Starting new this Monday.

 

I flew back into Charlotte Saturday morning. By that afternoon I stood in Marshall Park with hundreds of Charlotteans side by side peacefully expressing our pain, anger, and weight of the injustice being felt around this world.

It made me think deeply of why our voices matter, and how the advent of social media and constructs have allowed us to document our own versions of history during the most critical movements of our time. There is no more hiding of institutional racism, xenophobia, or silencing of vulnerable and exploited communities in the dark corners and back alleys of society.

Citizen journalism has made a mighty way forward.

No wavering allowed,
Sherrell

 

 

Putting Underinvested Communities on Big Investors’ Radar
Lisa M. Jones has worked to build the US Treasury’s CDFI Bond Guarantee program which has given 16 community development financial institutions​, or CDFIs, access to $852 million in low-cost, flexible, long-term capital which have provided the capital to finance projects like affordable housing, health care facilities daycare centers, and more.

 

OSCAR PERRY ABELLO | NEXT CITY

 
Beyoncé’s Biggest Project Yet: CEO
The Queen of Pop has reshuffled her management team, created a record label, signed new acts and invested in new companies.

 

NEIL SHAH | WSJ

 

[PODCAST] Behind the Brilliance 104: Monique Woodard
The venture partner at 500 Startups and one of few black female VCs discusses her early days in the music business, her path toward entrepreneurship, and landing the coveted VC role.

 

LISA NICOLDE BELL

 
Two Global Brands Are Helping Haiti Turn Its Trash Into An Industry
HP and Timberland will take Haiti’s plastic and recycle it.

 

ADELE PETERS | FASTCO EXIST

 
Delaware CIO: Broadband Is the Great Enabler
At the annual NASCIO conference in Orlando, Fla., Collins explained that even though Delaware ranks high when it comes to broadband access, there’s still more work to do.

 

NOELLE KNELL | GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY