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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Google Science Fair

Hello to the new generation of up and coming Afro Innovators. It's time to make your Dreams a Reality that will Inspire the Afro Technologist, Entrepreneurs and Scientists in You and Generations to come.

The Google Science Fair is an online science competition open to students ages 13-18 from around the globe. We're looking for ideas that will change the world. To get started, all you'll need is a Google account.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Veterans can choose Private Health Care Provider for Disability Evaluation

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Veterans have the option of visiting a private health care provider instead of a VA facility to complete their disability evaluation form.
DBQs also help support VA's Fully Developed Claims (FDC) Program. DBQs are valuable for claims processing because they provide medical information that is directly relevant to determining a disability rating. When submitted with a fully developed claim, DBQs ensure the VA's ratings specialists have precisely the information they need to start processing the claim.
Veterans can have their providers fill out any of the more than 70 DBQs that are appropriate for their conditions and submit them to us. It’s that easy!

Disability Benefit Questionnaires - VA Claims Transformation Plan

Saturday, March 23, 2013

'Olympus Has Fallen' Director Antoine Fuqua Talks Hollywood Boss Moves

'Olympus Has Fallen,' directed by Antoine Fuqua (pictured), opens in theaters today.  

What would advice would you give your 21-year-old self in reference to making career boss moves?
Try to find your true passion … what genre really grabs you. Figure out what about life interests you the most and understand why. … Try to find that thing, grab it, and move in that direction. -Black Enterprise

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Google Code for Google Developers

Google Code

Looking for Google APIs and Tools?

Google Developers is now the place to find all Google developer documentation, resources, events, and products

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.

As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Explore MIT App Inventor | Explore MIT App Inventor

App Inventor lets you develop Mobile Phone applications (Apps) for Android phones using a web browser and either a connected phone or emulator. The App Inventor servers store your work and help you keep track of your projects.

Then, like fitting together puzzle pieces, you set your app’s behavior. All the while, through a live connection between your computer and your phone, your app appears on your phone.

Learn to code | Codecademy

Learn to code interactively, for free.

People all over the world are learning with Codecademy. Join in now!

Build real-life apps with APIs.

Want to write apps and build websites that can text your phone, pull in YouTube videos, or connect to Facebook and Twitter?
Start doing all this and more with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mark Dean - Computer Scientist, Electronic Tablet visionary

 I read an article about Dr. Dean back in the nineties, I just recently notice my son reading an article about him on

Electronic Tablet visionary
"Frustrated by the bulkiness of newspapers, Dean came up with the idea for a rugged, magazine-sized device that could download any electronic text, from newspapers to books. The device would also be a DVD player, radio, wireless telephone and provide access to the Internet. It would recognize handwriting (written directly on the screen), be voice-activated and even talk back."
"Dean has been with IBM since 1980. Dean holds 3 of the original 9 patents on the computer that all PCs are based upon: Soon after joining IBM, Dean and a colleague, Dennis Moeller, developed the interior achitecture (ISA systems bus) that enables multiple devices, like modem and printer, to be connected to personal computers. Then he worked for a number of years before considering the doctorate."
Mark Dean - Computer Scientist of the African Diaspora

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Keith Chen: language that forecasts weather — and behavior

 Afro-InnoWorks, this is a concept I've had for a while
"What can economists learn from linguists? Behavioral economist Keith Chen introduces a fascinating pattern from his research: that languages without a concept for the future -- "It rain tomorrow," instead of "It will rain tomorrow" -- correlate strongly with high savings rates. Read more about Chen’s explorations »"

Keith Chen: language that forecasts weather — and behavior

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA | Video on

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA | Video on

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."
Ron Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South Central L.A.’s food desert by planting the seeds and tools for healthy eating. Full bio »

Bruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots! | Video on

Afro InnoWorks presents a Creative and  Innovative Ted Talk, Dancing Robots

Bruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots! | Video on

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Why Complacency Is Costing the African American Family

Kenny Pugh of Black Enterprise lays out a good perspective on this subject

In his article he pose the following question with sound supporting points
  1. Why are so many of us not finishing high school and opting to simply underachieve?
  2. Why are so many of us looking for the quick-fix hustle and instant wealth gratification?
checkout his article, Why Complacency Is Costing the African American Family

Kenny ends by stating the following
"We are not only basketball players or football players, but we can become influential members of society. There is nothing wrong with becoming a doctor, lawyer, entrepreneur (legal of course) or corporate executive(s). Start dreaming big, but remember that an entire generation will be lost if we continue at our current pace. The black man’s absence is causing the black family to miss out on generational wealth and legacy building. We CAN’T afford for this to continue!"
Knowledge Is Key, AfrocatioN