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Hack. Diversity’s mission is to shake up the industry, and after receiving a $500,000 grant from The Barr Foundation, they are on the road to achieving this goal. The Barr Foundation’s program expansion According to reports, non-profit organization Hack. Diversity was awarded a two-year $500,000 grant from the Barr Foundation.  The grant is a part of the organization’s initiative to advance racial wealth equity and its partnership with Hack. Diversity is a testament to that.  The grant will allow Hack. Diversity to expand their program impact and remove the hurdles

Black-owned AI entertainment company tap. is on a mission to change the entertainment business for good.  The pre-seed funding round  The funding round aims to enhance tap.’s products by introducing more efficient ways for people to come together and connect.  In collaboration with productions such as Marvel DC, HBO, and Disney, tap.’s primary goal is to deploy the right machine-learning technology to enhance users’ experiences.  “We are excited to grow out network of support around the tap. app through the latest funding round, which will enable us to execute our strategic company

Black Girls In Tech (BGIT) has partnered with Motorway, the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace, to promote tech diversity and inclusivity.  BGIT is a community for Black women to share their experiences and resources for thriving in the white, male-dominated tech industry. Co-founders Karen Emelu and Valerie Oyiki previously told POCIT that BGIT began as a group chat. Today, BGIT is an international organization providing a community, resources, and opportunities to Black women in tech. Bootcamp to Hiring Pipeline Motorway will be sponsoring BGIT’s first cohort of their free frontend development bootcamp. The bootcamp will run from

A lack of inclusive and welcoming work environments is contributing to poor retention rates among young diverse tech workers, finds a new report by Wiley Edge. In a survey of 2,000 18 to 24-year-old UK tech workers, only 1 in 5 said they liked their company’s culture. Another 1 in 5 felt welcomed by their colleagues. Black respondents were the least—and white respondents the most—likely to say they liked and felt welcome in their company’s culture. When asked why they had ever left or wanted to leave a tech role,

What a year! Many of you who have been following our tech coverage closely have embarked on a journey that has been both stimulating and inspiring. Over the past year, we’ve ventured into a world of immersive technology that has seen a popular AI platform takeover of the internet and new life formed on the metaverse. It is hard to predict what 2023 has in store for the world of technology, but it is bound to be a rollercoaster – so get strapped in!  To commemorate the end of this

If you don’t know Nelly Cheboi yet, now is the time to start doing your research.  Nelly Cheboi, the founder of Kenyan recycling company, TechLit Africa, has been named CNN’s Hero Of The Year for her revolutionary work across Africa.  Who is Nelly Cheboi? Nelly Cheboi, who grew up in a poor rural village in Kenya, redistributes recycled technology to rebuild computer labs in African schools.  At a very young age, Cheboi was exposed to the struggles of poverty. Yet, despite having no computer access, Cheboi landed a scholarship to study computer

It’s 2022. Why are people still renting out slave cabins?  In a long overdue statement, Airbnb has announced they will no longer allow people to list or rent properties previously used to house enslaved people. Airbnb’s “1830 Slave Cabin” According to BuzzFeed News, Airbnb came under fire earlier in July for listing an “1830s slave cabin” on their website. Five months later, the company will finally remove all slavery-related listings from its website. The vacation rental site has stated that any listing of a plantation residence that “existed during the time

Black entrepreneur, Brandon Nicholson, is determined to make the journey to success as easy as possible for Black youth.  Brandon Nicholson’s journey to launching The Hidden Genius Project  Founder of The Hidden Genius Project, Brandon Nicolson, is an advocate for the success of young Black boys. The Oakland-born native discovered his passion for achieving Black equity after graduating and has since worked to make this possible ever since. In a recent interview, Nicholson explained that he felt compelled to launch the initiative after realizing the lack of access to opportunities Black

American cloud-based software company, Braze, has announced that they will be accepting applications to their Founders Program at the start of 2023.  What is Braze’s Black Founders Program? Braze’s Black Founders program, which the company first launched in 2020, has made excelling simpler for Black founders. Since launching in 2020, the platform has provided 22 companies free access to its comprehensive customer engagement platform. Fast forward to today, more than 20 Black-owned startups are participating in the program and have greatly benefited from the platform’s technology.  To build on the success of

Sheryl E. Ponds is working to ensure Black people are not left behind as the world moves towards electric vehicles. She is the entrepreneur behind Black-owned startup Dai Technologies Corp, which designs and builds electric vehicle charging stations. Electric Vehicle Charging Deserts DaiTechCorp describes itself as an ‘EV Adoption expert’ working to bring electric vehicles into the Black community.  After successfully building electric vehicle charging stations, Ponds realized that many of her clientele were affluent and white, so she decided to rebuild her business model to reach the Black community.  According to reports, about 2%

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