Our boldness makes amends with Friday.

What’s the preexisting condition for the human condition? 

Last evening, a group of folks decided that access to affordable health care was too much to ask for in a nation where the income gap widens at the similar rates of our apathy. While outrage ensues across the internet streets, I’m mostly asking myself:

Tweet: @_ThePLUGDaily asks: What is the leadership role of tech companies in the wake of #TrumpCare?

Will they build solutions befitting of the masses soon to lose their coverage and/or tax credits? Will they offer adequate benefit coverage to employees with families and health issues, past and present, unwilling to sacrifice their salaries for large premiums?

As we rally to recover from the sheer economic and emotional impact these executive orders will have on our country, our responses and how we adapt through enterprise will document our morality and investment in the future of our industries.

In addition to your feedback on today’s #BLKTECHFRIDAY episode, I want to hear about the buzz in your offices about how companies are responding to this new bill and which options might exist for those feeling unsure of what it means for them.

Resist.
Sherrell

 

The Next Steve Jobs – A Black Woman – Only Gets Funding Crumbs
 Angel Rich wants to revolutionize financial literacy education and level the playing field between those who have money and those who don’t.
GERI STENGEL | FORBES

 

UVA Student Follows STEM Trail from Middle School to Future Ph.D.
Darius Carter followed a path that’s crucial for nurturing young students to choose science, technology, engineering and mathematics for higher education and careers, a path featuring multiple opportunities to engage in STEM learning activities and interact with others who have been successful.
ELIZABETH THIEL MATHER | UVA TODAY

 

Quartz Africa Innovators 2017 on Building Billion Dollar Businesses
Africa is a hub of entrepreneurs and startups, but few companies from the continent have reached the elusive “unicorn” status—a valuation of at least $1 billion.
LILY KUO | QUARTZ

 

Maryland is Pursuing a Racial Equity Test for Its Medical Cannabis Trade
The movement for racial equity in the medical cannabis trade appears to be going bipartisan—last week, Maryland’s Republican governor, Larry Hogan, ordered the state to conduct a study on whether racial disparities exist in the process for obtaining a state license for growing or selling medical marijuana.

BRENTIN MOCK | CITY LAB

 

This Subscription Box Sends You Products Only From Women Of Color
Digital campaigns and apps are making it increasingly easy to buy black, and SassBoxx is bringing black businesses right to your door.
ZAHARA HILL | THE HUFFINGTON POST

 

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