Dirk Dickens


Networking with Blacks in Technology-Los Angeles at Google 1

Networking. That’s the buzzword these days for getting ahead in business. And even if you’re employed or have your own business, it still pays to stay connected–so I’m told–in your current field or maybe even something seemingly unrelated. Last Wednesday, in an effort to get out and network, I attended […]


Los Angeles Police Department Rolling Out Crime Predicting Software

Today’s police officers are getting real excited at the prospect of new law enforcement toys that will be in their hands in the near future. For example, there are the drones that will soon be available to help chase criminals down and then there’s that really cool, and slightly disturbing, […]


Blacks In Technology: An Online Resource That Helps Blacks Get Ahead in the Tech Industry

When it comes to the lack of Blacks and other minorities in the tech industry and start-ups, many people look to leaders in Silicon Valley for answers to increasing diversity. But, this may be wishful thinking. It’s like people complaining to Hollywood film makers and television producers to create more […]


Black Tech Professionals Launch Summer Mentor Program for Teenage Boys in Oakland

If you’re a Black family with kids with an interest in science or computers send them to the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’re already there, you’re lucky. There are a growing number of groups in that area focused on reaching out to young girls and boys in urban communities […]