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Here's Where and How Black Investors Are Placing Their Bets

Here's Where and How Black Investors Are Placing Their Bets

J.J. McCorvey August 19, 2019

J.J. McCorvey, explores how a few Black investors are thinking about the discovery and support of various niche industries and communities. 

Black Researchers Lead the Call to Teach Ethics and Equity to the Tech Industry

Black Researchers Lead the Call to Teach Ethics and Equity to the Tech Industry

Sherrell Dorsey August 5, 2019

Two African-American professors at Columbia University are spearheading efforts to introduce social work students to the field of technology. The unlikely merger of the two fields aims to help humanize technology by preparing social workers for an ever-evolving technologized world.

Building an Inclusive Tech Future: Are Black Tech Ecosystems Sustainable?

Building an Inclusive Tech Future: Are Black Tech Ecosystems Sustainable?

Sherrell Dorsey July 29, 2019

Without a long-term viable plan for sustainability, ecosystem leaders may rely too heavily on scarce dollars and risk unavoidable constraints when funding priorities shift.

Independent Black Beauty Brands Gain Clout, Sales Fueled by Instagram Influencer Culture

Independent Black Beauty Brands Gain Clout, Sales Fueled by Instagram Influencer Culture

Saidat Giwa-Osagie June 25, 2019

As more Black beauty brands leverage the direct-to-consumer ecosystem, Instagram is the virtual shop window powering connectivity, personalization, and relatability to women of color who see themselves in the values of the brand’s culture.

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…

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…

Black Tech Startups to Watch at CES

Black Tech Startups to Watch at CES

Sherrell Dorsey January 8, 2019

The world’s largest consumer technology show is underway today, opening its doors to industry…

ThePLUG 2018 Rewind: 105 Top Stories in Black Tech

ThePLUG 2018 Rewind: 105 Top Stories in Black Tech

Tyler Young December 28, 2018

In 2018, our team delivered 234 newsletters with over 1,500 stories highlighting Black and…

Meet the First Black Woman Appointed as General Counsel of a Digital Currency Marketplace

Meet the First Black Woman Appointed as General Counsel of a Digital Currency Marketplace

Tyler Young November 5, 2018

HBUS, the exclusive U.S. strategic partner of blockchain asset solutions provider Huobi, recently named…

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…

Black Tech Conferences Offer a Lifeline in a Predominantly White Industry

Black Tech Conferences Offer a Lifeline in a Predominantly White Industry

Sherrell Dorsey September 28, 2018

We took a look at more than 15 annual Black tech conferences to understand…

Breaking the Mold? Black-Owned Venture Capital Firms Mirror Traditional VC

Breaking the Mold? Black-Owned Venture Capital Firms Mirror Traditional VC

Sherrell Dorsey February 8, 2018

A small but growing group of black investors are raising big dollars in a…

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…