According to the Pew Research Center, 83% of American adults own a cell phone and 42% of them identify their cell phone as a smartphone. These numbers say a lot about the trajectory of technology and social media usage. As a grassroots organizer working with diasporic communities, it is smart to pay attention to these trends since the Pew Research Center goes on to say smartphone use is highest among the affluent, well-educated, those under the age of 45 and people of color. Not only can smartphone Apps be a great tool to reach your desired audience, it can also be a wonderful way to raise funds and recruit volunteers. In this series, I explore useful Apps for community organizers, scholars, teachers, artists and students who have a particular interest in the African diaspora. If you have any suggestions for Apps I should feature, let me know in the comments!
If you are a lover of books and are searching for your next read, look no further. The Android and iPhone African-American Studies Books App has a collection of books by prominent African-American scholars and features authors such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Frederick Douglass. Gain knowledge of the culture and people of African descent throughout the diaspora’s literary, historical, political, religious and sociological legacy. Happy downloading!
by Alexis Hancock