Animation

First Ever Black-Owned Animation Network to Launch this Summer

Although the critical and commercial success of animated films like Soul and Hair Love has opened the door to amplifying Black voices in animation, the industry is largely exclusionary.  According to a recent report, only 4% of the field is made up of Black animators. Directors, studio owners, and producers are even more sparse.  Jermaine & Whaketa Hargrove […]

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Black-owned Start-ups

Top 8 Black-Owned Start-Up Tech Companies to Invest in for 2022

There are thousands of Black-owned businesses that are seeking venture capital and investors. The industries vary greatly, as well the locations and the amount of capital needed. Below, we’ve published a list of this year’s top eight Black-owned businesses to invest in. All of them are start-up tech firms, and all of them are already […]

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Serena Williams

Serena Williams Teams Up with Karat to Double the Number of Black Software Engineers in the U.S.

Karat, the world’s largest interviewing company, today announced a strategic investment from Serena Williams to significantly scale Brilliant Black Minds, a program that improves access and inclusion across the technology industry. By opening the program to all current and aspiring Black software engineers and serving as Karat’s “Champion of Brilliance,” Serena will support Karat’s call on the industry […]

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BLK

How a Black-Owned Dating App is Creating Safe Spaces for Black Singles in the Online Dating Community

BLK prides itself as the largest dating and lifestyle app for Black singles with a sole focus to create safe spaces for Black singles within the online dating community. Since its 2017 inception, BLK has built a community and space where Black love can happen every day in all its forms and expressions. BLK’s mission is simple: bring Black people […]

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Black Founders

Black Tech Founders Close the Health Care Race Gap in Innovative Fashion

Many of us have heard the stories and statistics — in every category from childbirth to cancer, Black communities across America are significantly underserved when undergoing major medical treatments or even standard services. Still, while so many of us are aware of the problem there hasn’t been substantial dialogue regarding solutions to said problem, until […]

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Tech Industry’s Diversity Discussions Rife with Contradictions, New Research Report from CompTIA Reveals

  As America’s technology industry strives to build a more gender and racially diverse workforce, a new report released today by leading tech industry association CompTIA reveals a series of contradictory viewpoints on the current state and future goals for workplace diversity. Nearly eight in ten high-tech industry workers surveyed by CompTIA say they are […]

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