Deanna Harris is a multimedia journalist, producer and founder of “chattin w/ d,” a show that seeks to empower youth by highlighting the journeys of successful artists and entrepreneurs. Guests on her show have included fashion designer Dapper Dan, activist and journalist Felipe Luciano and soca artist Mr. Killa; Deanna has also produced a number […]


An assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, Dr. Julie Hui’s research seeks to understand and reduce barriers to workforce development. She was recently honored with a Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize for her work with Lettersmith, a software helping students with professional writing. We chatted with Dr. Hui about Lettersmith, barriers to […]

What is preventing Black and Brown people from being promoted at U.S. tech companies? Antiracist Tech Initiative Publishes New Paper

What is preventing Black and Brown people from being promoted at U.S. tech companies? A new paper from the BU Center for Antiracist Research’s Antiracist Tech Initiative (ATI) strives to answer this research question.  Rather than focusing on “the pipeline problem,” a forthcoming paper co-authored by Dr. Sanaz Mobasseri, ATI’s faculty lead, examines structural forces that […]


N.J Umoh is the founder and CEO of CompSciLib, an EdTech platform making computer science theory and math help more accessible to students around the globe. Currently working as a software engineer, N.J is passionate about building a community of those in tech with marginalized identities. We talked to N.J about the conceptualization of CompSciLib and his experience in computer science.


A licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in Boston, MA, Angela is about to welcome her first child. We chatted with Angela about connecting with other expectant parents using the app Peanut and the link between social media and mental health. 


Dr. Avery Dame-Griff is a lecturer of Gender and Women’s Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He is also the founder and curator of the Queer Digital History Project and author of the upcoming book The Two Revolutions: A History of the Transgender Internet, out August 2023.


The first in her family to obtain a graduate degree, Tamisha Civil is the host of Voice of Reason Boston, a radio broadcast focusing on socioeconomic issues impacting those in the greater Boston area. Previously, Tamisha worked as a Victim’s Witness Advocate in Suffolk Superior Court. She currently works as an Associate Probation Officer in Massachusetts and Legal Advocate for survivors of domestic violence at Finex House. Voice of Reason Boston can be heard every Saturday at 11am ET on WEZE 590 AM.


A justice reform advocate, Marcus Bullock is the founder and CEO of Flikshop, an organization utilizing technology to keep families connected to their incarcerated loved ones. For less than a dollar, users can upload photos and messages that Flikshop transforms into postcards sent to facilities nationwide. We talked with Marcus about creating Flikshop, the importance of connection during incarceration, and adjusting to a digital world post-release. 


After studying computer science at the University of Oklahoma, Quyen began working with Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an organization which seeks to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans. In her role, Quyen monitors multilingual social media mis/disinformation content; she is currently considering a master’s degree in journalism with a focus in mis/disinformation.


Shaun Patrick Tubbs is a fitness instructor, actor, director, and founder of black by brand, an apparel company seeking to inspire and bring joy to communities of color. We chatted with Shaun about representation and tokenization within the fitness industry, expanding access to wellness, and digital authenticity. In 2020, Shaun was quoted in the New York Times article Yoga, SoulCycle and Peloton Face Truths About How Black Lives Matter.