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Why were 600,000 high-paying tech jobs unfilled in 2015 in the United States alone, or is the better question: Is technology developing faster than humans can learn to handle it?According to the White House, by 2018, 51 percent of STEM jobs will be in computer science-related fields. However, the number of tech employees has not increased along with the number of jobs available. Why? The answer is simple: lack of relevant education. The White House maintains that just one quarter of K-12 schools offer high-quality computer science with programming and coding. In addition, in 2016, the PEW Research Center reported that only 17% of adults believed they were “digitally ready.”When we look at diversity, things only get worse. In 2015, 22 percent of students taking the AP Computer Science exam were girls while 13 percent were African-American or Latino. These statistics are not U.S. specific; in 2015, Australia reported that only 28 percent of ICT jobs were held by women.Coding has always been regarded as a mysterious field, something Derek Lo, co-founder of the new application “Py”, wants to change. Launched in 2016, the application offers interactive courses on everything from Python to iOS development. The “unique value proposition,” as Lo puts it, has been a revolutionary success. The fun-oriented application has so far resulted in over 100,000 downloads on both iTunes and Google Play.Most parents frown when kids use their phones at the dinner table, but what if the kids were learning to code over Sunday roast? “Ok, so maybe not the Sunday roast, but seriously, could a more accessible and fun coding application make all the difference?”The Global Search for Education is excited to welcome one of Py’s founders, Derek Lo, to discuss how Py’s revolutionary approach is literally making coding cool.

Source: The Global Search for Education: Hello Coding – When Did You Get So Cool?

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Legalized weed is going to give way to a whole bunch of insane innovations, just you wait.

Source: ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Adds Closed Captioning For People High On Legal Weed – Digg

Reports surfaced today claiming SoundCloud had “drastically reduced” the overall audio quality of songs posted to its platform from 128kbps (MP3) to 64kbps (Opus). While the bitrate was reportedly decreased, the newly utilized Opus codec has been touted by Opus developers as superior to MP3s at lower bitrates. When contacted for comment, a representative for SoundCloud called claims of decreased quality “inaccurate.” “SoundCloud has not altered its approach to audio quality,” they continued. “We have been using the Opus codec (among others) since 2016, and we regularly test different combinations of encoding and streaming to offer listeners a quality experience on any device.”

Source: SoundCloud Shoots Down Audio Quality Reduction Claims | Pitchfork

The Indonesian rapper is leaving Rich Chigga in 2017, and he drops a new song to mark the occasion.

Source: Rich Chigga Changes Name to Brian, Releases New Song “See Me”

StraightOfficial.com and The Hype Magazine Present “Hot Off The Press” Mixtape Series

The Hype Magazine and StraightOfficial.com an arm of the Fleet DJ coalition are set to present a monthly mixtape series entitled “Hot Off The Press.”  This recurring project will showcase new and upcoming artist, along with a curated playlist of the hottest songs in rotation on the radio that month.
Produced by the Fleet DJs, “Hot Off The Press” will feature in the “Music Lounge” section of The Hype Magazine and select artists will gain additional exposure via editorial coverage on their movement.
The Hype Magazine, founded in 2002 as a one-page community newsletter by CEO/Publisher Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson, rapidly gained control of the online space becoming the #1 Digital Magazine in the World with over 300k subscribers to its online portal and 250k in domestic and international print circulation via major retail stores like Barnes and Noble, Walgreens, CVS and more.
As a promotional source, The Hype Magazine online portal earns 9-15 million headline impressions monthly with its social media presence delivering millions more each month.
StraightOfficial.com is an arm of the Fleet DJs Coalition and a major repository of new music from across the globe. Fleet DJs Radio airs on its own branded network www.fleetdjradio.com
The Fleet DJs, founded by, Klassik, CEO is a premier coalition. The Fleet DJ’s began in Newark, New Jersey in 2001. The Fleet headquarters is located in Charlotte, NC. Klassik CEO comes from a family line of music, where his father now sits on the World Council of Zulu Nation so music runs through his veins and out to his Fleet family. Evolving from five to over 260 DJs worldwide, Fleet DJ’s has become the second largest DJ coalition in the world consisting of DJ’s, fleet artists, models, producers, and photographers.
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Atlanta’s Only FREE Hip Hop Music Festival Add’s AARP

Posted: September 25, 2017 by realjdobypr in News
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If you missed the 6th Annual Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival it brought thousands out to Woodruff Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The family friendly event featured performances by No Genre Recording Artist Scotty ATL, Supa Peach (Jermaine Dupri’s Rap Game), Colonel Loud, Eazy, Grand Hustle Recording Artist Yung Booke and many more on the main stage. There were also special guest appearances by Atlanta’s own TI, Trae da Truth, and award winning producer Mr. Hanky. There was a special tribute dedicated to Shawty Lo lead by DJ Scream of Hoodrich Entertainment.

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Cardi B ‘Bodak Yellow’ Dominates Pandora Over the Weekend

Posted: September 25, 2017 by realjdobypr in News

Pandora released its data on how Friday’s music releases are performing on Pandora, what’s coming up this Friday, and top spins for the week.

New releases included:

Fergie, Macklemore, Cardi B, Maggie Rogers, The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, 98 Degrees, French Montana & ALMA, DJ Snake and Young Thug, Afrojack, Kygo, Dierks Bentley, Jhené Aiko, Tory Lanez

There was a clear favorite this week– Cardi B was the #1 artist this week– over 105,000 Pandora listeners added her artist station, and “Bodak Yellow” was the top spinning song across all of Pandora!

According to today’s (Sept 25, 2017) RollingStone.com article by Daniel Kreps, Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ Lands Historic Number One on Hot 100 , the Love & Hip Hop‘ star becomes first solo female rapper since Lauryn Hill in 1998 to rule Hot 100.

Source: Cardi B ‘Bodak Yellow’ Dominates Pandora Over the Weekend – The Hype Magazine

Issa Rae was unabashed about who she was supporting at the 2017 Emmys.Variety asked the “Insecure” creator and star who she was rooting for at Sunday night’s awards and her response was perfect.“I’m rooting for everybody black,” she replied. “I am!”

Source: Issa Rae’s Unapologetic Support Of Black Stars At The Emmys Is A Mood | HuffPost

Take your body-shaming elsewhere. That’s the message South African plus-size model, blogger and photographer Lesego “Lee” Legobane had for a Twitter troll who attempted to make a joke using her image. On Tuesday, Twitter user Leyton Mokgerepi used a photo of Legobane in a meme comparing her to another bikini model. He attempted to disparage her, writing, “Girls that I like vs. Girls that like me.”

Source: This Curvy Model Had The Perfect Clapback For Body-Shaming Meme | HuffPost

On September 14th, more than 60 women members of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) gathered at Time Warner Center in New York for a day of networking, learning and reflection at ELC’s first-ever Regional Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF).

Source: Blog | Turner