When educator Tiffany Shumate relocated to Oakland from the East Coast four years ago, she found that the luster and resources of nearby Silicon Valley didn’t cross the bridge to her community, even though she’d heard Big Tech companies issue platitudes about wanting to be involved. “I ended up in East Oakland and being like, …
Through the years, more tech companies have been adopting the practice to provide transparency in their employee data. But without the requirement to release this information, measuring inequality within private companies and organizations continues to be more of a challenge without the data to back up the inquiry.
Beginning as early as Thursday, May 28, leadership at Twitter, Apple, Salesforce, and others posted public admonitions of racism, anti-Black violence, or police brutality across their social media feeds. On Saturday afternoon, The Plug began collecting public statements made by tech CEOs and executives.
We surveyed a segment of The Plug PRO subscribers who self-identify as Black founders running companies in industry areas ranging from data analytics services to esports to virtual reality. Our goal was to collect sentiments on how they’re being impacted by the current climate and whether they feel their business will survive over the next 90 days.
Black businesses in Black communities aren’t benefiting financially from positive online reviews compared to their white counterparts. A new study from the Brookings Institution revealed that even the highest-rated Black businesses on Yelp located in Black neighborhoods earn less in revenue compared to poorly-rated non-minority-owned businesses in white communities.
Pariss Athena was earning just under $50,000 a year working as a wax specialist in Boston after dreams of making it as a young actress in Los Angeles went south. Today, she’s making over $80,000 as a front-end developer at a Boston-based digital agency and leading the quickly growing #BlackTechTwitter online community. Athena jumpstarted her …