according to SF Chronicle. Google claims that neither Howard is being paid or vice versa in the development of this program.

A 2015 report showed that Blacks only make up approximately 5% of the tech industry. It also showed that Google staff only represents 1% Blacks, Facebook 1%, Apple 6% and HP leading the charge at 15%. And while the current U.S. census shows Blacks at approximately 13% of the U.S. population, there’s still more work to be done. But this new initiative between Google and HBCU’s could be a great start.

What are your thoughts on this new campus created by Google? How can we increase the amount of Black coders?

Mike “Orie” Mosley is the managing editor for and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of In his spare time, he’s probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie


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