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The 4th Annual Black Women Talk Tech Conference Is Returning To New York This February. Black women are continuing to excel in a diverse range of career fields across multiple industries and as we embark on a new decade,the future is brighter than ever.

The 4th Annual Black Women Talk Tech Conference Is Returning To New York This February

Keeping the momentum going, the nation’s largest gathering of Black women in the tech space is returning to the Big Apple to illuminate the way forward. Kicking off on February 27, the 4th annual Black Women Talk Tech: Roadmap to Billions Conference will bring a pitch competition, a political town hall, a headshot studio, mentor group sessions and so much more to New York City’s Penn Plaza Pavilion.

An immersive 3-day experience, BWTT is powered by Black women tech founders, Lauren Washington, Esosa Ighodaro, and Regina Gwynn. “BWTT is the only conference that goes beyond providing meaningful conversations for Black women founders in tech; it’s also where deals are made,” says Esosa Ighodaro, Co-Founder of BWTT and Nexstar. Share :TOPICS: Lifestyle Tech Black Women Talk Tech Conference.


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Woman Bursts Into Tears After Being Confronted About Calling the Cops on Black Family Barbecuing at Park

Michelle Snider recorded video of her encounter with the unnamed woman at Lake Merritt Park last month after the woman complained the family was violating park rules by grilling. According to local station KRON 4, the park has six designated barbecue locations — three stationary charcoal areas and three non-charcoal portable grill areas. The family was reportedly cooking in a non-charcoal grilling location. “I just looked at the map and it says this spot is just fine to barbecue,” Snider says in the video. “This is exactly what is the problem with Oakland today. The woman, who had reportedly been waiting two hours for police to arrive, tells Snider it’s “illegal” to have charcoal grills in that section of the park and threatens to call police on the Black family again. Donald Glover Can’t Save You. Donald Glover sat behind the wheel of the Nissan Sentra, his door ajar, and lit a joint.

Donald Glover Can’t Save You

In the scene he’d just finished, for the show “Atlanta,” he’d jammed on the brakes to avoid a wild boar in the road, an apparition that made him wonder just how high he was. Here Are All The Black Athletes Competing In This Year's Winter Olympics. Jet Windu - I'm getting my name TATTED and you can't stop... Sunset Gran - One thing we can all agree on is that this... Editorial: You Love Killmonger At The Expense Of Black Women.

One of the beauties of Black Panther is the fact that there are so many sides to a political debate and everyone has a defensible point.

Editorial: You Love Killmonger At The Expense Of Black Women

T’Challa wants to maintain Wakandan peace in solitude without worrying about outsiders (namely Westerners) infiltrating and destroying their way of life. Nakia thinks Wakanda can be a beacon of peace for the rest of Africa, and the world, offering its technological advances to better subjugated countries. Erik Killmonger wants to use Wakandan weaponry to initiate a worldwide black revolution. White Fragility Presentation - Google Slides. White-free Costa Rican healing retreat for women of color. A female-only retreat in Costa Rica is offering women of color the chance of a break from white people.

White-free Costa Rican healing retreat for women of color

Andrea X, who created Women of Color Healing Retreat in Puerto Viejo, said she has 'completely cut out white people' from her life, saying 'they have caused enough damage'. Guests enjoy yoga, meditation and vegan food in an environment free from what the founder calls micro-aggressions and passive-aggressiveness that exists in the US. The getaway location in Puerto Viejo has banned white people, meaning those who attend spend their time exclusively with women of color.

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KSU cheerleaders who took a knee: 'Before we went out on the field, we all prayed'

The gesture made them the focus of both criticism and praise online. Thoughts on white people using dark-skinned emoji. A thing happened the other day.

Thoughts on white people using dark-skinned emoji

I was texting with a friend who uses emoji with darker-colored skin-tones. Based on her use of emoji with non-white skin-tones, I wasn’t sure if she was a person of color whom I had wrongly been perceiving as white. Chance The Rapper’s ‘First World Problems’ & Message of Social Responsibility. ‘Black Women in Medicine’ Film Shares A Message Of Perseverance. “You can’t be what you can’t see.”

‘Black Women in Medicine’ Film Shares A Message Of Perseverance

It’s a resounding message that permeates Black Women in Medicine, a documentary by activist, producer, and filmmaker Crystal Emery. Emery, along with Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the first African-American to hold the office of Surgeon General, hosted an event on Wednesday in New York at the Yale Club to promote their joint initiative, Changing the Face of Medicine, which aims to increase the number of Black physicians in the States from four to seven percent by 2030. For Minorities In STEM Fields, Fighting Stereotyping Begins In The Brain. TK Shannon Wright for NPR hide caption toggle caption Shannon Wright for NPR When he came to the United States 12 years ago, Edgar Velazquez hardly spoke a word of English.

For Minorities In STEM Fields, Fighting Stereotyping Begins In The Brain

Most days of his first year, the 14-year-old Mexican immigrant went to the library after school to read the dictionary, determined to learn 250 words — the minimum for basic conversation. At home, Velazquez often did his homework in the bathroom. His hard work paid off. Building or Bullshitting: How To Stop Someone From Wasting Your Time. Do you want months or do you want years?

Building or Bullshitting: How To Stop Someone From Wasting Your Time

Your mouth is fixing to say how you want something real, rock solid, and forever, but your actions tell me you’re full of shit. You take what you can get, rarely holding out for what you deserve. You enter into something based on potential, out of boredom, or as a rebound so you can see how some ex will react to you pretending to be happy without them, but how many of these relationships actually feel right? The Radical Importance Of Issa Rae's 'Insecure'

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Beale Air Force Base In order for Navy SEAL teams to hunt down terrorists, or for foreign policy analysts to track the movement of WMDs—or to detect whether Iran is, in fact, developing a nuclear weapons program—our leaders rely on special pilots to capture that type of intelligence through the use of spy-plane cameras. Black Lives Matter Movement Should Borrow From Black Panthers and Add Economic Injustice To Its Platform. KU Journalism Major Shreds “Case” Against Mike Brown. Shelby Lawson is a student at the University of Kansas, majoring in Journalism and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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