LA Focus

Racist Incidents Prompt Airbnb Partnership with NAACP to Help Blacks Cash In

LA FOCUS — Popular short-term rental tech company Airbnb has been in hot water recently after a series of claims of racism towards black users who were being either racially profiled by their hosts or neighbors, locked out of lease opportunities, or had trouble renting their properties because they were black. […read more]


Google Shows of Android Auto, Wearables

Barbara Ortutay, ASSOCIATED PRESS   SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco. But the online search leader’s effort to broaden its focus beyond smartphones and tablets Read More


Google Boldly Did the Right Thing

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist Last week, Google made the bold and necessary decision to release information about their employment diversity, detailing the race and gender makeup of its workforce, admitting in the words of Senior Vice President Laszlo Bock, “Google is not Read More


Inmates Learn Tech Sector from Silicon Valley Pros

MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled “prisoner” and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Read More