Black Venture Capitalists Raising $370 Million This Year. How Much Will Go to Black Businesses?

by Jeffrey McKinney October 29, 2018 In an extraordinary new development, funding for black businesses is flourishing. More than $370 million has been raised or planned this year to back black venture capitalists. However, the percentage that will go to black businesses, remains to be seen. The growing trend is phenomenal

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A Digital Revolution Is Reshaping Democratic Campaigns

Jordan Birnholtz Two weeks before the 2016 election, Bloomberg’s Joshua Green and Sasha Issenberg published a story about Trump’s brash, self-aggrandizing digital team. Democrats treated the story as evidence of the Trump campaign’s utter cluelessness, until he won. For months after, coverage of Trump’s tech and digital strategy dominated headlines.

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Blacks Evolving As Powerbrokers in Technology Realm, Study Reveals

Lauren Victoria Burke No one doubts that Black Twitter has had an impact on real world and policy change. But now, according to a new study by Nielsen, African-American consumers, influencers and digital entrepreneurs are leveraging digital power to not only influence events but to own content. The new study

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Study on Blacks and Technology Reveals Digital Users Becoming Owners

October 4, 2018 By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor No one doubts that Black Twitter has had an impact on real world and policy change. But now, according to a new study by Nielsen, African American consumers, influencers and digital entrepreneurs are leveraging digital power to not only influence

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New Jersey Apps Developer Hugh Smith Focuses Learning Tools on Black History

Lauren Victoria Burke Hugh Smith, the owner of Quikthinking Software, has released new apps featuring quotes and oral histories from important Black figures. Quikthinking‘s Black History Quotes Express app offers several thousand inspiring, motivational and reflective author quotes. A second app by the New Jersey-based company is an audio narrative

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