***Coming This November: US Black Engineer magazine's 2008 Diversity edition will spotlight the careers of some of the most prominent blacks in Information Technology in Q&A profiles.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Aerospace zooms in 2008 with Wanda Austin as CEO

On January 1, 2008, Wanda Austin will succeed William F. Ballhaus, Jr., as president and CEO of Aerospace Corporation. The 19-member board of trustees, including Guion S. Bluford Jr., the first black astrounaut, and 1991 Black Engineer of the Year, selected Austin after a nationwide search.

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Roy Perry delivers commencement address at Prairie View

Roy Perry, one of 100 innovative men and women named to USBE&IT magazine’s 2005 Most Important Blacks in Technology list, delivered the annual commencement address to Prairie View A&M University's fall class on Dec. 8. This year's graduates join more than 50,000 alumni who have graduated from the school during its 131-year history. Engineering pioneer, philanthropist and Prairie View alumnus Roy Perry (Class of 1978) known for his generosity to Prairie View and other organizations, holds an industry record for the notable 62-day startup of Dell's Nashville production facility.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wal-Mart’s True Colors

African American spending power is projected to reach an estimated $965 billion by 2010. With growth in income, an increase in buying power, and greater access to capital by minority markets, companies want to target minority communities. And the recent hire of Southfield Michigan-based advertising agency GlobalHue Inc. by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the world’s largest retailer, is part of a new multicultural advertising initiative.

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Teddy P Brains will star in 2008 Black Creativity Program

Eugene Haynes and Joseph L. Lewis, III, creators of popular cartoon character, Teddy P. Brains, have been invited to participate in Chicago Museum of Science and Industry's 2008 Black Creativity program. The exhibit is called "The Magic of Television and Film" and it will showcase achievements of African Americans in the film and television industries.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Multi-Million Black-Owned Federal Supplier Sold: What’s Next for Rodney Hunt?

Rodney Hunt, president, founding partner and CEO of RS Information Systems (RSIS) knows that the deal of his lifetime will produce strong reactions. To some, the sale of his $330 million black-owned federal contracting company, which provides IT services to more than 100 defense, civilian and law enforcement agencies, is the loss of independence of one of the nation’s largest black-owned businesses. Hunt, role model and mentor to black federal contractors, is grabbing the gold ring of free enterprise and his payout will be great.

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IBM tests “Serious Game” in the Classroom

IBM has created Innov8 as a new way to teach MBAs and young IT professionals – many of whom have grown up playing video games – about competing successfully in business. Innov8 is an interactive, 3-D educational game designed to bridge the gap in understanding between IT teams and business leaders in an organization.

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