Black achievers

13 Blacks Influencing Technology In a Major Way Today – Blerds

13 Black initiated businesses that are making great strides in technology. The list may surprise you.

Here is a list of 13 Blacks influencing technology today, according to Business Insider.

Condoleezza Rice, Board of Directors, DropboxEarlier this month, online storage startup Dropbox added Condoleezza Rice to its board of directors.As the former secretary of state and an adviser to the National Security Agency, having someone like Rice as a liaison to Washington, D.C., could be very helpful to Dropbox.

Condoleezza Rice 2014

via 13 Blacks Influencing Technology In a Major Way Today – Blerds.

Introducing the Kid Who Attended Oxford University at 6-Years-Old

Joshua Beckford, 6-year-old Oxford University student

While we in America are still on the Pull-Up-Your-Pants campaign, here is what is happening overseas.

At 6, Beckford was the youngest person to ever attend Oxford University and as if that wasn’t enough, the now 8-year-old has already mapped out his future and plans to be a neurosurgeon as well as an astronaut at some point in his life. Beckford, who was too advanced for a standard curriculum and forced to be home-schooled, has also taken an interest in Egypt and is working on a children’s book about the historic nation.

via Introducing the Kid Who Attended Oxford University at 6-Years-Old.