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Blackerspace Programming Class #2

I have begun the second round of computer programming training for elementary and middle school aged boys. I am somewhat experimenting by making a few of changes. The first change is location. A good friend of mine recently opened a … Continue reading

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Changing the world from my livingroom table

Besides writing this awesome blog, what am I doing? I just finished teaching a six-week Saturday beginning computer programming class for five boys. I conducted the class in my livingroom. I’m doing it for free. Did I mention that I … Continue reading

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First Blackerspace Youth Coding Class A Success!

Yesterday I held my first Youth programming class for two groups of boys totalling 8. The first group is ages 8-11 and the second group ages 12-14. For the younger group I chose to use Scratch to introduce to them … Continue reading

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Inspired Black youth create smart phone apps

Youth AppLab Using Crowdfunding to Send African-American Students to 3rd Annual Digital Media and Learning Conference | Black Web 2.0. This article shows what Black youth can do when given encouragement and guidance.

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Paper Airplanes

A couple of months ago we had a birth celebration for my eighty-something year old mother-in-law, Wilma, at our home. My wife has a large family with MANY children, from newborn to teens. Last time we held this event, the … Continue reading

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What if black children study programming?

…or How to not hear “But I don’t like doing math!” It seems like all children love playing with video games and apps whether using a game console, tablet, smart phone, or web-based on a computer. Some of you have … Continue reading

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