September 21, 2020 | In News

THE CODE TO SUCCESS

As the Black Lives Matter movement spread across different industries this year, 5,874 scientists around the world signed an online pledge in support of #ShutDownSTEM. The one-day strike in June was a call to action against anti-Black racism in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. &

September 1, 2020 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF PROVIDING BLACK BOYS (8-17) WITH FREE COMPUTER SCIENCE AND CODING KNOWLEDGE

Since 2015, more than 1,500 Black boys have participated in coding workshops, hackathons, after-school programs, and summer technology camps through Black Boys Code. (more…)

June 19, 2020 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE GAINS MOMENTUM IN OTTAWA

A recently formed local chapter of an organization that aims to inspire young Black boys to become digital creators and technological innovators through coding workshops is rapidly gaining popularity in the nation’s capital. (more…)

March 16, 2020 | In News

EMPOWER MALE YOUTH THROUGH CODING

Can we intellectually, socially, and politically empower boys and young men by simply teaching them how to code? The simple answer is: YES. (more…)

March 16, 2020 | In News

STRENGTHENING THE FUTURE OF BLACK YOUTH: BLACK BOYS CODE

There’s no doubt that technology has infiltrated our everyday lives. From our cars, to refrigerators, to the latest TVs, phones, apps, and so much more. It’s hard to think of a personal or household device that doesn’t require technology to function. (more…)

December 16, 2019 | In News

NGO’S NEW OTTAWA CHAPTER TEACHES KIDS THE CODE TO SUCCESS

“Angle bracket, exclamation point, doctype, HTML, angle bracket.” In a classroom at Carleton University, 11-year-old Abdeck Ahmed read aloud the elements from a block of text on his laptop. On this Saturday in November, the room was filled by nearly 20 children under the age of 12.  

September 15, 2019 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE SE DEVELOPPE A TRAVERS LE CANADA AVEC 11 SECTIONS

Septembre 2019 – Black Boys Code (BBC) est honoré d’être nommé bénéficiaire du financement de CanCode par le gouvernement canadien plus tôt ce mois-ci. Black Boys Code est une start-up technologique qui introduit les jeunes garçons noirs aux disciplines STEM avec un accent sur l’informa

September 15, 2019 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE GROWING TO 11 CHAPTERS ACROSS CANADA

September 2019 – Black Boys Code (BBC) is honoured to be named a CanCode funding recipient by the Canadian Government earlier this month. Black Boys Code is a technology start-up that introduces young Black boys to the STEM disciplines with a focus on computer science. (more…)

September 14, 2019 | In News

INTRODUCING BLACK BOYS CODE ACADEMY

Black Boys Code is pleased to announce to launch of our new Learning Management System, Black Boys Code Academy, intended to further enhance the learning experience of the boys in our programs.  (more…)

April 8, 2019 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE CLOSING RACIAL DIVIDE IN STEM

Black Boys Code, a national organization that introduces young black boys to coding, is making major strides towards closing the racial divide in the computer science field. (more…)

March 15, 2019 | In News

THE POOR REPRESENTATION OF BLACK CANADIANS IN TECH IS LACKING ATTENTION

Written by: Giovanni HoSang, SFU Student I have been in the Bachelors of Science in computing science at SFU since transferring here from Jamaica’s University of the West Indies in 2015. In that time, the culture shock I’ve experienced has been massive. (more…)

October 15, 2017 | In News

NEW ONTARIO FUNDING WILL HELP BLACK YOUTH INTERESTED IN STEM, FINANCE CAREERS

Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services says the move will help fight the under representation of young Black people in fields such as in finance, business and engineering. (more…)

May 23, 2017 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE’ AIMS TO CHANGE FACE OF TECH WORLD

Bryan Johnson is used to standing out for more than just his skills and work ethic. Johnson, who spent 20 years working in technology at UPS and later Aeroplan, recalls a trip to the UPS head office in Atlanta, Georgia, where a third of the population identifies as black or African American.