February is Black History Month, and was first officially recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976, only 41 years ago. The purpose of Black History Month is to recognize black achievements and celebrate trailblazer who overcame major obstacles. The United States still lives under a very dark history because of slavery and the slave trade. On paper, America stood for freedom. But that freedom was denied to black America. White America, lived in a privileged world that denied human rights to others who look different.
It has been reported that about 1.4 million tech jobs are expected to be created over the next five years and the Congressional Black Caucus wants to work with the tech industry to level the playing field by hiring more African Americans. Click here to read more.