Welcome to Thursday.

Black Tech Weekend is finally here. Sherrell is in Miami to capture all of the weekend events and soak up the wealth of knowledge from today’s innovators in Black tech. Be sure to follow her on Twitter and Instagram to see major highlights and exclusive interviews. Next week, we’ll bring you more features and recaps from Black Tech Weekend.

Stay tuned. Keep plugging.



What are your plans on March 9? We’re welcoming ThePlug subscribers and friends to #BLKTECHCLT—Charlotte’s only interactive tech experience designed to jumpstart black entrepreneurs and investors. Tickets are going fast. Click here to secure your spot.


Black-ish’s Season-Long Microsoft Partnership Culminates in Branded Content [VIDEO]

The show’s season-long integration with Microsoft culminates in a 60-second branded content spot featuring star Anthony Anderson in character as Dre that will air during one of the show’s ad pods and continue the storyline from the episode.




Rutgers U.’s Black & Latino Tech Initiative to Help Minority Entrepreneurs Gain Funding

Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED), a research driven, practitioner-oriented program that supports minority entrepreneurs, will present the Black and Latino Tech Initiative Launch (BLT) on Thursday, March 2.



Women Tech Activists Launch Project Include

Project Include was dreamed up by Slack’s Erica Joy Baker and Pinterest’s Tracy Chou, among others.



This Obstacle Course is Designed to Show What it’s Like Being Black at Work

Havas Chicago wanted to do something that would get its employees and the people of Chicago to not only reflect, but also learn a little something about what it’s like to be black in an ad agency today.





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