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Apple’s 2020 Vision for Racial Justice

Over 9.5 million viewers tuned in over the past week eagerly awaiting the release of iOS 14 during the annual World Wide Developer Conference. With backdrops of protestors marching across the Brooklyn Bridge, Cook spoke to the ways in which Apple is investing in solutions to tackle long-standing institutional inequalities and social injustices externally and internally.

Weathering COVID-19’s Impact on Their Operations, Black Women Tech Ecosystem Leaders Adapt and Adjust

Even prior to the current global pandemic — which has disproportionately affected minority communities — educational, networking, and funding opportunities in tech were limited for marginalized communities. Now, Black women leading tech ecosystems are working to ensure that the resources and networks they’ve worked to build don’t disappear. 

CapWay Delays Debit Card Launch to Late Summer, Braces for Increased Post-Pandemic Needs for the Unbanked

With unemployment stretching across the country and affecting jobs in every sector, Allen and her team at CapWay have been quietly building a digital literacy and banking solution befitting the era of digital-first payments and transactions for the 55 million Americans, 20 percent of whom are Black minorities, left out of traditional banking systems.

Black Founders Remain Optimistic About Survival Despite Running Out of Money (SURVEY)

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 Coworking Space Operators Brace for Empty Desks, Event Revenue Decline as Virus Shutdowns Expand

With millions of Americans jumping onto video calls for the first time as working from home becomes the new normal during the novel corona pandemic, coworking space operators are feeling the heat. Black operators, who run a collective total of over 70 coworking spaces nationwide, are still determining what the future holds as the growing pandemic has no end in sight. 

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