iOS 16 Apple update adds new diverse and ethnic features

Apple is back again with another update, but this time with more diverse and ethnic features for every iPhone user. Before Sept. 7, users began to receive news that an update was on the way. Many also experienced that their iPhone devices began to move somewhat slower. You can always tell when a new update […]

Amazon Studios, Latasha Gillespie collaborating with Black production companies

Latasha Gillespie is the executive head of global diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for Amazon Studios, Prime Video, and IMDb. In her role, Gillespie is responsible for the development and management of all content-related and customer-facing DEIA work for the organization. Prior to joining Amazon, Gillespie spent 20 years with Caterpillar Inc. and is credited […]

Twitter testing an edit button for premium users only

Many can probably relate to sending out a tweet, just to realize moments later there is a typo. Sometimes, misspelled tweets  end up deleted or reposted. Sometimes the misspelled tweets stay up forever. Well, the answer to your prayers is finally here. Twitter will be testing a new edit button feature that allows some users […]

The VMAs are the 1st to make Best Metaverse Performance an award show category

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards did not hold back when it came to individuality, diversity and inclusivity. Although, this year they brought an element of surprise after being the first award show to feature a metaverse performance and add an award category for “Best Metaverse Performance”. Rap Legends Snoop Dogg and Eminem performed as […]

Timothy Butts ready to share tech tips with Black pros at upcoming conference

The 44th annual Black Data Professional Association Technology Conference, one of the nation’s leading technology inclusion conferences, is back and taking place virtually as well as  in-person from Aug. 18 through Aug. 20 in Atlanta. If you are looking to get into the tech world, or looking to network and develop your skills, this is […]

Automation and AI expert explains how technology will replace people’s jobs

Patrick Dicks is the owner of Dicks Consulting Group, an adjunct professor, and an expert in automation and artificial intelligence with over 25 years of technology experience. Dicks has been conducting research for a number of years and has noticed that automation and artificial intelligence are gaining momentum and this influx of change will leave Americans […]

Former basketball pro launches Iungo World app in Ghana

Iungo World, App, Tech, entrepreneurship

Jerry Johnson spent 13 years playing at the highest level of international basketball in Turkey Belgium, and Kazakhstan. Earning multiple championships, and individual awards, Johnson is now turning his focus to connecting the basketball world through his social platform app, Iungo World. Recently, the social sports platform Iungo World struck a deal with Ghana Basketball […]

BLK Men in Tech founder Kham Ward shares how Black people can succeed

The Essence Festival of Culture is a weekend-long celebration dedicated to Black people. On July 2, the company  BLK Men in Tech was present at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention, which is where the festival was being held. Kham Ward, the founder of BLK Men in Tech, spoke with rolling out about the […]

‘Boondocks’ producer Carl Jones shares why he dove into the NFT world

Carl Jones is best known for his work as co-executive producer of “The Boondocks,” the first Cartoon Network program to win a Peabody Award. Jones has also been nominated for an NAACP Image Award and he’s also the executive producer and head writer of Adult Swim’s “Black Dynamite.” Jones has joined the cryptocurrency world and […]

Why tech security CEO John Griffin Jr.’s motto is ‘always giving back’

John Griffin Jr. is the CEO and founder of AGB Investigative Services, which stands for Always Giving Back. According to their website, AGB is the largest Black-owned, award-winning security firm in the nation, and they offer expertise in a full range of security services, including physical and cybersecurity. Griffin spoke with rolling out about why […]

Amira Virgil is helping Black women flourish in the gaming community

Amira Virgil, also known as “Xmiramira,” is a content creator, community manager, project manager and graphic designer. She also creates content on YouTube and Twitch and is the founder of Noir Network, which is a community for Black women and femmes in the content creation space. Virgil spoke with rolling out about her work and […]

Black-led startup using innovation to create a financial technology powerhouse

It’s not common to hear of many tech startup founders being born and raised in Terry, Mississippi. But those odds did not discourage Sheena Allen. Instead, she used them as a purpose driver and a competitive advantage to start building a financial technology powerhouse. Allen graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a dual […]

Tisha Campbell launching app to find solutions to bad police encounters

Actress Tisha Campbell and her brother, retired lieutenant Stan Campbell, have developed an app that will help community members (read: Black people) better navigate situations during police encounters. According to the siblings, the “Police Encounter App” will help civilians find peaceful solutions to negative police encounters. It will also inform civilians of their legal rights […]

McDonald’s teams up with FaZe Swagg for holiday promotion

McDonald’s has partnered with Black gamer FaZe Swagg and the FaZe Clan for a holiday promotion. A play off friendsgiving, unofficial gathering of friends with food around the time of Thanksgiving, McDonald’s and the FaZe Clan have announced Friendsgaming, which will encourage gamers to fuel up consuming McDonald’s products. Friendsgaming will kick off at 8 […]