Rajah Caruth’s love of fast cars extends back a long time. He says, “… I would watch races on TV, and play NASCAR video games. I watched my first race when I was 12.” This love of fast cars has put the 20-year-old Winston-Salem University Junior on the path to becoming the GOAT of NASCAR racing. Rajah, who came into professional racing by way of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, is one of only a handful of Black professional NASCAR drivers, and he’s already had a big impact on the sport. From finishing 3rd in the 2021 ARCA Menards Series East to grabbing three late model stock car wins in the same year, he’s accomplished so much in his four year NASCAR career. He believes that having the right set of tools has set him up for success, including the right tech and being in the right environment. He spoke with Blavity about the future of NASCAR and the importance of diversity in the sport. He acknowledges that both he and NASCAR have a long way to go, and we’re all geeked to see...
Sep 23, 2022
It’s hard to imagine the world without the internet. The web allows us to stay in touch with the people we care about most, connect to the world around us and indulge in our favorite activities. Far from the luxury it once was, most people rely on the internet to help run their day-to-day lives. Whether you’re binge-watching your favorite show on a streaming app, live streaming gameplay or video chatting with your bestie about your next baecation, there’s no such thing as too much internet bandwidth to keep your tech running smoothly. Xfinity wants to provide the best internet connection to help you live your best life.
Sep 19, 2022
Just in time for the back-to-school season, we’re dropping our favorite HBCU-centric shows and movies to give viewers a peek at life on historically Black college campuses. This curation of TV shows, movies and more offers something for everyone interested in learning about HBCUs, their campus cultures and their contributions to Black culture at large. So grab some snacks, settle in and get into them.
Sep 15, 2022
If you think every beauty guru and their mother is all about diversity these days, and every beauty brand has popped up with a million foundation shades overnight, you might be on to something. Unfortunately, it hasn’t always been this way. For decades the beauty industry has all but ignored Black women, especially those with darker skin. The tides, however, are turning. The push toward a more inclusive beauty industry comes on the heels of content creators and entrepreneurs who were forced to forge their own paths, and in turn, forced the beauty industry to sit up and take notice. These creatives have shaped the beauty industry, from makeup tutorials on YouTube to natural hair care line launches. It is this shaping that the docuseries “The Black Beauty Effect”, created in partnership with Comcast Xfinity, will explore in detail. The documentary brings together some of the most well-respected voices in the beauty community to pay homage to the beauty industry titans who paved the...
Sep 12, 2022
Bubba Wallace and Leidos are back again with a new partnership! Leidos, a Fortune 500 science and technology leader, is now a primary partner for 23XI, according to a press release. The company first backed the NASCAR phenomena in 2016 during two seasons of his Xfinity Series career. Now, the dynamic duo is joining forces once more for the 2022 Cup Series Season.
Jan 4, 2022