturbing view of the intersection of law and justice with regards to the deaths of numerous African-American males in this country among others, we as a society again are having a conversation about race, diversity and justice. WhileContinue reading “A Moment We Can’t Miss”

Why Congress Should Address Silicon Valley’s Lack of Diversity

The immigration debate has once again taken center stage on Capitol Hill following President Obama’s executive action. While Congress should engage and help find bipartisan solutions to the many facets of immigration reform, one easy place to start is an area of clear consensus – the need for more skilled workers in the fields ofContinue reading “Why Congress Should Address Silicon Valley’s Lack of Diversity”

Diversity: A Broad View

Much has been written about and is available about the lack of diversity within the tech field, particularly at  larger social media firms and product companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple and others. Much has also been written about proposed causes for these diversity gaps, positing everything from systematic problems such as talent gapsContinue reading “Diversity: A Broad View”