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Kalimah Priforce
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Obama and The White House praise Qeyno’s MBKHack — My Brother’s Keeper HackathonQeyno Fellow, 18-year-old Elijah Butterfield with Trailblazers (youth participants) as they collect votes towards their teams. [photo credit: Johnathon Henninger]Since wrapping up our second My Brother’s Keeper hackathon, the first for our home city, Oakland (CA), Team Qeyno has been activating the rest of our first quarter hackathon season taking place in Atlanta (GA...
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Kalimah Priforce teaches minority kids they can be creators, not just consumers of tech.
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I recently had the opportunity to explore a new program launched by a colleague of mine in the social impact space that was done in the name of "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. However, when I navigated my mouse cursor to the website section detailing her ...
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Nice post! I will make an effort to hack through under-representation!
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When President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative in 2014, he said he hoped it would help boys and young men of color find success. Here in
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MSNBC.com follows promising teen Zachary Dorcinville through an inspiring weekend of “apps not raps” at the My Brother’s Keeper #YesWeCode Hackathon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. #MBKHack

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Education
  • University of Oxford
  • Medgar Evers College
  • Central State University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Foreigners University of Perugia
  • City University of New York
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凤悟空 (Feng Wu Kong - phoenix awakened to emptiness), Li or Li-San, Kal L
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Headmaster and CEO at Qeyno Labs | White House Champion of Change | 2013 EG Fellow | Boddhisattva Educator
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A child’s future should never be dictated by their zip code but is influenced by who and what they are exposed to.

At eight years old, Kalimah Priforce held a successful hunger strike against his Brooklyn group home to add more books to its library, which drew the attention of a community of Buddhist monks and nuns who privately tutored him until the age of 14.

He left both the group home and the Buddhist order as a lost teenager, but in Harlem, NY, legendary educator Dr. Lorraine Monroe discovered and mentored his potential to be a leader and social innovator. By 16, Kalimah started his first computer tech company that primarily served low-income neighborhoods and the elderly. In October of 2000, his younger brother was shot and killed behind their childhood elementary school, inspiring Kalimah to form a lifelong commitment to transforming children's lives towards mindfulness of their path and purpose.

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Kalimah Priforce is making "hackathon" a household word in every community as Headmaster and CEO of Qeyno Labs - a leader in harnessing the STEM interests of high potential youth from low-opportunity settings through high profile, mindfully inclusive hackathons that teach entrepreneurship, rapid prototype engineering, and design thinking. From providing Oakland with its first Startup Weekend to launching hackathons for Prince, Essence, and the White House's "My Brothers Keeper", hackathons powered by Qeyno are bringing tomorrow's talent into today's tech and revolutionizing education innovation for an economy that truly lives up to Dr. King's dream.

He has been featured on the cover of USA Today, MSNBC, Essence Magazine, Dreamforce, KQED, NPR, PBS Newshour, Black Enterprise, CNN, Time.com, and was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change.  Kalimah is a 2013 Echoing Green fellow, a 2014 StartingBloc Fellow, a College Board Professional Fellow, Yes We Code's first tech inclusion fellow, and a Hive Global Leader.

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Headmaster & CEO, Qeyno Labs
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    Headmaster & CEO, 2010 - present
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