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HBCU Harris–Stowe State University Creates College Of STEM To Meet Demand For 'The Fastest Growing Degree Field' On Campus

Harris-Stowe State University has created a new college to diversify the STEM sector in Missouri.

Feb 21, 2023

This Couple Founded ANJEL Tech To Turn Smartphones Into Lifelines For The Black Community

Bouncing off the plan to create a modern-day Green Book, a guide for African Americans who were seeking places they could safely reside during the Jim Crow period, ANJEL Tech was bloomed. Designed by James A. Samuel, Jr. alongside his wife Evelyn Samuel in October of 2020, the powerful body camera is designed to turn one’s smartphone into a lifeline. As a Black woman, when ANJEL Tech was brought to my attention, I was automatically intrigued. Every day, when I scroll through social media, another Black woman is missing and there appear to be no traces of her whereabouts. According to reports, last year alone nearly 183,000 Black individuals went missing and of those nearly 100,000 Black women vanished. These statistics are frightening when you consider the cries of these individuals are often met with silence and their families left with unanswered questions. ANJEL Tech puts the power back into the hands of victims and their families by storing live streams of the incident into a...

Nov 15, 2021

Meet the Millennial Leveraging Entrepreneurship and Ownership Through His Brand, More Than A 9 To 5

Timothy Webb, Jr. started lifestyle brand — More Than A 9 To 5 —  to generate more conversations around Black people’s mindset surrounding financial literacy, ownership, gentrification, and beyond. However, Webb has managed to do more than just create conversations. The 30-year-old is now actually taking problems like gentrification into his own hands through the real estate industry all while still working his day job. Outside of being in constant relationship with others, as someone who’s well-versed in the tech space, working for companies like GE and currently a company that supports cybersecurity for the federal government, he also uses his technology background to run his business. Whether it’s securing rental payments for his property through their electronic web portal or building his own website for his company, More Than A 9 To 5, Webb is equipped with the knowledge to keep things running both at the forefront and in background. “I think so many people hide behind a title...

Nov 27, 2020

Top-Ranking Telecom Company Black & Veatch Names Digital Strategist Irvin Bishop, Jr. As CIO

To enhance customer experience and program execution, Black & Veatch just announced digital strategist and technology leader, Irvin Bishop, Jr., as their Chief Information Officer (CIO), in a press release . The move comes as the company works to increase focus on analytics, robust customer experience programs, digital transformation, and the acceleration of distributed projects, workforces, and assets. “Irvin has a strong record of driving innovation to effectively implement digital transformation, improve the customer experience and deliver bottom-line performance in emerging companies as well as within the world’s leading brands,” said Black & Veatch CEO, Steve Edwards, according to the release. “His focus on transformative technologies enabled some of the world’s most recognized brands to strengthen relationships with clients, partners, and consumers, and will be critical to supporting Black & Veatch’s global growth strategies.” Bringing with him a unique blend of technology and...

Sep 16, 2020