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Michigan State's Mel Tucker Set To Become The Highest-Paid Black Head Coach In Sports

Michigan State University (MSU) and Head Football Coach Mel Tucker are reportedly closing in on a groundbreaking deal, a deal that would not only make him the highest-paid Big Ten football coach but also cement Mel Tucker as the highest-paid Black head coach in sports. Tucker is currently in his second year of a contract signed with MSU back in February of 2020, where he is earning $5.56 million per year. Despite being in the early stages of the agreement, the new negotiations follow after Tucker’s name has been in the basket for a slew of coaching vacancies at other institutions. Most recently a position at Louisiana State University, which would become available by the end of this season as current head coach, Ed Orgeron’s contract has been terminated for undisclosed reasons. Michigan State seems to be making it clear that they want Tucker for the long term with a reported deal that will grant the Cleveland native $95 million over 10 years, according to an undisclosed source who...

Nov 18, 2021

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...

Oct 8, 2021