Snoop Dogg is not happy with how streaming giants compensate Black creators.
Aug 9, 2023
Fresh off winning “Best Breakthrough Athlete” at the ESPY Awards (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly), Louisiana State University’s Angel Reese has followed up with news that she is leveraging her platform to start her own foundation.
Jul 14, 2023
Actor Michael B. Jordan is all about using his position in Hollywood to improve outcomes for underrepresented voices.
Jul 12, 2023
A diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leader at Uber has been reprimanded after hosting an event for white women who are offended by the term “Karen.”
May 22, 2023
LeBron James’ move to join the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) may be set to pay off in the long term.
Mar 10, 2023
Candace Parker is helping adidas keep its promise to student-athletes.
Jul 27, 2022
James Harden is making a grand entrance into the wine space. View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Harden (@jharden13)
Jul 20, 2022
Black Future Weekend, a three-day conference promoting equity in tech , is here. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Black Future Weekend (@blackfutureweekend)
Jun 24, 2022
This president is opening the doors for creative leaders to get their big start! Serving since 1998, Dr . Joyce F. Brown has held the title of president at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Dr. Brown is also the first Black and female president to hold the position. Throughout Dr. Brown’s career trajectory she strives to empower and transform the lives of the youth, placing education, and opportunity at the forefront. Plus, Dr. Brown’s most recent efforts continue to be a reflection of her commitment to a more progressive society for the future generation of industry leaders. Students attending FIT are being further supported after the announcement of The Social Justice Center (SJC), which aims to diversify and strengthen the employment pipeline for minority communities. For Dr. Brown, the move is timely as she recalls various funds being thrown at issues disproportionately affecting Black communities following George Floyd’s death. Despite backing from businesses,...
Mar 29, 2022
Have you ever been on the hunt to find good-quality images of people of color but didn’t really have much luck? This founder is on a mission to help. To change that reality and showcase representation, Steve Jones launched a diverse media agency embracing the distinct and touching stories of minority groups overlooked by the media. The ideation for a media agency began in 2013. Jones’ career was small-business focused and aimed to help businesses build and execute high-impact experiences through engaging digital strategies. Over the tenure of Jones’ career, he noticed it was difficult to find great quality images of minority groups despite the heightened priority for diversity among people and corporations. “We go to work, we wear suits, we dress professionally, we have different styles, and different ways that we look. Yet, there was no place you could find these variations in looks and people,” Steve Jones told AfroTech. Once Jones closed his company, The Circl, in 2017, he...
Dec 14, 2021
Triller, the app that is best known for working with the likes of Eminem and the VERZUZ brand, has announced a new equity program for Black creators. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the app has launched a funding program that will provide Black creators posting on the app $2,000 in cash and $2,000 in company equity per month. The contracts with the creators begin on Jan. 1, and participants are required to sign a one-year contract with the app to qualify for the payments. The program is called the Triller Assembly for Black Creators, and more details about it can be found here. The objective of Assembly for Black Creators is to empower Black creators and talent to deepen the pipeline of Black-owned content across entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, sports and other genres available to consumer brands for integration and advertising opportunities. Creators who are participating in the program are required to post eight videos to Triller per month and eight different posts with...
Nov 22, 2021
Fresh off an impressive WNBA finals run, Skylar Diggins-Smith is striving to level the playing field on a new court. The Phoenix Mercury guard will be partnering with investment platform Public to steer conversations centered around women’s pay equity and building wealth. A partnership of this sort is nothing new for someone like Diggins-Smith, who has been a prominent advocate for the pay gap between men’s and women’s sports. She continues to place herself in positions to invest in a more equitable future for all women. “During my time in the WNBA, I’ve thought a lot and spoken up about how to improve our pay equity as players. But this is an important conversation to have outside of sports, too,” Skylar Diggins-Smith told AfroTech exclusively. “Investing in the stock market can be a great way to build long-term wealth, and I’m excited to work with Public to help the next generation of investors, especially women of color, start investing in the public markets and themselves.” As a...
Nov 2, 2021
On screen, Storm Reid has an impressive work portfolio that includes “A Wrinkle in Time,” “When They See Us,” and “12 Years a Slave.” And even when she’s not playing a role on screen as the Hollywood actress is still bringing attention to prominent social issues. “I’m all about the equity work and being civically engaged to facilitate the integrity of life within a community, whether you’re doing that politically or non-politically. I choose to do it non-politically,” Reid shared in an interview with Pop Sugar in 2020. Now, Storm Reid’s newest front is re-visiting the sneaker scene as the newest face of New Balance to revitalize the confidence of young women on their journey toward self-confidence. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Storm Reid (@stormreid) “New Balance and I share the belief that women should have the confidence to pursue all of their interests,” Storm Reid says in a press release. “I’m thrilled that the brand has chosen to support me as a perfectly...
Oct 27, 2021
Dawn Staley is officially the highest-paid head coach in NCAA Women’s Basketball, thanks to a seven-year contract totaling $22.4 million to continue her position with The University of South Carolina. Since her tenure at the University dating back 13 seasons, the Hall of Famer has flipped the conversation surrounding the women’s basketball program due to their impressive statistics. They are one of only three programs that were featured in half of the last six NCAA Final Fours (as of this writing) in which they took home the trophy in 2017. Under Staley’s reign, the team was the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament five times and racked up an impressive 25 weeks at the top spot in the Associated Press Poll. And, these accomplishments are merely scratching the surface for how the recent Olympic Champion has transformed The University of South Carolina’s women’s basketball program. “Dawn Staley is one of the nation’s top coaches, regardless of the sport,” Ray Tanner, South Carolina...
Oct 26, 2021
In order for the Black community to thrive financially, it is imperative to have people who look like us on the inside working on our behalf! That’s where Malcolm Etheridge and his lesson on equity comes in. Etheridge is not only a certified financial planner, but a mastermind behind insurance, investment portfolio development, retirement planning, stock options, tax planning, and a plethora of other executive benefits. During the latest episode of AfroTech’s Black Tech Green Money, Etheridge, who also happens to be a speaker — and blogger –joined host Will Lucas to discuss all things equity — for the Black community, of course. “We talk so much in our community about equity and as you know equity is a big part of the tech ecosystem,” shared Etheridge. “One of the things many companies do to get great talent is provide equity on top of salaries.” He further explains just how equity levels the playing field within the workforce whether you’re someone who works in tech or not. “So...
Aug 4, 2021