November 3, 2023

Detroit’s Gaming Visionary: Empowering Youth Through a Mobile Arcade Venture

Detroit native Tyrell Slappey has transformed his passion for video games into a profitable venture, making a significant impact on the city’s youth. Slappey’s mobile business, Round One Gaming Lab, serves as an arcade experience designed to introduce alternative paths to success for Detroit’s children. In collaboration with his mother and business partner, Slappey launched […]

March 9, 2023

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces 2023 African American Scholars

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif., announced its 2023 cohort of African American Scholars during the Aquarium’s annual African American Festival. The 2023 scholars were selected by a committee including Aquarium staff members and members of the community and include five undergraduate students, two masters students, and three Ph.D. students from eight different schools […]

February 17, 2022

Frederick Akpoghene: Autonomous Vehicles And The Future Of Car Travel

Frederick Akpoghene is the founder of JéGO Technologies, Inc., a company that designs and manufactures autonomous vehicles including self-driving pods that can be used to transport goods and services.  Based in Miami, the company’s goal is to use its mobile platform to connect users with businesses that provide on-demand services like Flu Testing, COVID testing, […]

August 3, 2021

BEAN Now, the Black-owned Clubhouse Alternative

Darren Walker, founder and CEO of the social network app BEAN Now, just launched a new Clubhouse-like feature called Beanstalk. This feature allows users to have live, audio only conversations on topics that they’ve chosen with friends or followers in pods, which act as a group chat, on the BEAN Now app. BEAN Now, which […]

May 18, 2021

Meet Emmanuel, the Young Sierra Leonean that has invented a Solar Powered Car

When you think of electric cars, do you think of their benefits for people living with disabilities? Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray, a 24 year old Sierra Leonean student is one person that thinks as such. Describing the plight of people with disabilities, Emmanuel said “Often, people with disabilities encounter discrimination in public transport, others without their own […]