A Day in the Algorithmic Rave Scene

Exploring the Algorave Community Envision yourself in a dark room surrounded by all types of people who came to watch performers code music on their laptop. Meanwhile, the girl in front dances like she just won the lottery. Jackpot! I found the underground algorave scene in Madison, WI. After spending the day following up on an event suggestion for a coding workshop, I had no … Continue reading A Day in the Algorithmic Rave Scene

Vernā Myers Steps in as the New Head of “Inclusion Strategy” of Netflix

Vernā Myers, The Olivia Pope of Diversity and Inclusion Work Remember when Netflix fired their Public Relations Chief Jonathan Friedland for using the n-word, not once but twice? Yikes. Well, the streaming giant just hired diversity and inclusion consultant Vernā Myers as their new Head of “Inclusion Strategy.” Myers not only fits their needs as a face for diversity as the black woman charged with … Continue reading Vernā Myers Steps in as the New Head of “Inclusion Strategy” of Netflix

Solomon Roller Discovered his Passion for Dance at the Age of Eight

Artist and Performer Embraces Creativity as a Lifestyle Long after his physical presence expires, memories of Solomon Osayi Roller will manifest through his art. People will remember his smile, passion and authentic joy for uplifting others. Fame never crossed Roller’s mind as a reason to entertain people. In his lifetime, his legacy will not reflect the presence of material wealth but rather the riches he … Continue reading Solomon Roller Discovered his Passion for Dance at the Age of Eight

15 Afro-Latinx Celebrities Living Their Best Lives

Celebrating Black Latinx Stars During Latinx Heritage Month 1. Ilia Calderón Last November, Ilia Calderón became the first Black women to anchor a major news desk at Univision. Born in Chocó Colombia in 1972, Calderon majored in Social Work at the University of Antioquia. After she appeared in several news shows and made it to national television in 1998, joining Telemundo three years later. In … Continue reading 15 Afro-Latinx Celebrities Living Their Best Lives

Slack Technology Proactive in Solving Industry Race and Gender Issue

Productivity Company Refuses to Slack on Inclusion Beyond offering efficient cloud-based collaboration services and tools, Slack Technologies, Inc. outperforms other Silicon Valley companies in diversity and inclusion. The organization released its diversity report in April 2017 highlighting women at Slack. Adhering to the format of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) approach, women make up almost half of the Slack staff. “We have maintained pay … Continue reading Slack Technology Proactive in Solving Industry Race and Gender Issue

Designer Eneale Pickett Celebrates Blackness While Supporting Black Students

Artist Sews a Vivid Picture of Blackness in New Line Fashion can be revolutionary. Aesthetic can tell the story of a people, a political ideology. Designer Eneale Pickett would like his next line to inspire conversations surrounding the African diaspora, black masculinity, and womanhood. He hopes to financially help incoming Black freshmen at the University of Wisconsin-Madison while doing so. “With the money from these … Continue reading Designer Eneale Pickett Celebrates Blackness While Supporting Black Students