Ben Jealous Encourages Hundreds of College Bound Bay Area Black Men to “Decide to Take on the Fight” at Graduation Event

Last night,  more than one hundred of the Bay Area’s college bound black men and their families heard words of praise and inspiration from Kapor Center for Social Impact Venture Partner and former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.  Jealous was the keynote speaker at the College Bound Brotherhood graduation ceremony at the Kaiser Center. “We should not take for …

Building a Stronger Pipeline: HBCUs & Silicon Valley

Just wanted to share a quick update on the fantastic three day convening that was held last week at Stanford: UNCF sponsored the first-ever HBCU Innovation Summit, which brought representatives from over a dozen colleges and universities to the heart of Silicon Valley. The Summit was designed to “increase engagement, connectivity and performance of diverse and underrepresented communities to the …

And Justice for All

Over the past week I’ve been mentally composing a response to share through the Kapor Center blog about the Trayvon Martin slaying, the Zimmerman verdict, and the maddening wounds of racial inequity and discord that the case has laid bare in the US. I’ve read and participated in social media op-eds, campaigns, and memes about this controversy. Much has been …