Friday has it coming.
The internet serves me well. But first let me back track. In Wednesday’s newsletter, I shared details of my experience engaging with a police officer that had been called to remove two young men I invited into the lobby of my building. They were charging their phones, talking with staff, and from my understanding, we’re being respectful. Unfortunately, they made someone feel uncomfortable and thus, the police were called.
Many of you reached out to me to express your sentiments on the situation, and also called attention to the need for expanding mentorship in our communities.
Good news! The young men have since returned and a few coworkers and I have teamed together to help these young develop their resumes and get connected with community groups. They both indicated an interest in engineering and robotics.
Yesterday, I asked the internet for help. And true to the testament of incredible beings such as yourself, the internet delivered.
After sending out a call for laptops for the young boys, retweets and shares abounded. Within the course of an hour, Joe Randolph texted me with a tracking number for laptops for the young boys. Charles Hunt connected me with the leadership team at 100 Black Men of Charlotte for the boys to get introduced to local mentors.
You all are remarkable.
Team work.
Sherrell

 

 

[PODCAST] What Goes into the Making of a Venture Capitalist?
Stefanie Thomas of Impact America Fund describes the pathway of passionately pursuing purpose.

 

SIDE HUSTLE PRO

 


How Sprinklr CEO Ragy Thomas Rasied $105 Million Without a Single PowerPoint Presentation
Like many other companies raising large late-stage rounds, Sprinklr didn’t rely on the traditional Silicon Valley crowd to get this deal done.

 

KIMBERLY WEISUL | INC

 

Netflix previews ‘Luke Cage’ and more Marvel at Comic-Con
Luke Cage is due September 30th, and its teaser trailer brings about a minute and a half of Mike Colter fighting bad guys in hallways.

 

RICHARD LAWLER | ENGADGET

 

Nashville Health-Care Entrepreneurs, Village Capital Team Up
Village Capital, an investment nonprofit focused on global issues, will be working with Nashville health-care entrepreneurs to provide digital solutions targeting low-income patients as part of a partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

 

JAMIE MCGEE | TENNESSEAN

 

Twitter’s Famous Racist Problem
Mass campaigns of abuse and harassment have posed a problem for Twitter for years.

 

ROBINSON MEYER | THE ATLANTIC

 

Get our daily newsletter delivered to your inbox when you subscribe here.