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Wisdom is an audio-first social discovery app fostering deeper connections and lasting friendships between like-minded users. Founded by British computer science graduate Dayo Akinrinade, Wisdom leverages advanced AI with the power of social audio to make the world a little wiser. “Wisdom offers women a safe space to converse about topics that matter to them, such as women’s rights, domestic violence, leadership, and wellness,” Akinrinade told Apple.  “Our users who don’t identify as women consider themselves allies, and provide support by participating in the conversations or simply listening.” On Wisdom, users

Sashi Entertainment Network (Sashi) is the new streaming platform that’s set to become the go-to destination for Caribbean-focused content. Launching in over 177 countries, including the US and Canada, the mobile and television streaming platform aims to keep the diaspora connected to the pulse of the Caribbean. Sashi is the latest offering from Sashi Entertainment, the multimedia company behind the Sashi Experience which has hosted some of the biggest names in music since 1999, including Usher, Missy Elliot, and Super Cat. Now, with the launch of Sashi, the multimedia company

The London Games Festival has returned for its eighth year and will run from March 29 to April 9, 2023. A flagship feature of the festival is the Ensemble showcase of the UK’s top video gaming talent. Black, Asian, and underrepresented ethnic backgrounds. Led by Games London and supported by PlayStation and the Mayor of London, Ensemble spotlights and showcases influential and up-and-coming names in gaming, promoting diversity, advocating for new voices, and changing perceptions in the industry. Ensemble curator Sharna Jackson said: “I’m delighted to be once again curating

Software engineering is the best job in the US, according to the US News & World Report’s list of the 100 best jobs. But with layoff announcements showing little sign of slowing – it can be hard for those working in the industry to know where they stand. Hired’s annual report on the state of software engineers in the tech industry aims to cut through the noise and reveal the facts about the job market for software engineers. “It’s been a challenging time for the tech industry,” writes Hired CEO Josh Brenner. “Despite

US-based non-profit organization Geekz Ventures has announced the 10 Black and Latine-led startups selected for its inaugural pre-accelerator program. The 10-week virtual program welcomes startup founders in any industry, but the focus is on Media, Connectivity, Entertainment, and Mobile Technology. The program, which kicks off in March 2023, offers Black and Latine founders business training, community, and coaching to refine their startup ideas and attract their first paying customers. Participants receive an equity-free grant and follow-up funding opportunities. World-class mentors The program offers access to world-class mentors and coaches, including

This article was first published by Jawara Gordon on Medium. “Congratulations to the Trailblazers!” she said as we received our certificates. Standing in a room full of supporters my cohort and I celebrated a tremendous victory. We completed a grueling, six-month-long, software engineering bootcamp which tested us in every way imaginable. We were the survivors, the lucky ones who made it to the finish line. As the lights faded and we said our goodbyes, I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen next. Having gone from almost zero coding experience

Actor Jesse Williams and conceptual artist Glenn Kaino have teamed up to create Homeschooled, a new trivia app on Black culture and history. The app, which aims to make learning fun again, features trivia questions in over 50 categories and can be played alone or with friends and family. Trivia questions cover topics like pop culture, history, science, music, geography, and art, with category names like “Growing Up Black,” “Kicks” and “Street Fashion.” There is even a Grey’s Anatomy section with science-related questions, which is a nod to Williams’ role

This article was first published by Thosyn Pax on Medium. The tech industry is known for its fast-paced environment, constant innovation, and high demand for skilled professionals. Building a professional network in this industry is important for career growth and development. Whether you are just starting out in the tech industry or looking to advance your career, networking can help you build relationships, gain new insights, and open up new opportunities. Where I come from, achieving one’s long-term goals, let alone reaching the top, requires strong connections. It has always

This article was first published by Jason Yip on Medium. On 29 Nov 2022, I learned I was being laid off by Spotify, official termination date 31 Dec 2022. This is a rough summary of my job search experience. I started looking the moment I got the same day “urgent” calendar invite on 29 Nov and had set my LinkedIn status to “Open to Work” on 30 Nov. At least 35 positions contacted me first. 25 led to at least an initial chat. The remaining 10 went nowhere after initial contact.

Two Black high school students say they have solved a mathematical mystery that some claim has eluded mathematicians for over 2,000 years. Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson, both students at St. Mary’s Academy, presented their new proof for the Pythagorean theorem at the American Mathematical Society’s Annual Southeastern Conference in Georgia on March 18. The Pythagorean theorem is a fundamental theorem in trigonometry that describes the relationship between the three sides of a right-angled triangle. It is expressed with the formula a² + b² = c². The theorem holds true

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