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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...

Mar 9, 2021

JPMorgan Chase Reveals $30B Plan To Serve Black and Latinx Communities

JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced this week a $30 billion plan to advance racial equity and help remedy the country’s racial wealth gap over the next five years, as it relates mainly to underserved Black and Latinx communities, CNBC reports . According to CNBC , the bank’s pledge includes a combination of loans, investments, and philanthropy efforts that is expected to stretch beyond its normal course of business. The banking institution shared that barriers within the U.S.’ financial structures has generated profound racial inequalities that have been especially apparent amid the COVID-19 pandemic. JPMorgan Chase’s new commitment arrives to help drive more inclusive measures for the economy’s recovery efforts and eliminate systemic racism. “Systemic racism is a tragic part of America’s history,” said Jamie Dimon — Chairman and CEO, MDIs JPMorgan Chase & Co. — in a press statement . “We can do more and do better to break down systems that have propagated racism and widespread economic...

Oct 9, 2020