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#BlackTechTwitter Emerges as Prolific Online Community Connecting Black Technologists to Jobs, Education, and Community

#BlackTechTwitter Emerges as Prolific Online Community Connecting Black Technologists to Jobs, Education, and Community

ThePLUG Staff June 4, 2019

Pariss Athena was earning just under $50,000 a year working as a wax specialist…

New Intellectual Property Granted at HBCUs Experienced an Uptick Since 2010

New Intellectual Property Granted at HBCUs Experienced an Uptick Since 2010

ThePLUG Staff May 12, 2019

In our last data story, we explored the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s…

HBCUs Trail Behind in Intellectual Property Creation

HBCUs Trail Behind in Intellectual Property Creation

ThePLUG Staff April 1, 2019

Historically Black colleges and universities, the first of which was founded in 1837, were…

Meet the Woman Leading CTA's $10 Million Commitment to Women and Entrepreneurs of Color

Meet the Woman Leading CTA's $10 Million Commitment to Women and Entrepreneurs of Color

ThePLUG Staff March 28, 2019

For Tiffany Moore, diversity and inclusion (D&I) is more than just a catchphrase—it’s a…

Atlanta’s 'Godfather of Tech' Has Big Ambitions for the Black Mecca

Atlanta’s 'Godfather of Tech' Has Big Ambitions for the Black Mecca

ThePLUG Staff March 22, 2019

Most non-ATLiens who know the name Paul Judge learned it from his current cameos…

HBCU@SXSW Presented Its Largest Cohort to Date—Here’s What We’ve Learned

HBCU@SXSW Presented Its Largest Cohort to Date—Here’s What We’ve Learned

ThePLUG Staff March 12, 2019

For students of color, South by Southwest (SXSW) serves as a premier destination to…

How Paige & Paxton Uses Identity to Fuel STEM Learning in Elementary Schools

How Paige & Paxton Uses Identity to Fuel STEM Learning in Elementary Schools

ThePLUG Staff February 7, 2019

What began as two puzzle characters created more than 30 years ago by journalist…

Black Innovation Thrives in the UK Despite Low Minority Representation in Tech

Black Innovation Thrives in the UK Despite Low Minority Representation in Tech

ThePLUG Staff January 31, 2019

The United Kingdom tech sector shares common characteristics with its U.S. counterpart: the industry…

This Founder is Developing Wearable Tech for People Suffering from Neuromuscular Disorders

This Founder is Developing Wearable Tech for People Suffering from Neuromuscular Disorders

ThePLUG Staff December 20, 2018

Courtney Williamson, Ph.D. is founder and CEO of AbiliLife, a tech company that engineers products for…

Google’s Code Next Program Brings Coding Education to Harlem

Google’s Code Next Program Brings Coding Education to Harlem

ThePLUG Staff October 25, 2018

Ninth grader Ayan Cooper’s entire family grew up in the Bronx, and as his…

Can Civic Technology Work in an Era of Incivility?

Can Civic Technology Work in an Era of Incivility?

ThePLUG Staff October 10, 2018

Even as civic tech startups launch and grow, founders of color and digital strategists…

This Tech Company Is Trying to Help Homeless People Get IDs

This Tech Company Is Trying to Help Homeless People Get IDs

ThePLUG Staff September 27, 2018

For most of us, losing a photo ID is little more than a wasted…

Bias In Maternal AI Could Hurt Expectant Black Mothers

Bias In Maternal AI Could Hurt Expectant Black Mothers

ThePLUG Staff September 21, 2018

Giving birth in the United State can pose a fatal risk. This stark reality…

These Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs Are Trying to Keep People Out of Prison

These Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs Are Trying to Keep People Out of Prison

ThePLUG Staff July 24, 2018

When Teresa Hodge received a seven-year sentence for mail fraud, she vowed to become…

Is Bitcoin the Next Black Wealth Creator?

Is Bitcoin the Next Black Wealth Creator?

ThePLUG Staff December 1, 2017

It’s 1 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon and Demetrick Ferguson has already checked Coinbase…