March 8, 2022

The Slack Groups Every Black And Latinx Founder Needs To Join

What are the best Slack communities for Black tech professionals? With so many out there, it’s hard to decide which ones are right for you. So We’ve compiled a list that you should check out.

Below is a list of 17 thriving hubs of discussion, collaboration, and innovation spanning virtually all technical specialisms. As a tech journalist getting involved in these Slack communities has helped me learn a lot in a short space of time. 

Cleveland Tech

The Slack community for North East Ohio’s diverse tech community. Developers, designers and tech people of all stripes welcome.

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Venturi’s Voice

Platform for senior techies to network & share thoughts on trending topics. The community was built off the back of the successful.

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JavaScript library for real-time web applications.

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Black Men in Tech

Founded by Wayne Sutton, this group focuses on building a community for Black men who work in technology. It has more than 400 members. Given the founder’s expertise in entrepreneurship, a lot of the discussions are around starting and running technology companies. Wayne also has regular Ask Me Anything (AMA) events with tech-heavyweights like Tristan Walker.

You can join the Black Men in Tech Slack group here.


Front-end development community-based in London.

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Blacks in Technology

Greg Greenlee created this Slack group as a companion community for his Blacks in Technology (BiT) site. There are over 600 members in the BiT Slack group, and the discussions are usually deeply technical.

You can join the BiT Slack group here.

The Joy of Black Tech Communities

I’m happy to have so many communities for Black professionals, especially in the tech space. I have found them to be great places to have conversations about the issues and perspectives of the Black experience in technology.

Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.