Financial Aid Insight

Boating on Lake Michigan

For those who took the summer off to rest, this is a good time to start counting your money for the upcoming fall semester..."How Colleges REALLY Give Out Financial Aid" was an intriguing title, to say the least!


Black Tech Mecca Report

I recently got an e-mail from the Chicagoland Black Tech Mecca. This is a group of Chicagoans who love tech, and have built a network to keep those interested abreast of what's happening in this area. They've released a comprehensive report on the state of Black Tech in this city. It's really worth taking the … Continue reading Black Tech Mecca Report

Coding in Chicago

Chicago is acknowledged as one of the best cities to learn coding and actually find a position afterwards.

Super Soaker Inventor Lonnie Johnson Saluted by GOOD BLACK NEWS

This article is from GOOD BLACK NEWS, June 5, 2017.

The Security Plugin Company’s Advice

This is from Wordfence. They are a security plugin company for WordPress.  

Where’s My M.A.P. Grant? Answered!

UPDATE - Fall Semester, 2017 - Last year, all students who were eligible for M.A.P. Grants were disappointed as Springfield continued it's disrespect of the citizens who attend college. However, this year when they finally agreed on a budget in early July, that $$ automatically kicked out to the students who qualified - two semesters' … Continue reading Where’s My M.A.P. Grant? Answered!

Students Need to Know

Make Peace With the World - Author Unknown, Oct. 2016

Photo Credits: Make Peace With the World - Author Unknown, Oct. 2016 If you are one of thousands of Illinois students who depend on the MAP Grant as part of the funds to make up your tuition, you need to read this. On October 11, 2016, it was announced that first-time submissions [by your institution] can … Continue reading Students Need to Know

Improving Your Blog Posts

A rolled-up mooring line, waiting for his tourist boat to return. Aug. 2016. (c) 2016, JSB*Art. All Rights Reserved.

There's an interesting article from Zerys, a site that provides content management services...

Google Search Console

Learning Android Studio @DIY Workshop, 2014. Credits: The DIY Photographer.

For the new generation, Google is ubiquitous to the Internet. For those of us who remember when they started, however, watching their nimble moves to touch and master everything tech is fascinating

Tech History Worth Reading

Technology pioneers come in all shades. Meet game designer Ed Smith.