Apple unveils first projects as part of $100M Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

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Apple will help launch a global innovation and learning hub for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, the company announced Wednesday. The Propel Center will offer support to students and faculty at HBCUs through virtual platforms, a physical campus at Atlanta University Center and on-campus activities. Apple will contribute $25 million toward the center, which will offer educational tracks such as AI and machine learning, app development and augmented reality. "We are all accountable to the urgent work of building a more just, more equitable world -- and these new projects send a clear signal of Apple's enduring commitment," said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a statement. YouTube ban:Google blocks new uploads to Donald Trump's channel after Capitol riots Apple also plans to open the first U.S. developer academy in Detroit.