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AT&T Honors 'Future Makers' By Awarding The Inaugural Class Of HBCU Students $125K

AT&T continues to lead the charge when it comes to paving the way for future Black changemakers! The network has announced the top 25 honorees from its inaugural Dream in Black Rising Future Makers class made up of students who currently attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “This year’s applicants were the strongest submissions we’ve received to date and their stories spoke to the core mission we seek to amplify through our AT&T Dream In Black initiatives,” said Angela Burgin, AT&T Director of Marketing and Special Experiences in an official press release shared with AfroTech. “We are thrilled to recognize this dynamic group of students for their amazing accomplishment and support them in furthering their dreams as future leaders in their communities.”

Nov 30, 2021

La La Anthony Invests In LEUNE, A Luxury Cannabis Brand Addressing Social Injustice

La La Anthony wears many hats — businesswoman, actress, television personality, author, and investor. According to a press release, in her latest venture, she put on her investor hat with an investment in LEUNE, a California-born cannabis brand — founded by Nidhi Lucky Handa — with a focus on shedding light on social injustice. “LEUNE is honored to be part of the cannabis community – the constant excitement and growth potential is part of what keeps us dancing on our toes. We also realize that being in our industry comes with a platform – an ability to use our voice and help bring awareness to social injustice and inspire true, positive change. There is a mountain of work to be done, and beyond the fad buzzwords and headlines of the week, we’re here for as long as it takes,” the company website says. One of LEUNE’s recent actions include a partnership with the Last Prisoner Project, an organization working to end marijuana convictions. In January of 2021, the company launched an...

Sep 7, 2021