Microsoft Recruits African Americans in Memphis Tech giant Microsoft met with more than 500 students in downtown Memphis on Thursday. It’s part of an effort to get more African Americans and women to pursue STEM fields. Mayor Jim Strickland said the city is partnering with Microsoft in hopes of exposing young people all over the […]
Rich Rebuilds – The Rogue Tesla Mechanic Resurrecting Salvaged Cars Rich is a car enthusiast whose passion is to find wrecked Teslas, bring them back to life, and then share his repair adventures on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds. When he found out that Tesla would not service or support his salvaged cars, he took […]
Time Travel: This Physicist Wants to Build a Time Machine Ronald L. Mallett, a retired theoretical physics professor, was 11 years old, he read H.G. Wells’ famous classic, The Time Machine, a book that he said changed his life. He decided he would figure out how to build a time machine so he could see […]
First African American astronaut to walk in space visits Baton Rouge, promotes education! Dr. Bernard Harris received a warm welcome at a science camp in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. In the science community, he’s a celebrity. He’s the first African American to walk in space, a feat he accomplished in 1995. Now, he’s the CEO […]
Diamond White – Cleopatron – Drunk On Me 19-years-old, singer-actress Diamond White infuses the royalty of Queen Cleopatra and the influence of Patron in her new single, “Cleopatron.” According to the singer, the song manifested at a pivotal time in her life. A time where she learned major lessons about herself and love: “When you’re dating, you learn a […]
Black Tech Entrepreneur Signed $7 Million Major Deal With Apple For His Robots! Silas Adekunle is the CEO and founder of Reach Robotics, a very innovative company that uses robots to intertwine gaming with education for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math . He has raised more than $7 million to fund his invention, and just […]
“Get Out” Writer-Director Jordan Peele Speaks On Race Today One-half of the duo Key & Peele, Jordan Peele has burst beyond the sketch comedy universe with one of the year’s most critically-acclaimed films: “Get Out,” a satirical horror film in which a black man uncovers the terrifying secret beneath the surface of his white girlfriend’s […]
Jeanette Epps Removed From International Space Station Mission Jeanette Epps would become the first African-American International Space Station crew member NASA announced last summer. Now NASA had decided to pull Epps and replace her with Serena Auñón-Chancellor, but noted that Epps would be returning to the Astronaut Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston […]
Nick Cannon on Colin Kaepernick Not Getting Job: Fu** That Job, Fu** the NFL VladTV exclusive, Nick Cannon speaks on Colin Kaepernick kneeling, the NFL, and his views on why Kaepernick is still being “black-balled”. He even compares to the NFL to “modern-day slavery.”
Sci-fi Stories That Imagine A Future Africa Nnedi Okorafor weaves African cultures into the evocative settings and memorable characters of her science fiction work for kids and adults. “My science fiction has different ancestors — African ones,” says writer Nnedi Okorafor. In between excerpts from her “Binti” series and her novel “Lagoon,” Okorafor discusses the […]
Aspiring Astronaut Taylor Richardson Check out Taylor’s latest campaign to send a 1000 girls to see A Wrinkle In Time next spring! https://www.gofundme.com/astronaut-starbright-fund Thirteen-year-old Taylor Richardson was so inspired after watching the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures that she set out to raise enough money for 1,000 girls to see the encouraging flick in theaters. “When I saw […]
South African Built A Robot From Trash! If you want to get in touch with Mpho or support him in anyway, please contact him at his South African number: +27 794117949 or share this so he gets heard more.
Oakland Entrepreneur Creates App That Helps Assist Black People Bond Out of Jail Appolition Helps Incarcerated People of Color with Your Spare Change The issue is incarceration, specifically incarceration for Black people in America. As Kimberly Johnson writes for Konbini in a great piece about the issue and the app: “While people of color make up […]
Google Gives $1,000,000 Grant to Push the Representation of Black Male Youths in Tech Google is doling out a cool $1 million grant to an Oakland, Calif.-based organization that is dedicated to increasing representation of black male youths in tech. The Google.org grant is just one of the company’s several attempts to do better when […]
Black Panther’s Hannah Beachler talks Wakanda Design Black Panther‘s design was inspired by Blade Runner, according to Black Panther production designer Hannah Beachler. Beachler revealed Blade Runner‘s influence on the Marvel Cinematic Universe film on Twitter after a fan asked her about the inspiration behind her vision. “Yes, I was definitely inspired by the original Blade Runner,” she wrote. When asked for more about how the sci-fi […]
White People Turn Black with New Melanin Drug White People Turn Black with New Melanin Drug called Melanotan-2! If you’ve never heard of Melanotan 2, its a tanning peptide that stimulates the production of melanin in the body to provide a natural tan. Melanin is the body’s natural response to UV damage. Of course, the […]
NERDSoul: DC’s Black Lightning on The CW Everything we know to this point about the new CW Superhero Show Black Lightning from DC Comics. There’s some good, worrisome but definitely a LOT of potential in this new show.
Over the past several months, Black Tech Mecca has been working on a comprehensive research report that is intended to provide thought leadership on the current state and future trends of the Black Tech Diaspora in the areas of academia, corporate representation and entrepreneurial innovation. We sat down with a few of the key contributors […]
STAY WOKE An exploded moment. A hunch. Our complex nature captured in extreme slow motion through words. In a powerful series of visually surreal monologues, a man learns to listen to the lines of instinct, experience, choice and bravery that guide his instinct to act. We encounter these characters as facets of his subconscious moving […]
Make Robots Smarter Ayanna Howard There are three major rules that we want our robots to follow: do not harm a human, obey us, and protect us. The prerequisite for these rules? We need to make robots smarter. Ayanna Howard explains how robots can become smarter.
15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. Kelvin became the youngest person in […]
Laura Weidman Powers, co-founder and CEO of CODE2040 talks to UrbanGeekz.com Kunbi Tinuoye, founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz.com, interviews co-founder and CEO of CODE2040, Laura Weidman Powers, at the 2015 Platform Summit in Atlanta