Reporting that investigates who and what's creating the future is pivotal.

The Plug continues a rich history of journalism, rigorusly contextualizing the Black Innovation Economy.
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We're Telling More Than Just Stories

Our stories move beyond popular deficit narratives to show the substantive ways that Black people are affected by and engaged with the innovation economy, including analyses of modern technologies, how and by whom they are developed, and the structures and cultures of related ecosystems.

Launched in 2016 as the first daily tech newsletter, The Plug curated the top news of Black founders and innovators. Today, we investigate and report on Black tech trends, stories, and breaking news, and we do it with the analysis you won’t find elsewhere.

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We believe in the power of data and diversity to bring the startup and tech community full-scale. Our newsletter seeks to set a standard for the expansion and depth of diverse and inclusive entrepreneurship, startup environments, and technological progress.

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Distractionless reporting delivered weekly alongside a monthly live interview with a notable expert. Plus, access to our data library and discounted tickets to our in-person summit. 

Data Library

Source of critically researched collections from athlete investments to capital operators to HBCU invention and high tech accountability.

The Plug Live Summit

Face to face live keynotes and and storytelling revealing hard stats and the research forming the future of civics, policy and entrepreneurship.

Clark Street Project

A narrative episodic podcast that details the evolution of Black business news and entrepreneurship coverage and the journalists who’ve led the charge.


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