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Apple Opens First-Of-Its-Kind Academy In Detroit To Create Opportunities For Diverse Developers

The opportunities in Detroit, MI are about to be endless thanks to Apple and its latest move. In partnership with Michigan State University, the tech giant has officially opened the doors to its first US Developer Academy, where diverse developers and entrepreneurs will gain resources to positively impact their communities. As a first-of-its-kind facility, the Detroit Apple Developer Academy will be home to an inaugural class of over 100 students ages 18 to 60. Each student will gain comprehensive app development and entrepreneurial training within a 10-month span. “We believe apps for everyone should be designed by everyone, and that all aspiring developers and entrepreneurs should have the opportunity to be a part of the thriving app economy,” shared Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, in a press release provided to AfroTech. “Detroit has an incredible entrepreneurial spirit, powered by creativity and inclusion, and we’re thrilled to...

Shanique Yates

Oct 8, 2021

Twitter Imagines Tupac As An Animated Character Thanks To An App And Of Course It Goes Viral

Black creativity wins again! When it comes to the Internet, we are always sure to start or take a trend to the next level and this time it’s the late Tupac, who’s been the topic of conversation across social media. Just two days after the world honored what would’ve been the Hip-Hop legend’s 50th birthday, an animated version of the “How Do You Want It” emcee made its way around the web. On Friday (June 18), a clip of a scene between the late rapper and Omar Epps surfaced — except Tupac had been turned into a cartoon. A Twitter user captioned the post, “They said if Juice was made by Pixar.” They said if Juice was made by Pixar y’all relax ??? pic.twitter.com/QJwL8mGjJn — Highkage DarkMagiXian (@TallDarkNAnson) June 18, 2021 As you can see, it was accompanied by a video of the scene from the 1992 cult classic where Bishop, portrayed by Tupac, and Q, played by Epps, had an intense discussion after he had been avoiding him after he shot their friend Raheem, played by Khalil Kain....

Shanique Yates

Jun 21, 2021

Every Mobile App Black Women Entrepreneurs Need No Matter What

Black female entrepreneurs need to be ready at a moment’s notice. Between juggling a packed calendar, and being on the go constantly, time management and productivity are of the utmost importance on the path to success. Thus, the right mobile apps are essential to achieving everyday goals. Whether you need to send an email to a client, design an Instagram Story in the back of an Uber or find the perfect Black-owned lunch café for a business meeting, apps will give you 24/7 access to the technology that will help run your business (and your world) smoothly. Here are nine apps you’ll need every day — no matter where you are. Vimeo Create From Instagram to LinkedIn, social media is filled with aesthetically pleasing visuals to promote a product, send a motivational message, and everything in between. With Vimeo Create , you can design high-impact videos with the app’s easy-to-use, custom templates. Make the perfect shots even better and try it for free. Canva Similar to Vimeo Create,...

Niki McGloster

Mar 9, 2020

Check Out The New Self-Care App Created By Black Men With The Nurturing Touch Of A Black Mother

Mental health and wellness are often unspoken of in the African American community, especially amongst Black men. However, what was once a taboo topic of discussion is slowly being addressed and those suffering in silence can finally get the help they need. getelevateapp.com Globally, nearly 350 million people will struggle with depression this year. Women are largely diagnosed with depression, while men are commonly diagnosed with chronic stress. Mental health issues impact people of all ages. It’s no doubt that stress, depression, and anxiety are indeed difficult to deal with. However, with the help of therapy, self-care, and a strong support system, the road to mental health is closer than you think. That’s where the new black-owned self-care app, Elevate , comes in. Aaron Warrick, Greg Wilson, and Dante’ Wade, Created by Aaron Warrick, Greg Wilson, and Dante’ Wade, the Elevate app serves as a personal guide to mental, physical, and emotional success. It equips users with the...

Stephanie Ogbogu

Feb 22, 2020

You Can Now Watch kweliTV On More Streaming Platforms

If you’re looking for somewhere to watch curated content from the diaspora, kweliTV is your solution — and now you can access the streaming service on even more platforms . According to Technical.ly DC , kweliTV is now available on Apple TV, Google Play, Roku, Amazon Fire and iOS because, as founder DeShuna Spencer put it, “Our goal is to make sure that we’re able to make it easier for them to watch our content.” Kweli means “truth” in Swahili, and through the content on the platform, some true, authentic black experiences are being shared. The service launched out of beta in September of last year, and today it boasts more than 200 films and documentaries that amplify the voices of black people across the globe. Spencer also said that kweliTV is working on programs that will connect subscribers to black-women-owned businesses, showing the company’s commitment to supporting the culture in more ways than one. Find out more about kweliTV here.

Christine Cauthen

Jul 25, 2018