Blair grew up in a middle-class neighborhood on Kalamazoo's West Side. In his Junior year at Kalamazoo Central High School, Ed formed the hip-hop group Da Heartthrob with friends. Many of Ed's earliest performances took place at The Strutt in Kalamazoo. At Maple Street Magnet School, some of his teachers ridiculed his aspirations to become a musician but a teacher by the name of Rasaan Hawkins encouraged Ed to make music his focus in a class he taught called hip-hop hits in which Bl
Greetings, I am the president and founder of DiverseTech, an effort aiming to increase diversity within the high-tech industry through collaborations with industry leaders, experts and key organizations within the field.
DiverseTech grew out of a troubling reality: that Google and other Silicon Valley companies have a terrible record when it comes to hiring African Americans, Hispanics and women. Instead, companies like Google have become segregated enclaves that are largely white, male and Asia
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