How Being Overlooked Inspired This NC A&T Grad To Create Opportunities For Others

November 15, 2016

I remember the day like it was yesterday. Feeling inadequate at work despite my gifts and wondering if I would ever be enough. I’m not sure if those feelings of inadequacy were perceived by my co-workers but deep down a voice inside me whispered, you’ll never be enough and for once in my life I […]

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McKeever Conwell Joins TEDCO Investment Team

November 15, 2016

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 […]

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White Coworkers – This is What I Want You To Say To Me After Tuesday’s Election

November 10, 2016

I stayed up the night before in disbelief. Not sure how this country elected a man, who has made discriminatory remarks against women, blacks, and muslims, as their next leader. He has made discriminatory remarks against many other marginalized communities, but the intersection of the three communities aforementioned, is where I sit. Yesterday, morning – […]

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Slack Hires FAMU Alum as Head of Communication Design

October 19, 2016

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 […]

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If BlackTwitter and Slack Had a Baby

May 23, 2016

Apple made waves last year when the tech giant unleashed a series of ethnic emoji updates as part of iOS 8.3.  But for many in the black community, the darkening of existing emojis just wasn’t enough.  For those hoping for a social platform that more accurately reflects their culture, look no further than new app […]

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Dream Job Edition: Hip Hop Analyst at Pandora

March 31, 2016

Who’s in your TOP 5? Who’s the G.O.A.T? Would Biggie still be great if he was still alive? If you can emphatically answer these questions, and your discussion points have charts and citations, we’ve found your dream job. Pandora is hiring for a Hip Hop Music Analyst. Yes, that’s people who get to listen to […]

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Morehouse Alum Builds Spotify for Sermons

March 20, 2016

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, […]

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We Found the Leak In Your Pipeline

March 14, 2016

A look at 2014 undergraduate computer science degrees awarded by institutions may reveal why blacks are underrepresented at tech companies. Each year the National Center For Education Statistics (NCES) releases data on colleges and universities located in the United States. Data available through NCES includes student demographics for each school and degrees awarded. We took a look […]

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For Allies – Ideas On How To Celebrate Black History Month In The Office

February 2, 2016

Its Black History Month! Its the time of year where we get 28 days (29 days this year) to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to this country. Unfortunately, in the past, we’ve seen a few companies make faux pas in an attempt to celebrate the month. So we’ve put together a handy […]

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New App Created By Livingstone Alum Makes Sharing Songs Easier

January 20, 2016

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 […]

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