Welcome to Wednesday.

Sherrell and I are on the hunt for writers to join The PLUG. Do you know any talented storytellers interested in boosting media coverage of black and brown tech leaders? Send them our way. We’re accepting resumes at hello@ThePLUGdaily.com.

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Tyler

P.S.
Charlotte’s only interactive tech meetup connecting black technologists, local innovators, and entrepreneurs returns on June 1st! Meet us at #BLKTechCLT. Reserve your spot today, tix will sell out!

 

The Tech Encouraging Talks About Incarceration and Race
Two Yale researchers thought the portals, gold-painted shipping containers whose interiors are lined with grey carpet, should be used for another purpose: facilitating discussions about policing and incarceration among low-income black and Latino communities in U.S. cities.

MIMI KIRK | CITY LAB

 

How Their Nonprofit is Helping Black Women Build Businesses
 Forbes wrote that there were no Black women running any of the Fortune 500 companies. Lauren Bealore and her team at Young, Ambitious and Beautiful (YAB) are working now to shift that statistic.
MIA HALL | NBC NEWS

 

A 25-year-old Created a Way to Save Low-Income Kids from the Dreaded ‘Summer Slide’
Based on evaluations of the model, kids in the program return to school in September a month ahead in math and two months ahead in reading compared to when they left in June.
CHRIS WELLER | BUSINESS INSIDER

 

Aaron Saunders Sees Culmination of His Years of Volunteer Tech Outreach
During his keynote address at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit, Saunders recalled teaching himself programming on the Commodore PET computer in his middle school’s library.
GLOBALPOLICY.TV

 

Meet The Company Trying To Tackle Health And Wellness In Urban Communities
Feel Rich is using star power and a new documentary to promote healthy lifestyles.
FAST COMPANY

 

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