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Black Googler Says 'Somebody Called Security' On Him Because 'They Didn't Believe' He Was An Employee

Being a Black person working in white corporate spaces means even when you secure a seat at the table, sometimes people won’t believe it. According to Insider, a Black Google employee has revealed that he was stopped and questioned by security at his job after being reported as a suspicious person by someone at the company. Angel Onuoha is an associate product manager for Google and took to Twitter to share details of the incident. “Riding my bike around Google’s campus and somebody called security on me because they didn’t believe I was an employee,” wrote Onuoha on the social media platform. “Had to get escorted by two security guards to verify my ID badge.” Riding my bike around Google’s campus and somebody called security on me because they didn’t believe I was an employee. Had to get escorted by two security guards to verify my ID badge 🤦🏾‍♂️ — Angel Onuoha (@angelonuoha7) September 20, 2021 He also shared that the security took his ID badge away from him just two days following...

Sep 27, 2021

The Linux Foundation Partners With Blacks In Technology to Provide $100K in Training & Certification

The Linux Foundation — the non-profit arm of the merger between Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group — has announced in a press release that they’ve partnered with Blacks In Technology to provide $100,000 in training and certification to what they’re calling “deserving individuals.” According to the press release, the San Francisco-based company confirmed they’ll be awarding 50 scholarships each quarter to rising Black technology stars. The scholarship is not a monetary disbursement — rather, the Linux Foundation will provide a voucher for each recipient to register for any of their certification exams at no cost. Each certification costs approximately $300, and these scholarships will certainly allow aspiring techies to achieve their goals regardless of their socioeconomic status. In the past, much ado has been made about the financial barrier between Black men and women and high-paying tech jobs, so this is certainly a step in the right direction. “We are...

Here's 4 Things to Expect From AfroTech World

One of the largest multicultural tech conferences in the U.S. — AfroTech World — has officially kicked off. Although things are a little different this year, we want you to know all of the amazing things you have to look forward to. It’s our way of bringing Black engineers, recruiters, venture capitalists, culture enthusiasts, and everything else under the sun right to your fingertips for the next week!   View this post on Instagram   #AfroTechWorld is only 3 DAYS AWAY and we’re hyped to have thousands of Black techies come together for a week jammed pack with gems, community, amazing panels, networking opportunities and more! ? ⠀ It’s not too late to join in on the festivities – cop your tickets TODAY via the #LinkInBio ? Can’t make it to a session? Catch the replays of all the AfroTech World speaking events on Lunchtable – a new community built for Black professionals and the official app for AfroTech World ?? // #LinkInBio A post shared by AfroTech ( on Nov 6, 2020 at...

Nov 9, 2020