The talk surrounding Sean “Diddy” Combs allegedly not paying his artists has been circulating for quite some time now, but he’s finally clearing the air.
Oct 5, 2022
The term “blerd” refers to the Black nerd. From anime culture to the infatuation with shows like “Game of Thrones,” the uptick of Black people being involved in and profoundly supporting what is considered “nerd culture” is growing. And because none of this is particularly new, many can pinpoint the fictional character “Dwayne Wayne” of “A Different World” as the 90s blerd of the decade. Kadeem Hardison is the man behind it all. From the flip-up glasses to the fascination with technology, Hardison’s character gave representation to those who may not have seen themselves on screen often. His ability to act out the range of nuances Hardison’s character represents made the opportunity to find a deeper community at an HBCU even more appealing. Another significant facet of “Dwayne Wayne” was his on-screen romance with “Whitely Gilbert,” portrayed by Jasmine Guy. Their love story is often termed as relationship goals, and no matter what you think about them in that regard, their on-air...
Sep 27, 2022
Not only is media personality Angela Yee making moves on the airwaves, but she is building an empire, one business at a time. When she isn’t being a voice for the culture, whether it’s on the nationally syndicated show “The Breakfast Club” or through her own podcast, “Lip Service,” Angela is driving change in the community. From Juices for Life to Coffee Uplifts People (CUP), as an entrepreneur, Angela is intentional, which is why she is on a mission for each business to serve a greater cause. Through her businesses, the community has access to nutrition, financial literacy and more. Angela Yee stopped by AfroTech to dish on her journey to entrepreneurship, how the culture and community always come first, and more!
Oct 6, 2021
CÎROC is committed to Black businesses 365 days a year! As Black Business Month comes to an end, Diddy’s premium Vodka brand is doubling down on its commitment to Black businesses all year long! On Aug. 31, CÎROC launched its latest initiative which aims to support Black excellence and achievement.
Aug 31, 2021
Charlamagne Tha God remains committed to elevating conversations surrounding Black mental health. According to Business Wire, The Radio Hall of Fame inductee and one of the most influential voices in modern culture has announced the launch of the Mental Wealth Alliance (MWA)– a foundation created to accelerate, destigmatize and center state-of-the-art mental health care and outreach across the country. MWA is also his way of building a long-term system that provides generational support for Black communities. “My founding of the Mental Wealth Alliance is the manifestation of a deeply personal vision,” said The Breakfast Club host in a press statement. “I believe improving Black mental health is a core tenet of restoring souls, igniting wealth, and inspiring upliftment for Black America.” A product of Charlamagne’s vision, the new groundbreaking effort is set to not only partner with Black-led organizations and experts, but MWA will also raise $100 million over the next five years to...
Feb 11, 2021