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Jesse Williams Joins Forces With Scholarship-Finding App “Scholly”

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Jesse Williams was an educator before he was an actor, and now he’s joined forces with an app to make sure students find scholarships for college. Williams has joined forces with 24-year-old Scholly App creator Christopher Gray, to help students access millions in scholarship money. “We’ve all...

Just What We Need In 2016, A Dating App That Lets You Choose Matches By Skin Tone And Hair Texture

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The paper bag test lives on in digital form, thanks to a dating app for black people titled Smoochr and, sadly, the creators aren’t the least bit shy or ashamed about their divisive creation. On its homepage, the app boldly invites users to “Discover Black...

Game Designer Surprises Wife With Black Game Developer Barbie

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There’s only one logical thing to do when your wife wants a game developer Barbie but the only one you can find has fair skin and red hair; you create your own. Game Designer Marcus Montgomery bought a black Barbie and dressed her in Game...

So Now There’s Noirebnb & Noirbnb to Combat #AirBnBWhileBlack

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Two separate companies have recently launched to combat discrimination black customers of AirBnB have faced. Both Noirebnb and Noirbnb were recently created by tech entrepreneurs. Rohan Gilkes started working on Noirebnb almost three weeks ago when he tried to book a house in Idaho and was denied, but his...

Does Twitter Really Need 10,000 Characters?

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Twitter rants. Twitter raves. Twitter jokes. Twitter reviews. Twitter is now contemplating leaving behind the 140 character limit that its subjected social media to. But not everyone is happy. On Tuesday, Jack, Twitter’s CEO, tweeted out the reasoning behind the character increase. pic.twitter.com/bc5RwqPcAX — Jack...

Twitter’s New VP Of Diversity And Inclusion Raises Eyebrows

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On Monday, Twitter announced the hire of a new vice president of diversity and inclusion. Jeffrey Siminoff is joining Twitter after serving as Apple’s former director of worldwide inclusion and diversity. Twitter’s prominent hire has extensive experience, but he’s also a white male, which counters...