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Blavity Acquires Travel Noire
Megan Rose Dickey | Tech Crunch
Travel Noire marks Blavity’s second acquisition of year. A few months ago, Blavity bought media platform Shadow and Act. As part of the acquisition, Travel Noire founder Zim Ugochukwu is joining Blavity and will continue to lead TravelNoire as its chief brand officer.

 

 

 

 

 

This Rickshaw-Hailing Service For Refugee Camps Just Won A $1 Million Prize
Ben Schiller | Fast Company
The company, called Roshni Rides, is developing a rickshaw-based shuttle network for refugees camps, hoping to spread economic opportunity to groups disenfranchised by their location and a lack of other transport options.

 

 

 

 

Chicago Puts Millions of Deposits Into Its Last Black-Owned Bank
Jordyn Holman | Bloomberg
The third-largest U.S. metropolis is entrusting $20 million to Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan Association, the city’s treasurer, Kurt Summers, announced Monday. The decision follows a grass-roots campaign, often dubbed #BankBlack, that has urged consumers over the past year to park their money at black-owned lenders.

 

 

 

 

 

JPMorgan Chase Poached an Executive from Amazon to Lead its Customer Experience
Alex Morrell | Business Insider
Chase on Monday announced the hire of Marbue Brown as its head of customer experience for consumer banking and wealth management. He’ll report directly to Thasunda Duckett, the CEO of Chase’s consumer bank.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m a Black Designer in Charlottesville
Elgin Cleckley | Next City
Reflecting on remaking the spaces that white nationalists bloodied. This is what it feels like walking through my city.

 

 

 

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