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Former Educator Jesse Williams Uses His Passion For Education To Promote Self-Learning Through New Trivia App

True education starts at home, and Jesse Williams is on a mission to ensure that learning is fun for everyone involved.

Shanique Yates

Mar 24, 2023

Jesse Williams, VISIBILITY Release New Trivia Game To 'Shift The Dynamic Of Self-Education'

In a new trivia app called Homeschooled, Jesse Williams and VISIBILITY are collaborating to make learning fun.

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 28, 2023

Founder Of Scholly Christopher Gray And Actor Jesse Williams Team Up To Help Students Become Debt Free

Students will now have a chance to pursue higher education without the burden of crippling debt, and it’s all made possible thanks to a new partnership between award-winning mobile application Scholly and American actor Jesse Williams. According to a press release provided to AfroTech, the initiative — Pay It Off Fund — will allow four students to secure up to $25,000 each to pay off their student loan debts.  

Samantha Dorisca

May 19, 2022

These Founders Are Proving 'Who You Learn From Matters' With Their Online Education Platform Assemble

Many of the successful trailblazers from past generations, up until now, are praised for creating their path to success. Although such stories are inspiring to the masses, the likelihood for most aspiring career professionals to reach a similar fate without external guidance isn’t the norm, and t ech investor and entrepreneur Cortney Woodruff and music executive veteran Cortez Bryant are aware of that. To provide that external guidance and help the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community gain access to mentorship to jumpstart their careers, they created Assemble, an online educational platform with courses from Black and brown experts and innovators. With Woodruff as Assemble’s CEO and Cortez alongside him as its president, they aim to lead as the first platform to purposely highlight successful BIPOC professionals in their respective fields and showcase their journeys to a wide audience online. “I just had this idea to do something that was a bit bigger than just...

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 26, 2021

Actor Jesse Williams’ Visibility Media Launches Gaming App to Celebrate and Explore Latinx Culture

Latinx culture is often seen as overlooked and neglected when it comes to celebrating it across mainstream media. Hence why actor, activist, and entrepreneur Jesse Williams’ Visibility Media company has launched a new gaming app as its latest rollout honoring cultures across the diaspora. After successfully launching BLeBRiTY — an award-winning Afrocentric trivia gaming app — Williams and his colleagues — conceptual artist Glenn Kaino and former Apple, Nike and NBA Latin America exec Arturo Nuñez — felt their newest app, “Ya Tú Sabes,” was the next step in bringing forth another revolutionary app that’s now uniting Latinx and American culture. Courtesy Graphic “Our vision is simply to develop and produce content to media that’s inclusive and actually representative of cultures that we value and see ourselves in,” Williams told AfroTech. “We wanted to make sure that we’re always building products that celebrate and center us first, and include as many people as we can in the...

Njera Perkins

Mar 9, 2021

Online Education Platform BeGreatTV Closes $450K Seed Investment, Lands Tiffany Haddish As Investor

This online education platform is encouraging us all to be great — literally! BeGreatTV has closed a $450,000 seed investment with Stand Together Ventures Lab (STVL3, LLC) as one of the first to invest, alongside Backstage Capital founder, Arlan Hamilton, and SOSV, according to a press release. Initial investors also include actress and comedian, Tiffany Haddish, celebrity stylist, Law Roach, and music executive, Mack Maine. Led by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Cortney Woodruff, President Cortez Bryant, and Chief of Philanthropy Avrell Stokes, BeGreatTV is on a mission to enable people to learn from talented Black and brown leaders and innovators. “It’s really about having something that is embedded with a sense of commonality and trust,” founder and CEO Cortney Woodruff told AfroTech. “If a person is able to find someone that looks like them, that they admire, respect and can learn from, they will more likely embrace the information being presented to them and develop a sense of...

Shanique Yates

Feb 16, 2021

Actor Jesse Williams Invests in Black-Led Banking Platform Greenwood to Champion Financial Empowerment

Actor and community activist Jesse Williams has become the latest investor to join Greenwood’s financial empowerment efforts. Greenwood — the new digital banking platform for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs and small businesses — recently launched to help repair the hole in Atlanta’s finance market with the help of rapper Killer Mike, former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, and Bounce TV founder Ryan Glover. Williams has now signed on to help the digital bank carry out its mission to strengthen the economy for communities of color. “I’m excited to join the Greenwood team and work to advance economic prosperity for people of color,” he said in a statement . “The time has come for Black and Latinx communities in America to strengthen our economic condition and influence. By increasing access to essential banking services and financial education, Greenwood is a key part of that movement.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Greenwood (@bankgreenwood) Williams is most known for...

Njera Perkins

Nov 19, 2020