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On June 10, 2024, Kai Cenat made Twitch history by breaking the platform’s North American viewership record during a stream featuring Kevin Hart and Druski.  The trio’s collaboration brought in 712,600 peak concurrent viewers, surpassing the previous record set by Ninja’s Fortnite stream with Drake in 2018, which had 644,800 concurrent viewers. LeBron James Surprise Appearance The stream gained even more attention when NBA superstar LeBron James made a surprise FaceTime call with Kevin Hart.  This unexpected appearance generated viral moments that quickly spread across social media, adding to the

internXL has announced a partnership with FYI (Focus Your Ideas), an AI-powered productivity app for creatives co-founded by and tech founder Sunil Reddy. The partnership aims to connect college talent, particularly from underrepresented communities, with career opportunities in the AI and prompt engineering industry. internXL and FYI Collaborate An initiative of Robert F. Smith’s Fund II Foundation, internXL is an AI-driven platform that matches top employers with skilled entry-level candidates. The platform’s s AI-generated recommendations consider the educational background, career aspirations, cognitive abilities, learning style, and personality to ensure a fair evaluation.

Social media influencers with darker skin tones and curlier hair textures earn substantially less than their counterparts, according to research from SevenSix Agency, a UK-based talent-management firm. Influencer Pay Gap: The Impact Of Skin Tone And Hair Type The report, published on June 4, surveyed 300 influencers of varying ethnic backgrounds, including Arab, Black, East Asian, Latinx, South Asian, and Southeast Asian, alongside their white counterparts.  The findings show that influencers with a “deep dark” skin tone earn 44.63% less than those with a “light skin” tone.  This pay gap

Brand new Techish! In this episode, host Michael Berhane is joined by TechCrunch reporter Dominic-Madori Davis to break down: HBO’s Movie Pass, Movie Crash (0:35) Will Smith was never cancelled (7:05) Edward Blum’s anti-DEI lawsuit against Fearless Fund (10:50) Listen on Spotify or Apple podcast also. Watch On YouTube Extra Reading & Resources Fearless Fund: Appeals Court Rules Against Grants For Black Women [POCIT] Conservative Activists Behind Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Decision Sues VC Fund For WOC [POCIT]  Pre-Seed Round Investing For Black Founders. [Michael Berhane] Plus you can connect with Dom on social media

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has joined the board of SpreeAI, a new startup seeking to transform the shopping experience with AI. Founded and led by John Imah, SpreeAI lets each shopper become a model through its photorealistic try-on tool. SpreeAI SpreeAI allows shoppers to upload a single photo of themselves to see a photorealistic version of trying on outfits, with their size reportedly detected at a 99% accuracy rate. The product integrates into new and existing websites or mobile apps, offering retailers a hassle-free way to elevate user interaction and supercharge

Social media platform X, formerly Twitter, has been running ads on the search results for least 20 racist and antisemitic hashtags, according to a review by NBC News. The ad placements allowed X to monetize the hateful content more than 18 months after Elon Musk said that he would demonetize such posts on the platform. X Runs Racist Ads NBC News found the advertisements by searching several hashtags used to promote racism and antisemitism and by searching X accounts known for racial or religious hatred. The hashtags found varied from #whitepride

Food critic and TikToker Keith Lee, also known as “The People’s Champ,” has partnered with Microsoft to amplify Black restaurants further. Lee’s viral food reviews continue to highlight Black and African-American-owned restaurants, and he uses his platform to connect with worldwide food lovers. Striving to place community at the center of his partnership, he is teaming up with Microsoft to help restaurants future proof their businesses with their AI-powered tool Copilot. Lee Partners With Microsoft Lee has partnered with Microsoft to provide restaurateurs with AI tools to help their businesses

Global stock media platform pocstock has joined forces with Canva to bring diverse and inclusive visual content to the visual communication platform. pocstock pocstock is a global stock media platform that focuses on people of color. It is on a mission to change the way the world sees Black, Asian, Hispanic, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and differently-abled people of color. Founded by Steve Jones and DeSean Brown, pocstock aims to help people of color change how they see themselves by ensuring everyone everywhere has access to positive, beautiful and authentic images of

For Us By Us Studios has announced a $450 million 30-picture deal with Pantheum Studios, a subsidiary of multinational investment management firm Euldora Financial. The three-year collaboration aims to bring diverse voices and perspectives to the forefront of the film industry, pushing creative boundaries and inspiring audiences worldwide. Championing Diversity And Innovation The partnership brings together several industry leaders, including J. Alexander Martin (co-founder of FUBU and CEO of For Us By Us Studios), Roberto “Rush” Evans (co-CEO of For Us By Us Studios), and John Askew (President of For

Brand new Techish! In this mini episode, hosts Michael and Abadesi talk all things money! • How to be a savvy saver• Why investing matters• Financial red flags, and more! Listen on Spotify or Apple podcast also. Watch On YouTube Extra reading: I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi [Amazon] Unshakeable: Your Guide to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins [Amazon] The Money Ladder: A 3-step guide to make and grow your wealth by Franklin Asante aka @urbanfinancier (UK-centric) [Amazon] Disclaimer: The information provided in this podcast episode represents the personal opinions

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