Welcome to Tuesday.
#BLKTechCLT is only days away. This Thursday, a diverse group of investors, technologists, entrepreneurs and young professionals will unite for Charlotte’s interactive black tech meetup. We still have a few general admission and VIP tickets available.
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In addition to the five stories below in our Hit List, be sure to check out Sherrell’s latest piece published on LinkedIn, “We Are Not Entitled to Our Opinions – Only Our Data.”
Thriving + Surviving,
|We’re trying to identify bias, to point out cases where bias can occur so people can know what to look out for, but also develop tools where the creators of systems can check for a bias in their design.|
|IAN TUCKER | THE GUARDIAN|
|LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman announced that he’s making a big bet on Change.org, the site for social justice petitions, leading a $30 million round, with other investors including big names like Bill Gates and Y Combinator president Sam Altman.|
|KATIE ROOF | TECH CRUNCH|
|Her Stage Play Explores Race + Culture Clash in Boston’s Startup Scene|
|An interview with Obehi Janice and her latest play is “Ole White Sugah Daddy,” a story scrutinizing Boston’s startup and venture capital community, through the eyes of an African-American woman.|
|ALISON BRUZEK | RADIO BOSTON|
|Low-Income Students Nowhere to Be Found in STEM|
|While much of the focus on underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, is placed on women and students of color, the dearth of low-income students has Andrew Moore and his colleagues at Carnegie Mellon “terrified,” he says.|
LAUREN CAMERA | U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
|Africa’s Early Mobile Money Success is Finally Set to Go Global|
|The service, developed by Kenya’s largest phone operator Safaricom, enables almost 30 million people to pay for everyday goods and services, access loans, and send money all over the world.|
|YINKA ADEGOKE | QUARTZ AFRICA|