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From Memes, gifs, dances that go viral, and tweets—Black innovation and creativity have a significant impact on pop culture and mainstream trends. It’s Black creativity that sets cultural trends yet our innovation is constantly exploited. Earlier this month, Black Tiktokers went on strike refusing to make new dance content as their dances were ripped off and copied without recognition or compensation for their creativity.  Can NFTs be the tech that enables the Black community to receive appropriate financial compensation for the work they create? This article will showcase how some Black

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss the story of Maxwell Chimedza who used his cellphone and WhatsApp to start a tutoring academy for his sudents in Zimbabwe during the pandemic. (16:50) They also break down: Black TikTokers on strike (0:50) White privilege, raising capital, and starting companies in Africa (8:50) Facebook hits a trillion and tech monopolies  (21:50)  Charles D. King talks privilege in film and challenging conventional narratives   (29:08) Sponsors Get your ticket for Inbound 2021! Speakers include Oprah Winfrey, Tristan Walker and more! Register for

Flatiron Health is hiring! Changing careers is never easy. When Richard Chounoune left a six-figure income to pursue a career in tech as a software engineer, he initially had a hard time adjusting to his new industry.  Today, Richard works at Flatiron Health, a healthtech company, as a recently promoted software engineer. Here he shares his experiences as a young immigrant from Haiti who felt stuck at a dead-end job and mustered the courage to pursue a passion for programming. From Selling Cars to Software Development Richard arrived in the

Ivan Beckley is a student doctor, host of The Bias Diagnosis, and co-founder and CEO at Suvera, a digital service helping clinicians follow up their patients virtually. Earlier this month, Google announced that Suvera was one of 30 Black-led startups selected for their $2 million (£1.5 million) European Black Founders Fund. I caught up with Ivan a few days after he sat his medical school final exams and asked him where it all began. “I became interested in the startup scene around the time I started medical school, I would

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss an interesting development in the NFT space. Jay Z is suing Damon Dash over his attempted sale of ‘Reasonable Doubt’ as an NFT. Are we looking at NFT wars being a thing in the future? (19:35) They also break down: T-Pain talks about mental health, autotune, and Usher comments (0:11) Lina Khan, the new chair of FTC, reviews Amazon proposed deal to buy MGM (5:18) The new wave of consumer investing and meme stocks (12:40) Airbnb’s ‘Smart Pricing’ algorithm fail and a convo

We’ve rounded up a list of software and apps launched by Black entrepreneurs, all of which will help you improve your business, career, and personal life—all while supporting Black-owned companies. Read on to find apps that will help you build diverse teams, monetize your social media, discover other Black-owned businesses, or elevate your tech career. Support Black entrepreneurs while elevating your business and career with tech products that are Black-owned. Apps and Software to Improve Your Business and Career Organise your calendar and schedule with Calendly Calendly the modern scheduling

Their stories are inspiring. Meet 9 young and talented entrepreneurs who are committed to solving problems within their communities. They have launched and built businesses from the ground up before 30; these founders are leaving incredible contributions to the tech world. We wanted to highlight stories of a few young African entrepreneurs making a big impact in their communities and across their continent. Jean Bosco Nzeyimana, Rwanda Founder: Habona Jean Bosco Nzeyimana was named one of Forbes 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2017. At the age of

In the fall of 2020, I reached an almost five-year milestone by publishing my app, The Green Book Project, to the Apple App Store. The Green Book Project is a mobile app that helps folks from marginalized communities find inclusive businesses and avoid discrimination. It allows users to utilize a platform of crowdsourced reviews to identify safe locations, as well as places to steer clear from. Getting this app published was one of the proudest moments of my life. However, creating a mobile app is a massive undertaking that involves hours

Elise Smith is leading the way in developing more conscious leaders in the workplace. She is the co-founder of Praxis Labs, a company that has created a virtual-reality-based platform that allows users to take on identities of different racial and gender backgrounds.  Their mission, to help employees and leaders to change their perspectives over time by virtually stepping into the shoes of others. Elise joins the small list of Black women in the U.S to have raised more than $1 million for a venture-backed business.  We had the pleasure of

You’ve likely noticed by now that the world has finally decided to amplify a long, on-going conversation about racism — at least for the moment. In the US, underpinning the headlines about policing and excessive use of force on Black and Brown bodies is the conversation about how systemic power disparities affect the Black community. As a Black, gay man from the South, I live this conversation. As a Black designer, I see my lived experience reflected in the perpetuation and preservation of white supremacy across the design field, both

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