Welcome to Monday.

We’re gearing up for another exciting #BLKTECHCLT event returning to Charlotte on March 9th. ThePLUG is uniting top talent and tech leaders in the Queen City with innovative resources. Tap into the city’s interactive tech space by connecting with key venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and professionals. Tickets are going fast. Click here to secure your spot.

The last two days of February are here. Make them count. Maximize every opportunity this week.

 
Tyler

 

 

 

African Tech Start-Up Develops Robot to Produce News Stories

Controvert Media created artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles online. The latest ‘bot’ was trialed at the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) football tournament.

 
BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT | CHRONICLE

 

Facebook’s Telecom Infrastructure Project Commits $170M to Startups in Uganda

Facebook said it expects the Uganda project to cover access for more than 3 million people.

 
INGRID LUNDEN | TECH CRUNCH

 

The Gaming World is Introduced to a Black Lives Matter Narrative

As the game was developed, police shootings of black men rose, the Black Lives Matter movement was born, and the development team realized they’d created a game that talked about race in ways that sometimes bridged the gap of history.

 

JUSTIN POTER | NEW YORK TIMES

 

What Does Chicago’s Youngest Tech Talent Think of the City’s Startup Scene?

Going one-on-one with four seniors at Chicago Tech Academy, interning at 1871 startup CodEmoji, Black Tech Mecca, and TechNexus, to hear about their experience in Chicago tech.

 
KARIS HUSTAD | CHICAGO INNO

 

Life as a Black Engineer Student at a PWI

As a black student in this kind of competitive engineering environment, it can seem a bit like survival of the fittest.

 
ADAM WILLIAMS | TEEN VOGUE

 

 

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