BLAK TeK – 7.2.20

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Black-Owned Laboratory Uses Artificial Intelligence-Based Drug Discovery Platform to Develop Treatment for COVID-19

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent

Darnisha Harrison, a Louisiana State University grad and founder and CEO of Georgia-based Ennaid Therapeutics, says that scientists working for her company are developing a drug-based therapy whose laboratory tests continue to show promise. If successful, her scientists’ solution could be instrumental in blocking the continued spread of COVID-19…

From Lagos to San Francisco: Emmanuel Gbolade’s journey building Termii

By Tage Kene-Okafor for Ventureburn

Quite similar to US Internet company, Twilio, Termii uses SMS, email, voice, and instant messaging (IM) channels to verify and communicate with customers in Africa…

Reddit names Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel as Alexis Ohanian’s replacement

By Nick Statt for The Verge

Ohanian stepped down last week, asking the board to replace him with a black candidate…


By Dana Givens for Black Enterprise

Streaming platforms have become the new dominant form of entertainment for millions around the world with networks like Netflix and Hulu. In addition to thousands of theatrically released films to network television shows, both platforms also feature original content for viewers. Now a new streaming platform hopes to bring more inclusive content to a more multicultural audience…

ProBeat: Black journalists in tech you should follow

By EMIL PROTALINSKI for Venture Beat

Today I’d like to use my column to amplify the voices of black journalists in tech…

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