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This Howard Grad Skipped Law School and Landed Roles at Google and Pinterest

Corinne Dixon randomly happened into the tech industry. A political science major at Howard, she worked as a paralegal full time at a San Francisco law firm while taking what she thought was going to be a year off before going to law school. Despite having stellar LSAT scores and recommendations, working long hours and on cases she didn’t find…read more
HBCU Alumni, News

Howard Alum, Kamala Harris, Makes History As Second Black Woman Elected To Senate

In mist of the controversial presidential election of Donald Trump, came a glimpse of hope. California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris made history Tuesday night, becoming the second black woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. She dominated the election by defeating Rep. Loretta Sanchez among all major age groups, education levels and ethnicities. Harris will be replacing Democratic Senator…read more
HBCU Alumni, HBCUMade, Interviews

McKeever Conwell Joins TEDCO Investment Team

We caught up with McKeever E. Conwell to discuss his new role at TEDCO, a funding institution that invests state funds. Conwell joins as the Deal Team Coordinator, a position created to leverage his entrepreneurial and networking skills. Conwell's journey started as a computer science student at Morgan State University. During his sophomore year, he worked for the Department of…read more
HBCU Alumni

Slack Hires FAMU Alum as Head of Communication Design

Official this week, the Bay Area has a new Rattler in its ranks. Slack, the professional messaging and file sharing startup, has hired FAMU alum Kristy Tillman as its new Head of Communication Design. Tillman joins the Slack team after previously leading design at Society of Grownups, a startup that focused on financial literacy for young adults.  Previous to that,…read more
HBCU Alumni, HBCUMade, Startups

Morehouse Alum Builds Spotify for Sermons

Its called Roho. An online library where you can view sermons from America’s most prominent African American church leaders, Dr. Otis Moss III, Dr. Marcus Cosby, and Rev. Cynthia Hale, just to name a few. Created by Nicholas Richards, a Morehouse Alum, Roho makes it easy for viewers to discover and share Christian content. Richards, a minister himself, says the…read more
HBCU Alumni, HBCUMade, Startups

New App Created By Livingstone Alum Makes Sharing Songs Easier

The app is called Bluurp. Founders Darell Austin, Jr, Livingstone College Alum, and Kevin Rivers, describe Bluurp as a social network that allows you to share media and send messages to other networks for free. In comparison to other sharing tools, such as Buffer or HootSuite, Bluurp differentiates itself by adding a social layer internal to the app. Bluurp friends…read more
HBCU Alumni, HBCUMade

HBCUMade: Interview With Trevor Thomas, Partner at Cross Culture Ventures

Trevor Thomas is a Partner at Cross Culture Ventures. Before this he was Vice President at Gastronome Ventures.  Earlier, he was a member of the investing team at Roll Global, a $3.2 billion diversified holding company and Family Office in Los Angeles. Before venture investing, Trevor was the Founder and CEO of The Third Space, an airport lounge startup that…read more