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My conversation with Ben Jealous about creating more diversity in the tech industry

Jealous served as the youngest-ever national leader of the NAACP and earned accolades for reviving the organization by Forbes magazine, Time magazine, The Nonprofit Times,

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Benjamin Todd Jealous is an American political and civic leader and former president and chief executive officer of the NAACP. He is currently a partner at Kapor Capital and Board Chairman of the Southern Elections Fund.

About Benjamin Todd Jealous

Jealous served as the youngest-ever national leader of the NAACP and earned accolades for reviving the organization by Forbes magazine, Time magazine, The Nonprofit Times, and others. In 2013, Jealous was named a Young Global Leader by the Davos World Economic Forum. The Washington Post in 2013 described him as “one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights leaders.”

In 2014 Jealous became a senior partner at Kapor Capital, an Oakland-based firm that leverages the tech sector to create progressive social change. He also joined the Center for American Progress as a senior fellow.

Jealous’ new book Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding features personal essays from prominent figures in the black community. A national bestseller Reach is required reading for freshmen at Morehouse College this fall.

Michael Bailey is the founder of The MinorityEye and serves as the Chief-Curator of Information. He leads the editorial staff and works as a multimedia journalist who specializes in producing news stories and personal profiles that highlight the cultural, social, economic, and political experiences of minorities living in South Carolina and beyond. His extensive media, business, and political background has made him a well-respected voice and an often sought-after commentator on issues impacting people of color.

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