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Ludacris Donates $10K To Daddy-Daughter Duo Behind App Connecting Incarcerated Parents To Their Kids

When a family member becomes incarcerated, there becomes a disconnect, especially when that person’s a mother or father. Thankfully, as AfroTech previously reported, Jay’Aina “Jay Jay” Patton and her father Antoine, an ex-prisoner, developed Photo Patch, a program and mobile app that connects imprisoned parents to their children. Due to their personal experience with the unjust and oppressive prison system, Jay Jay and Antoine are now changing the way that children can communicate with their loved ones who are currently incarcerated. On a recent appearance on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the founders gave more insight on the company’s mission, which is also to help more girls of color get into tech. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ellen DeGeneres (@theellenshow) “Right now, I’m on a mission to help 10,000 girls of color get into the world of tech and start their career path,” shared Jay Jay. “Just for me, there’s not much representation of people who look like me in the...

Shanique Yates

Oct 14, 2021

15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Trey Brown Opens His Second Clothing Store

This teen entrepreneur continues to level up! According to REVOLT , Philadelphia native Trey Brown has made another major move to expand his growing empire. The 15-year-old CEO and founder of SPERGO, a boutique fashion collection for men, women, and children, is opening up his second store in Pentagon City Mall in Washington D.C. He also announced his partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers as part of their Buy Black Program. “I started SPERGO three years ago, and I never would have imagined that I would be officially stamped a 76ers partner by my home basketball team,” said Brown in an interview with Baller Alert. SPERGO’s first store was opened in his home of Philadelphia thanks to a $25,000 grant from Diddy when they appeared together on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2020. In 2018, Brown used a $178 gift received on his 12th birthday to start SPERGO and now his mother anticipates that the brand will earn $2 million this year. He launched the store to empower youth and to be an...

Shanique Yates

Jun 14, 2021