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Black Lawmakers are in the Fight to Regulate Tech (Part II)

Black Lawmakers are in the Fight to Regulate Tech (Part II)

J.J. McCorvey November 4, 2019

Biometric technology certainly makes a splash in the headlines, but the “fuel” that powers most of its applications—algorithms and artificial intelligence—is also increasingly falling into the crosshairs of Black lawmakers and law enforcers.

Black Lawmakers are in the Fight to Regulate Tech (Part I)

Black Lawmakers are in the Fight to Regulate Tech (Part I)

J.J. McCorvey October 28, 2019

Some Black lawmakers seem to be stepping in as proxy for those without a seat at the corporate table, as well as for those who are most vulnerable to the repercussions of Big Tech’s appetite for market dominance.

Are Black Mayors Adequately Future-Proofing Cities for Black Residents? 

Are Black Mayors Adequately Future-Proofing Cities for Black Residents? 

Sherrell Dorsey October 8, 2019

Today, Black mayors are tasked with two important roles: develop a vision for their cities which may include the adoption of “smart city” initiatives and large-scale tech-sector job growth; and attempt to help Black communities bounce back from decades-long discriminatory policies and disinvestment to ensure their participation in the global economy.

Black Investors Look to Leverage Opportunity Zones for Sustainability and Development in Communities of Color

Black Investors Look to Leverage Opportunity Zones for Sustainability and Development in Communities of Color

Chasity Cooper September 9, 2019

For Derrick Morgan, becoming an impact investor has proven to be about much more than the return on his investment, but rather a chance to build long-lasting sustainability in communities that need it the most. 

Designing Water: Black Tech Startups Rethink Public Utilities and Social Justice

Designing Water: Black Tech Startups Rethink Public Utilities and Social Justice

Sherrell Dorsey August 26, 2019

Flint might seem like an outlier, but the water that comes to most of our homes in the U.S. is at risk. These Black tech startups are working to change that.

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…