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Social Media Can Be Fake, But This Founder Aims To Change That By Recreating The Human Experience With Inpathy

In today’s world, it’s no secret that social media is only a small reflection of what our reality truly looks like. From MySpace days to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more, most modern social media platforms have been treated as highlight reels of our lives. But is this a realistic portrayal of the human experience? Artist and tech startup founder Ziarekenya Smith would say, not at all, considering most platforms today do not allow space for people to be fully transparent about both the good and bad events that happen in their lives. This is why he set out to change this with his platform Inpathy. Inpathy is described as a “first-of-its-kind online space designed to deliver the human experience to millions of people worldwide by encouraging transparency, normalizing moods and showing people, it’s okay to express yourself.” Per Smith, the goal of the platform is to “recreate the human experience” to foster a more balanced environment for interactions between people online. Prior...

Jul 21, 2021

Through Black Tech Street, Tyrance Billingsley II Plans to Boost the Black Tech Community In Tulsa

On the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre on June 1, Tyrance Billingsley II decided to launch an organization to aid Black entrepreneurs living in the area once known as Black Wall Street . The native Black Tulsan entrepreneur teamed up with SecondMuse to launch Black Tech Street , a national initiative and tech hub on a mission to mobilize resources and companies to build a community for Black-owned technology companies. “I am a born and raised Tulsa entrepreneur, ecosystem builder and community leader. I excel in visioning and convening people to work together toward building collective progress,” Billingsley told AfroTech. “I am passionate about the tech industry and envisioning ways we can use technology to enhance quality of life.” SecondMuse has a decade of experience incubating entrepreneurial ecosystems to create equitable economies. With 13 global offices, the global innovation company will be lending personnel and resources to Billingsley to execute Black Tech Street’s...

Jul 3, 2021

This Black-Owned Tech Company Aims to Prevent Police Brutality Through Its Mobile App MyOneOne

This technology company is on a mission to prevent police brutality. According to Black Business, WestMason — a Black-owned, design and development studio based in Orlando — announced the launch of its first mobile app, MyOneOne. The new mobile experience — now available on Android and iOS — will provide a personal security network made up of the friends and families of its users. Due to the problem of minorities who are constantly over-policed and far too often persecuted in their own homes and neighborhood, MyOneOne will give them the opportunity to not only protect themselves but their loved ones too.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by MyOneOne (@myoneoneapp) When in danger, users of the app can quickly alert their lifeline and livestream directly from their device. The platform also has a location and chat option and leverages current and future technology to form a community that looks out for itself — something it says previous security applications don’t do....

Mar 26, 2021