BLAK TeK – 9.10.20

For Black CEOs in Silicon Valley, Humiliation Is a Part of Doing Business

By Priya Anand and Sarah McBride – Bloomberg

A questionable piece of advice often given to Black business leaders: Hire a White wingman…

Will Hayes in Olympic Valley, Calif. on June 10. Photographer: Max Whittaker/Bloomberg

This AI Expert From Senegal Is Helping Showcase Africans In STEM

Andrew Wight Contributor – Forbes

Not only has Adji Bousso Dieng, an AI researcher from Senegal, contributed to the field of generative modeling and about to become one of the first black female faculty in Computer Science in the Ivy League, she is also helping Africans in STEM tell their own success stories…

Adji Bousso Dieng will be Princeton’s School of Engineering’s first Black female faculty. 

In a startup reprise, Courtne Smith launches NewNew, a social network based on shared content

By Jonathan Shieber – Tech Crunch.com

Since her departure from Drake’s entourage (where she worked as his longtime personal assistant) Courtne Smith has launched a line of hair products; a giveaway game that dropped swag like Yeezy shoes and Kardashian beauty products called Suprize; and now, NewNew, a social network based on the videos its users like and share…


Online crime in Africa a bigger threat than ever before, warns Interpol

By Brenda Masilela 

“The African continent is also a growing global transit hub for the trafficking of drugs and a range of illicit commodities, with narcotics, pharmaceuticals, stolen motor vehicles and other goods sold and bought online on the surface, deep and dark web,”

Low rates of online connectivity have not stopped organised crime groups from taking advantage of the internet in Africa.

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One thought on “BLAK TeK – 9.10.20

  1. Yes, I have a friend who has a startup whereby he has to have white people as the face of the business even though he’s the brains behind the company.

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