“… Forget Silicon Valley … “

The words in quotes (above) were voiced in various tweets and retweets that were posted during Black Tech Week 2016 in Miami. They succinctly express a notion that I first posted on my TECH-Levers blog in January 2015, “Black America Needs more Oaklands,” and again in May 2015, “Diversity in Tech — Silicon Valley vs. the rest of the U.S.

The present note provides links to a small, but growing number of brief descriptions that I have written about U.S. urban areas since then, areas that, in my opinion, already are or are in the process of becoming major centers for Blacks in technology. I will update these descriptions from time to time and, hopefully, will add more sketches as more centers emerge: