Black History Month and Tech: Honoring Past Contributions and Pushing for Increased Diversity

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In December of last year, the film Hidden Figures depicted the efforts of three female African American mathematicians working in NASA during the 1960s space race. The film went on to garner numerous awards but more importantly sparked a larger discussion -- many viewers had no idea how critical these women as well as other African Americans were to NASA’s success.

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Charles Duan on Blurred Lines and Patterns in Music

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In light of the lawsuit between Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. vs. Marvin Gaye regarding whether “Blurred Lines” infringes the copyrights to “Got to Give It Up,” Meredith Whipple interviews Charles Duan as he takes us through music history to demonstrate common patterns in songs, why these exist, and how that’s a good thing for music.

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An Open Letter From the President: PK’s Fight for Fairness

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As a new administration takes the reins in Washington, we at Public Knowledge have launched a renewed effort to promote freedom of expression on affordable communications platforms for all. We urge everyone to join this fight for the fundamentals of a truly democratic society, from the right to vote to the right to use all communications tools without fear of retaliation or interference from government or dominant corporate giants.

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