Tag: technology

Wanted: A Few Good Black Men

Wanted: A Few Good Black Men

An Atlanta-based college has partnered with an online education provider to increase their 51-percent graduation rate to 100 percent. Read on to find out which high-profile school is looking to reclaim its nongraduated alumni.

Byline | EBONY Magazine 2018

Byline | EBONY Magazine 2018

Check out my two feature articles in EBONY Sept 2018 Fashion Issue. I had the pleasure to speak with the indefatigable Emmy Award-nominated lead actress and TV show creator, Issa Rae. I write about her experience with the Peabody award-winning HBO series “Insecure” and how 

Blitter – An ISM-Free Social Network?

Blitter – An ISM-Free Social Network?

Blitter, a new social networking app created by Patrick Francis, made its debut on October 5, 2017. The Blitter profile listed in the iTunes Store indicates:         “Blitter is a social network built on love, passion, and empathy. Blitter does not condone 

Technology Wunderkind Seeks to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Technology Wunderkind Seeks to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Women, and black women, in particular, have an uphill battle for funding no matter how innovative and successful they are, especially when proving black women-led Tech startups can secure substantial financing. Angel Rich helped generate more than $6 billion for her former employer, Prudential, as 

Where’s the financing for Black Women-led Tech Start-Ups

Where’s the financing for Black Women-led Tech Start-Ups

Black women led businesses generated more than $44 billion in year revenues (AMEX 2015) Yet, a mere 0.2. of venture deals from (2012-2014) went to black women business owners.   It seemed Black women founders, who own a majority of Black businesses, are invisible in the 

Katherine Johnson, Legendary Mathematician and Inspiration for the Upcoming Film Hidden Figures, Turns 98

Katherine Johnson, Legendary Mathematician and Inspiration for the Upcoming Film Hidden Figures, Turns 98

Along with helping the United States win the Space Race for NASA, Katherine Johnson, physicist and mathematician also worked on the Space Shuttle program, the Earth Resources Satellite and plans for the mission to Mars. Hidden Figures hits theaters Jan. 13 Source: Katherine Johnson, Legendary 

What the ‘First Black Woman’ Librarian of Congress Means

What the ‘First Black Woman’ Librarian of Congress Means

She’s the first person other than a white man to hold the post in 214 years Source: What the ‘First Black Woman’ Librarian of Congress Means

Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

A black woman’s research project and subsequent manuscript leads to feature film “Hidden Figures” (2017). “Hidden Figures” is the story of a  team of African-American women mathematicians who were the brains behind the space race and astronaut John Glenn’s 1962 orbit. Check out Margot Shetterly talk at