Silicon Valley giants power up digital equity at HBCUs

Silicon Valley giants power up digital equity at HBCUs

HP with support from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel and Microsoft hosts first-ever HBCU Tech Conference to expand career opportunities for Black students HBCUs have encapsulated a multigenerational groundswell of history, culture and pride so powerful that even Beyoncé channeled their high-stepping, homecoming marching band energy to break the internet at Coachella. But of all the […]

Instagram set to retire swipe-up links as of Aug. 30

Instagram swipe-up

Instagram has announced that they’re set to retire their swipe-up feature. Long sought after by users since its inception, the feature allowed for links to be included directly in Instagram stories, but there was just one catch: you had to have at least 10,000 followers. Those who have yet to reach that milestone might not […]

5 ways artificial intelligence may hurt the Black community

5 ways artificial intelligence may hurt the Black community

In 1932, English author Aldous Huxley published Brave New World, in which he describes a future world dominated and controlled by machine learning and artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a comprehensive branch of computer science consumed with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that characteristically necessitate human intelligence. It is an interdisciplinary science […]

Sherell Fuller, co-founder of Spotzcity, discusses Black women in tech

Sherell Fuller, co-founder of Spotzcity, discusses Black women in tech

As board director for High School District 99 in Downers, Grove Illinois, Sherell Fuller is the only African American to hold the position. Fuller is the co-founder of SpotzCity, a technology firm concentrating on diversity and inclusiveness in entrepreneurship and vendor management. The co-founder chatted with rolling out recently regarding her superpowers and the significance […]

LaTonya Fourte’-Lyles shares vision of Black ownership in tech solutions

LaTonya Fourte'-Lyles shares vision of Black ownership in tech solutions

LaTonya Fourte’ Lyles, co-founder of Spotzcity LaTonya Fourte’-Lyles, co-founder of  Spotzcity, discusses her role managing a technology diversity firm and explains why championing Black women adds value to the industry. What are your responsibilities and why did you select your career? I am a supplier diversity practitioner and a co-founding managing partner of a technology […]

How tech company CEO Brandon McGhee turned his passion into a business

How tech company CEO Brandon McGhee turned his passion into a business

Brandon McGhee is the founder and CEO of Cre8te Technology in Las Vegas. His company, which has been in business for two years, works to bring together some of the best engineers to help entrepreneurs bring their creative ideas to fruition through the use of technology. McGhee said his father instilled in him at a […]

Creators of ‘U Good?’ app providing easy way to reach out, stay connected

Creators of 'U Good?' app providing easy way to reach out, stay connected

Rolling out contributor and columnist Anissa D. Blair discusses the genesis of the new “U Good?” app with two of its four co-creators Ali Gates and Evans Anyanwu, who along with Johnson Ejezie and Ezekiel Awoyemi are committed to starting conversations about mental health and well-being within the African American community, and particularly among Black […]

Microsoft executive launches tech program that provides support to nonprofits

Microsoft executive launches tech program that provides support to nonprofits

Last year, Microsoft announced several commitments to address racial inequities. Among those was a commitment to establishing strategies to strengthen Black and Brown communities. That’s when Darrell Booker, corporate affairs specialist for Microsoft, along with several of his colleagues within the tech for social impact team began creating what is now known as the Nonprofit […]

Sheriff Victor Hill implements app to fight crime

Sheriff Victor Hill implements app to fight crime

CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA – Sheriff Victor Hill has a new tool in his arsenal to fight crime, app technology. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says the new app will allow residents, visitors and business owners to receive alerts, submit crime tips, see registered sex offenders in the area, and more. A release stated the app […]

Jeri Bingham discusses her ‘HushLoudly’ podcast on AM Wake-Up Call

Jeri Bingham discusses her 'HushLoudly' podcast on AM Wake-Up Call

Jeri Bingham joins the AM Wake-Up Call for Tech Tuesday to discuss her podcast, “HushLoudly: Introverts Redefined.” A marketing communications executive with more than 20 years of experience building and raising awareness for brands in nonprofit, higher education and association management, Bingham also is a vocal advocate for introverts. She spoke with rolling out to […]

Why the 2021 Nissan Kicks is the perfect compact crossover

Why the 2021 Nissan Kicks is the perfect compact crossover

It’s only three years old, but the 2021 Nissan Kicks has quickly adapted to the rules of the road, while earning praise from loyalists who are calling it the “perfect compact crossover.” Given its relatable functions inside and sleek look on the exterior, it’s no wonder the 2021 Nissan Kicks has become a main attraction […]

Sen. Eddie Melton emphasizes the importance of technology on AM Wake-Up Call

Sen. Eddie Melton emphasizes the importance of technology on AM Wake-Up Call

Senator Eddie Melton has given a voice to the voiceless from his experience working in social services, to a mentor for at-risk youth, to a program director for a mental health agency. Melton spoke with the rolling out AM Wake-up Call to discuss the importance of Black people being involved in the tech industry.

The AM Wake-Up Call breaks down Tech Tuesdays

The AM Wake-Up Call breaks down Tech Tuesdays

The AM Wake-Up Call breaks down Tech Tuesdays with an in depth discussion on new technology, social media and more. Indiana State Senator Eddie Melton joined the conversation, discussing the importance of Black people being involved in technology.

Master P weighs in on how Blacks turned Clubhouse into a $1B company

Master P weighs in on how Blacks turned Clubhouse into a $1B company

Master P is once again spreading game to the Black community. The music mogul and entrepreneur explained his displeasure with how African Americans have helped make Clubhouse another billion-dollar company that’s getting paid with Black dollars but not reinvesting any money into the Black community. The audio chat app has exploded over the past few […]

Just 4 GirlFriends CEO Angelique David-Richmond uses technology to grow global sisterhoood

Just 4 GirlFriends CEO Angelique David-Richmond uses technology to grow global sisterhoood

As the founder and CEO of Just 4 GirlFriends LLC, Angelique David-Richmond has taken the challenge of pivoting in 2020 head-on. By implementing virtual access to signature events and continuing the work that has elevated J4G to unforeseen heights among women across the globe, she is taking full advantage of technological advances. Davis-Richmond founded J4G […]

America’s digitally powered racial awakening

America’s digitally powered racial awakening

It took 8 minutes and 46 seconds to shock the collective American conscious out of quarantine and into action. Eight minutes and 46 seconds of modern technology capturing the death of George Floyd and transmitting it around the world. And the same 8 minutes and 46 seconds to launch protests from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C., […]

Kanye West envisions new social media platform: ‘Jesus Tok’

Kanye West envisions new social media platform: 'Jesus Tok'

Kanye West wants to create the Christian version of Tik Tok. The “I Love It” hitmaker has a “vision” to work alongside the social media platform on a special “Christian monitored” version of the app, which would be “safe for young children and the world.” He wrote in a series of tweets: A VISION JUST […]