I’m at the airport in Atlanta eagerly waiting to board my flight to Miami. I’ll be there through Sunday enjoying the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) events and screenings. Sherrell will hop in the driver’s seat bringing you fresh content for the remainder of the week.

Before I go, don’t forget to sign up for today’s  FREE auto tech webinar with Jaguar Land Rover’s Maxime Paul. So far we have a packed house and hoping you’ll participate in this informative session. Click here to register and share the link.

Tyler

 

This Startup Wants to Make the NBA Even More Diverse
Teams including the Golden State Warriors, the Boston Celtics, and the L.A. Clippers have agreed to pay an undisclosed subscription fee for access to the startup’s platform, where they can then tap a minority candidate.
ZOË HENRY | INC

 

Meet Jessica Watkins, The Only Black Woman In NASA’s Newest Astronaut Class
After completing her doctorate in geology at UCLA, Watkins began working on the Mars Curiosity rover, according to NASA.
TARYN FINLEY | HUFFINGTON POST

 

Three Influencers Changing The Game in Sports & Tech
Meet some of the black leaders and creators in this space and the cutting edge technology they’re bringing to the game.

ALEXANDREA ALPHONSO | MEDIUM

 

The Rise and Dramatic Fall of King County’s Black Homeowners
“I’ll be blunt about it: The tech sector has failed to provide open doors and equal pay to African Americans. And they’ve acknowledged it.”
GENE BALK | SEATTLE TIMES

 

Orange Announces $56M African Startup Investment Initiative
Orange Digital Ventures Africa will serve as the Orange Group’s investment vehicle for early-stage innovation projects in Africa, and will focus on the areas of new connectivities, fintech, internet of things (IoT), energy and e-health.
GABRIELLA MULLIGAN | DISRUPT AFRICA