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More Than A Pastor: Touré Roberts Talks Infusing Faith In Business And The Key To Innovation

“For those of you that think gospel music has gone too far, you think we got too radical with your message, well, I got news for you. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.” If those lyrics resonate with you in any way, it’s likely because you remember the 1997 gospel hit “Stomp” by Kirk Franklin that had the church rocking. While the song is based around lifting radical praises despite life’s circumstances, the opening line offers a bold and audacious declaration that the innovation and creativity of Christians cannot be boxed in. A textbook example of this radical innovation is Touré Roberts. Roberts is the current pastor of ONE (Formerly One Church LA), serving over 7,500 local members and an online viewership of more than 700,000 subscribers. And while his faith and work in the church have catapulted him to success in the religious sector, Roberts had a lucrative career in the tech industry. During an April 2022 conversation with Blavity, Inc. CEO Morgan DeBaun on her Work Smart podcast,...

Nov 29, 2022

LinkedIn Career Expert Drew McCaskill Has Tips For Landing Your Next Job At AfroTech Conference 2022

AfroTech Conference 2022 is right around the corner and our friends at LinkedIn are here with the ins and outs of leaving the highly-anticipated conference with tips on how to maximize your time while extending your network.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by AfroTech ( For some attendees, their goals are to walk away with something that either jumpstarts their career, helps them to make a career transition, or propels them into the executive role of their dreams. Thankfully, LinkedIn Career Expert Drew McCaskill sat down with AfroTech with tips and tricks that are sure to help you walk away with a connection that changes your life.

Nov 10, 2022

AfroTech Conference Schedule: Make The Most Of Your Time At This Year's Preeminent Black In Tech Conference

The AfroTech Conference schedule has been released. And, needless to say, it proves that some things are worth the wait. After nearly two years of virtual conferences, thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Blavity family is pleased to announce the return of an in-person gathering for the preeminent Black in tech conference in the United States. The AfroTech Conference schedule features fireside chats with thought leaders and intimate performances with some of the industry’s hottest artists. What’s more, it’s a chance to connect with a global community of more than 20,000 Black tech innovators during a series of digital and in-person events filled with dynamic programming on emerging trends, networking opportunities with industry leaders, and conversations with top tech recruiters. The 2022 installment of the conference will take place from November 13-17, 2022, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Tickets are on sale now and are available for every budget and...

Oct 19, 2022