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By Brandi Hunter, High Ground News A St. Louis-based nonprofit has entered the Memphis market to offer free coding classes and job readiness support with the aim of increasing diversity in the technology field. Memphis is the fifth city expansion for LaunchCode, a nonprofit founded in 2014 by Jim McKelvey,...
By Kashmir Hill, The Root Terrance Everett has been on the wrong side of the law for most of his adult life. When he was 18, he had to register as a sex offender for having sex with a 15-year-old, because she was under the age of consent. In his...
by Cathy F. Hart, Special to The New Tri-State Defender When a group of tech-savvy adults noticed the need for Black and Latino youth in Memphis to have more mentorship, networking and entrepreneurship opportunities, they created a space just for them. The multifaceted team of developers – Anthony Anderson, Bianca Russell,...
Randall Phillips can’t contain his excitement about Amazon’s plans for a Memphis distribution facility, albeit for different reasons than most Bluff City residents. “Amazon has confirmed they are bringing a $72 million plant to Memphis. Inside the plant are little orange robots with tall handles that lift and bring new...
Facing a packed audience at Clayborn Temple, Memphis-based startup Soundways received the ultimate vote of confidence from Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and Chairman and CEO of Revolution, a D.C.-based venture capital fund.Related: "As part of a national entrepreneurship tour, Memphis leads the rise of the rest"As the winner...
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When the Google Home Mini went on sale last Christmas for $29 each, I snapped up three of them -- one for my mom (at 83, she's forgetful, so I thought it would help), my future mother-in-law (though apparently my future sister-in-law uses it more), and one for the...
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One of the things I'm loving about Marvel's "Black Panther" is how interest in the film is inspiring young people to not only get interested in history and culture, but also to get interested in technology. And it looks like Disney, the parent studio behind Marvel Studios, is set...
By ALEXANDRA OLSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter suspended the accounts of well-known white nationalists Monday, moving swiftly to enforce its new rules aimed at reducing what it deems abusive content. The account of far-right group Britain First, a small group that regularly posts inflammatory videos purporting to show Muslims...
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Two things inspired then-high school sophomore George Hofstetter to create an app that aims to prevent police brutality: the killing of Trayvon Martin and George’s worries for his younger brother’s future. “I want him to grow up in a world where he doesn’t have to worry about being on the...
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Black entrepreneurs make up a tiny percentage of the tech workforce. Gregory Lowe started out with no formal coding education or investor-relation training, but is now the designer of multiple successful mobile applications.