Welcome to Tuesday.
Amazon is making good on its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods. On its first day prices were slashed by up to 43 percent. According to Bloomberg, shares at Wal-Mart dipped 0.8 percent and Target down 1 percent. Kroger remained unchanged.
Tech is leveling up in the grocery store wars. Which way will you decide?
Sherrell and the squad are working around the clock to bring another successful #BlkTechCLT event to the Queen City featuring Leslie Miley. We are down to our last crop of tickets. Don’t wait to sign up. Will you be in the city next Thursday? Click here to secure your spot and invite your closest folks.
Enjoy today’s Hit List.
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|Her Father is the First African-American to Build a Billion Dollar Company, Now She’s Helping Minority Boys in Tech|
|Blair Walker | Atlanta Black Star|
|Intent on leading more Black and Latino high school boys to the coding dance floor, New York City activist Christina Lewis Halpern created All Star Code, a free, six-week Summer Intensive computer science program designed to give them access and exposure they need to become successful tech entrepreneurs.|
|Study: Babies’ Race Affects Quality of Care in Neonatal Intensive Care|
|Catherine Ho | San Francisco Chronicle|
|African American and Hispanic were less likely to get an an eye exam or human breast milk upon leaving the hospital, the study found. African American and Hispanic babies were also more likely to acquire an infection related to the care they received at the hospital.|
|African Governments are Requesting More User Data from Facebook, Google, and Twitter|
|Yomi Kazeem | Quartz|
|Facebook, which has published reports detailing government requests since 2013, said it received requests from 18 African governments last year, compared to only five in the first half of 2013. South Africa, Egypt, and Sudan made the most requests for user information.|
|Mapping Progress in 55 Philadelphia Neighborhoods|
|Tom Ferrick | Next City|
|To some African-American residents of Point Breeze, the word gentrification is often synonymous with displacement of older residents, the fear that higher real estate taxes will force them out, and the sheer volume and speed of unwelcome change.|
|How Model Grace Mahary is Bringing Renewable Energy to Impoverished Communities Across Africa|
|Declan Eytan | Forbes|
|For the year 2017 Project Tsehigh set the goal of raising a five-figure sum, which should cover renewable energy for 100 households in the rural town of Maaya – project Tsehigh’s point of departure.|