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After Fearless Fund Was Hit With A Lawsuit, CEO Arian Simone Says ‘About Eight Figures Of Investments’ Fell Through In Fall 2023

According to the Associated Press, Atlanta, GA-based venture capital firm Fearless Fund “faced tough questions from conservative judges” on Wednesday, Jan. 31, as it fought for its grant program to further support Black-women-owned businesses. As AFROTECH previously told you, Fearless Fund was hit with a lawsuit by Edward Blum and his American Alliance for Equal Rights (AAER) group in August 2023 on the basis that the fund was carrying out “explicit racial exclusion” and violated the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

Feb 2, 2024

How A Dress Worn By Actress Ayo Edebiri Earned $3.3M In Media-Impact Value

Ayo Edibiri’s custom Louis Vuitton dress increased its brand value and landed her on The Hollywood Reporter and Launchmetrics’ exclusive 2024 Red Carpet Power Rankings.

Jan 30, 2024

This Brand Wants To Pay You $10K — But Only If You’re Willing To Stay Off Of Your Smartphone For A Month

The yogurt brand Siggi’s Dairy wants to reward some lucky winners with $10,000 if they can go a month without their smartphone.

Jan 29, 2024

Lanny Smoot Becomes The Second Person From Disney, Since Walt Disney Himself, To Get Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall Of Fame

Disney Research Fellow and Imagineer Lanny Smoot has been inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame.          

Jan 22, 2024

Local Lands, A Black-Owned Georgia Farm, Secures Funding To Expand Food Access For Local Residents

A nonprofit in East Point, GA, has distributed a grant to Black-Owned Georgia Farm, Local Lands, to expand local food production.

Jan 19, 2024