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Black Innovation Alliance, Village Capital Announce Nationwide Initiative to Support Founders of Color

Over the past few months, organizations across industries have come together to brainstorm ways they can pool their resources to uplift and support Black and brown entrepreneurs. This week, Black Innovation Alliance — an entity comprised of support organizations that serve Black innovators — and VC firm Village Capital announced the launch of a new initiative called Resource, a nationwide effort that strives to amplify entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) that are led by and focused on founders of color, TechCrunch reports. Resource — a coalition made up of companies like Moody’s, The Sorenson Impact Foundation, Travelers and UBS — is supported by a national coalition of funders that are dedicated to entrepreneurs of color. According to TechCrunch, the initiative’s mission is to lend support to local accelerator programs and incubators to build a healthy, flourishing ecosystem of leadership with Black and brown founders helming it. “We want to make sure that those accelerators...

Njera Perkins

Apr 8, 2021

Women of Color Work Alongside Issa Rae to Develop 'Insecure: The Come Up Game'

Insecure season four is upon us! The first episode, “Lowkey Feelin’ Myself,” is set to air on April 12, and I’m sure we are all looking forward to Issa Dee’s ionic mirror raps. As we wait for the premiere, Glow Up Games has come in clutch with the release of its “ Insecure: The Come Up Game “ where you can gas yourself up just like Issa. Glow Up Games is a research and development studio centered around using AI, AR/VR, games, and other innovative technologies to tell diverse stories. The tech company is founded by three women of color including Mitu Khandaker, Tara Mustapha, and Latoya Peterson. Glow Up Games prides itself on creating experiences that are relatable to players of diverse backgrounds. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Glow Up Games ✨ ( The free mobile game allows you to create a sim and live life in LA just like the cast of “Insecure.” The game also features a rap word game that allows players to create raps and share them with friends....

Devin Crudup

Mar 31, 2020