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Nigerian filmmaker and artist Malik Afegbua is challenging the misconceptions around African beauty, especially within the older generation.    Artificial Intelligence has grown to become a trendy part of internet culture today. Despite being a controversial tech tool, one scroll through your internet feed will show you how many people are gearing toward an AI world.  Malik Afegbua’s fashion show which displayed photos of elegant old-fashioned seniors in the chicest African attire, took the internet by storm.  The series of images, called Fashion Show for Seniors, has garnered over 100,000

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

Are we leaving Twitter or not? That’s the question many Black Twitter users have been asking themselves for months now. The only problem is, where exactly will we be leaving to go?  What is Spill?  Enter: Spill. The social media app, designed by former Twitter employees, Alphonzo “Phonz” Terrell and DeVaris Brown, is slowly becoming the chosen alternative for many.  The pair who met on their first day working at Twitter made friends after noticing they were the only Black guys. Their friendship has since blossomed into a partnership that led

The rise of the ‘workfluencer’ has made it more acceptable for people to embrace the culture of oversharing online, especially at work. However, for many Black professionals, sharing too much about their job is risky.   The dangerous side of oversharing  Several nurses decided to jump on the TikTok “icks” trend by sharing their personal “icks” when dealing with maternity patients.  The most viral videos came from staff at Atlanta’s Emory Hospital, and the internet did not react well to their videos.  In many of the clips, the labor and delivery

To celebrate Computer Science Education week, Girls Who Code have launched a new video game, Girls Who Code Girls, tailored to turning users into creators by helping them code their characters. According to recent stats, 77% of video game developers are men meaning most female and non-binary characters are designed by men, which is why women are misrepresented. Black Girls Who Code hopes to change that with their new gaming experience.  Girls Who Code, founded by Reshma Saujani, is a non-profit organization committed to disrupting the imbalance in gaming by challenging the misogynistic culture that

Kickstarting the festive season, the latest interactive Google Doodle celebrates the life and accomplishments of self-taught engineer Gerald ‘Jerry’ Lawson, also known as ‘one of the fathers of modern gaming.’ Lawson, who passed away at 70, was one of the first prominent African American figures in the game industry. As chief hardware engineer for Fairchild Semiconductor, Lawson steered the development of the first home video gaming system with interchangeable game cartridges. Encouraged to experiment Lawson was born in Brooklyn in 1940. Encouraged by his parents to experiment, Lawson grew up

Dai Time is the definition of #BlackGirlMagic. The 16-year-old content creator with her own content company has recently bagged her show on Snapchat, where she interviews well-known celebrities from Shaquille O’Neal to Jada Pinkett Smith.  The Georgia-born entrepreneur discovered her passion for media and presenting at a very young age and followed in the footsteps of those before her to create her online entertainment platform, DT Entertainment, which highlights the impactful young people are doing worldwide.  After being selected to join Snapchat’s accelerator program, Dai Time has turned her passion into profit

According to a new Senate report, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are failing to moderate online extremists adequately. The report, released on Wednesday, called on federal law enforcement to reevaluate its response to the growing threat of terrorism and extremism.  The Senate has called out social media platforms for failing to stop the spread of violent and anti-government propaganda online, which has increased over recent years.  Harmful extremism circulating online  Recent incidents have led many to question the violent consequences of social media, which has seen more

Following the box-office success of Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Disney is donating $1 million to nonprofits providing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and arts education for young people from historically underrepresented communities. The organizations benefiting from this funding include Girls Who Code, Ghetto Film School, The Hidden Genius Project, and DonorsChoose in the US. Through this initiative, Disney hopes Black youth will feel more empowered and inspired to pursue careers in the science and technology sectors. “From its historic casting to advanced technology to culturally relevant storytelling, Black

In a recent Twitter thread, Brandon Bryant, partner at the early-stage investment firm, Harlem Capital, broke down the steps every startup should know about VC fund returns. Venture capitalists (VCs) buy a stake in a founder’s idea, investing in their company’s balance sheet and infrastructure, before exiting. What VCs are aiming for are sufficient returns at an acceptable level of risk. This is because they, too, have investors whose money they need to multiply. Why should founders care about this? Bryant explains that by running the math, founders can understand

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