Black History Month Spotlight – Lora Williams’ heart for helping others is impacting the Hays County, Texas, community

Black History Month is a time to pause and celebrate the achievements of African Americans. When I sat down to look for a strong, impactful, and inspirational African American woman to spotlight in my blog, the choices were abundant. I found women in technology, medicine, engineering, public policy, and many more who are all breaking down walls and shattering glass …

Celebrating the role of Black churches in bridging the Digital Divide

Louisville, Kentucky (February 15, 2022) – February is Black History Month, and like many other nonprofits across the country, Connected Nation (CN) is seizing the opportunity to draw attention to the contributions of members of the Black community that are all too often overlooked. For CN, team members have focused on celebrating Black history makers who have contributed to technology …

Celebrating Black History Month: Meet the African American tech leaders who are working to close the Digital Divide for minorities in America

Nashville, TN (February 4, 2022) – To kick off Black History Month, Connected Nation wants to recognize two African American technology leaders and entrepreneurs who have made it their mission to connect minority communities across the country. The Digital Divide has been an issue for many Americans since the early days of the internet, and that’s been especially true in …

From the president’s helicopter to fighter jets—meet the black woman behind some top-secret tech programs

Bowling Green, KY (February 24, 2020) – Connected Nation is taking the time to honor Black History Month by talking with those in the black community who are creating a positive impact in innovating in the world of technology. On the latest episode of the Connected Nation podcast, Jessica Denson, Director of Communications, talked with Sabrina Morton. They discussed Morton’s …

Today’s homework gap means long-term challenges for African American students

Bowling Green, KY (February 22, 2021) – We at Connected Nation know how transformative broadband can be for Americans – we see it every day as we explore the business, educational, and economic benefits that broadband brings to our homes. Seeing this amazing potential makes it all the more difficult to grapple with the realization that some Americans are less likely …

DATA: African Americans are less likely to have broadband at home

Honoring Black History Month By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, (February 15, 2021) – This month, Connected Nation, like many groups and individuals around the country, is taking time to mark Black History Month. It is a time to not only celebrate Black history makers but also to examine critical issues that impact African American communities. Connected Nation’s …

Giving voice: social media usage in the black community

Honoring Black History Month by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation This February, Connected Nation, like many groups and individuals around the country, is taking time to mark Black History Month. It is important to remember that it is not only a time to celebrate and lift up Black history makers but also an opportunity to share stories and points-of-view that …

African American History-Maker in Technology: Kathryn Finney

Celebrating Black History Month Bowling Green, Ky (February 11, 2021) – To honor Black History Month, Connected Nation is paying tribute to some of the most influential African American innovators in technology. Kathryn Finney is a female tech entrepreneur known as the “Fairy Godmother of Tech Start-ups.” She works to empower not only women, but women of color looking to emerge …

Building Equal Experiences

Celebrating Black History Month Bowling Green, KY (February 3, 2021) – Technology is causing the world to change daily. Because of this, many black communities are falling behind due to inadequate resources, funds and programs that would maximize the usage of modern information technology. Technology and its access are crucial to enhancing personal growth and learning. Technology provides differentiation in …