Marsai Martin joins Erin Simon, Storymodebae in Cxmmunity Essence Fest showcase

Erin Ashley Simon continues her quest for the biggest achievement to date of her career: to showcase the popularity of video games with Black people and increase the number of Black faces in the industry. Simon’s career kicked off over a decade ago as an accomplished journalist primarily covering music and sports. Over the past […]

Ryan Johnson and Cxmmunity filling a need in the esports industry

Ryan Johnson saw a need and he’s working to fill it. Johnson, 29, is the founder of Cxmmunity, a company whose goal is to increase the participation of minorities within the ever-rising industries of esports and video games. On May 5, Cxmmunity hosted a live gaming and concert event at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta […]

HBCU president Kevin E. James sees a bright future in the world of esports

On March 23, Hawks Talon GC, the official NBA 2K League Affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks and Morris Brown University, hosted an open house at State Farm Arena for local high school and college students. Esports have become a popular commodity, as gamers take their skills to the next level when performing professionally. Dr. Kevin […]

BerNadette Lawson-Williams creates 1st esports program at an HBCU

BerNadette Lawson-Williams, Ph.D., is an educator with extensive leadership experience in the development of sports-related academic programs. She received her bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State University, where she later worked as an assistant professor and developed the state’s first programs in sports communication and physical activity management. As an associate professor at Johnson C. […]

Tech expert Ryan Johnson explains why data is ‘worth more than oil’

Cxmmunity founder and CEO Ryan Johnson can relate to the kid who slams his bookbag down in the middle of the livingroom in a mad dash to play video games on a Friday afternoon. Why? Well, he is creating opportunities for that kid and all others with similar interests. Johnson founded Cxmmunity to create inclusiveness […]

Ray Austin builds Fan Controlled Football League

A former NFL player for the Chicago Bears and the New York Jets, Ray Austin is now an actor and budding entrepreneur. Serving as co-founder and commissioner of the Fan Controlled Football League, Austin is amped about the next step and shared the news with us at PUSHTech2020. The Fan Controlled Football League, or FCFL, […]