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The Media Hides The Brilliance Of Africa, Here's How My First Visit Eliminated The Propaganda

Are you aware that 6 of the 10 fastest growing international economies are on the continent of Africa? I am an Afro-Latino, born and raised in New York City. My mom was born in Brooklyn, her mom was born in Brooklyn, and if we trace our family roots deep enough, you hit South Carolina, maybe New Orleans, the island of Hispaniola, and eventually, Africa.  But what would I know about...

How Afrotech Was Like Building Our Wakanda

Recently, I found Wakanda. And I’m not talking about the official Marvel Black Panther movie trailer. I walked into Pier 27 in downtown SF, and joined a beautiful sea of the representative 2 percent of blacks in tech to attend the second annual Afrotech.  Afrotech is a conference where founders of and employees of the fastest growing technology companies come together to...

This Is What Happened When I Asked My Colleagues To Acknowledge White Male Patriarchy

My foot tapped nervously as the nominees were read for LinkedIn’s 2017 sales kick-off leadership award. My fiancee, Ty, was nice enough to hold my sweaty hand as videos from family, friends, and co-workers recognized our contributions over the years. I felt honored to be considered along with other colleagues who make fast, high-quality decisions.When the presenters announced that...