Welcome to Wednesday.
Tomorrow night I’ll be live on the Blacks in Technology podcast show sharing my story and discussing the impetus behind ThePLUG with host Greg Greenlee.
Greg created the BIT platform to increase the visibility and participation of PoC in tech through community, media, mentorship, and stewardship.
The show kicks off at 9pm EST Thursday evening. Join in.
On the ball.
Alphabet’s David Drummond Has Left Uber’s Board Over Conflict of Interest on Self-Driving Cars
The move was confirmed after reports said Drummond had been “shut out” of Uber’s board meetings.
JOHANA BHUIYAN | RECODE
Top 10 African Americans in the Video Game Industry
Only 2.5% of game developers are of color. In spite of the paucity of their visibility, Black Enterprise highlights 10 names we need to know.
SAMARA LYNN | BLACK ENTERPRISE
President Barack Obama Will Guest-Edit WIRED’s November Issue
For this completely bespoke issue, he wants to focus on the future—on the next hurdles that humanity will need to overcome to move forward.
ROBERT CAPPS | WIRED
Facebook’s Zuckerberg Visits Nigeria On First Sub-Saharan Africa Trip
Facebook has a keen interest in Africa, which is seen by many as the new growth market as more and more consumers come online using mobile devices. The vast majority of Facebook users in Nigeria – and through Africa – are on mobile.
TOBY SHAPSHAK | FORBES
American Family Insurance Taps Derek Jeter and John Legend
The campaign will also include radio and digital advertising. American Family, which spent $194.5 million on measured media in the U.S. last year.
ADRIANNA PASUERELLI | ADAGE