Black Net Action

B and I have been busy lately, so that’s why it’s been kind of slow around here. Brandon is at Yearly Kos representin’ well. I attended a very interesting Blogger meetup here in Seattle courtesy of KOMO-TV (Seattle’s ABC affiliate). There has also been some stuff happening behind the scenes. For nearly a year, B and I have wanted to organize & connect with Black bloggers to make some impact on the offline world. We had several ideas, but none of them really stuck to the wall. That has changed now.

black net action is an effort to create a virtual meeting of the minds in the Black blogosphere. Inspired by the work we and others did with the whole CBCI/Fox fiasco, we are going to build on those relationships to create more positive change. We will definitely keep everyone abreast as the plans for the group form more concretely. Understand that it is because of you who read The SuperSpade that we have been blessed to grow to the level we have, and form the relationships we’ve formed with you and other bloggers with similar interests. I speak for myself, B, and Steve when I say: Thank You.

One Love. One II.

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About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at MoveOn.org. I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

2 responses to “Black Net Action”

  1. Bronze Trinity says :

    There’s something wrong with your blog. The left side of it is cut off so its hard to read. Nice to meet you though and I will check out Black Net Action šŸ™‚

  2. regi at editmouse says :

    i want to let you cats know that you are a breath of fresh air. a wonderous departure from the “aol black voices” style of media coverage.

    i’m looking forward to bloggin’ with you cats, and beyond.

    reg

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