Technology

County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce Award 14 Minority Owned Businesses up to 12k

The County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce (CSDBCC) created a Business Accelerator Program under its Urban Business Resource Center (UBRC). The first cohort, comprised of 14 minority-owned businesses, graduated in May, and on June 10 at UC San Diego Park & Market, the graduates were awarded a grant of almost $12k per participant in cash and Sony Electronics …

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Rhymes with Reason Teams Up with the Detroit Pistons to Reward Students for Educational Excellence

San Diego, CA, (March 30, 2022) — Rhymes with Reason, an Educational Technology company that aims to democratize English language literacy through music, is proudly launching an initiative with the Detroit Pistons and SAY Detroit that started in January 2022, and allows Detroit area students (who attend SAY Detroit) to cash in learning badges earned on …

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Ashanti Makes History as First Female Artist to Co-Found a Web3 Company

Still celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth Ashanti is making history through a new medium as her famous eponymous first album approaches its 20th anniversary! The importance of ownership has been highlighted in Ashanti’s most recent stages of her career. Her most recent announcement is by her strategy, as she is the first Black woman to co-find a Web3 company. “I’m …

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SXSW Announces Stacey Abrams & New Round of Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers Announced Include DJ Steve Aoki, Elizabeth Banks, Mayim Bialik, Mary J. Blige, James Cameron, David Dobrik, Melinda Gates, Lori Gottlieb, Bill Hader, Yuval Noah Harari, Noah Hawley, Walter Isaacson, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Carole King, Amy Klobuchar, Demi Lovato, Desus Nice and the Kid Mero, Alexis Ohanian, Jon Platt, Mark Rabkin, Amber Ruffin, …

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Empowerment Through Golf: San Diego Golf Pro/Scientist Aim to Diversify Golf & STEM

So, you’ve heard of Tiger Woods, but have you heard of Cheyenne Woods? What about Mariah Stackhouse or Sadena Parks? What do they all have in common? They’re apart of the few bad-ass black girls who are changing the face of golf. Now, let’s try another exercise, shall we? You’ve heard of Katherine Johnson, but …

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Entrepreneur and Talent Agent LyNea “LB” Bell Announces Launch of New Search Engine – GOTCONN

After twelve months in development, African American entrepreneur LyNea “LB” Bell announces the launch of GOTCONN.com a privacy-based search engine. In celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Bell, hosted a private virtual unveiling of the search engine on the popular and fast-growing App “Clubhouse”. Guests were invited to test GOTCONN and were wowed by its speed, accuracy and functionality. …

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From “Dumpster Baby” to Multi-Millionaire Inventor

At just 30-years-old, inventor, telecom company founder, software engineer and philanthropist Freddie Figgers, CEO of Figgers Communications, runs the only African American owned telecommunications company in the United States and has distinguished himself as a modern day historical figure worthy of recognition. Figgers’ story of perseverance and overcoming adversity is extraordinary. Abandoned at birth next to a dumpster and adopted by …

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Comic-Con: Actor/rapper Lazarus Guidry & Legendary Illustrator Arvell Jones Debut “Reign of the Underdog Featuring Lazarus”

San Diego, CA –Several years in the making and a Comic-Con International exclusive limited run edition, from hop-hop artist, Lazarus Guidry comes the universe of Reign of the Underdog Featuring Lazarus. The 24 page full color, adult comic story told in a 6 part mini series is set to debut at Comic-Con as part of a never seen …

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