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Howard University Cancels Classes After Ransomware Attack

The incident occurs after the FBI warned the public that hackers often exploit holiday weekends to launch ransomware attacks.

By Michael Kan

Epic Games Is Bringing Martin Luther King, Jr. to Fortnite

Epic Games and Time partner to bring the civil rights icon to the popular battle royale's creative mode.

By Nathaniel Mott

Pinterest Makes it Easier to Find Hair-Related Content That Fits Your Style

Refine hair searches using six different patterns: protective, coily, curly, wavy, straight, shaved/bald.

By Stephanie Mlot

Twitter Opens Algorithmic Bias Bounty Competition

Twitter announces the 'industry's first' algorithmic bias bounty competition as part of DefCon AI Village.

By Nathaniel Mott

Courtroom5 Seeks to Represent the Underrepresented

Dr. Sonja Ebron's startup allows you to act as your own lawyer if you can't afford to hire one.

By Chance Townsend

Neighborhood Watch Goes Rogue: The Trouble With Nextdoor and Citizen

Hyper-local apps like Nextdoor and Citizen aim to keep you apprised of what's going on in your neighborhood, but they also thrive on drama, which can be dangerous for our more vulnerable neighbors.

By Christopher Smith

Not911: When You Need Help, But Not From Police

Emergent Works Founder Alex Qin is on a mission to assist formerly incarcerated people through access to computer science. Projects like its Not911 de-escalation app helped the group land a $1M grant from Jack Dorsey.

By S.C. Stuart

Apple, Google Announce New Grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The grants total up to $6.25 million per institution.

By Stephanie Mlot

Celebrate Juneteenth By Diversifying Your Gaming Perspectives

Black developers, esports stars, and visionaries exist at every gaming level, so you have no excuse not to show support.

By Jordan Minor

Weshowup Is Changing the Relationship Between Performers and Their Audiences

Kahlil Ashanti believes to be an entertainer, you need to be an entrepreneur, and his unique startup helps performers get paid for their art.

By Oliver Rist

How WeSolv Is Making Diversity Hiring Obsolete

WeSolv is helping businesses foster inclusion and access by delivering programs that allow Fortune 500 hiring managers to base their decisions purely on performance data rather than biases around gender or race.

By Oliver Rist

The Best Video Streaming Services for Celebrating Black Art

Just because the Oscars are (still) so white doesn’t mean your streaming experience should remain that way. Sample Black civil rights documentaries, dramas, rom-coms, sci-fi, and other film and TV content with these video streaming services.

By Jordan Minor

How to Turn Off Autoplay Videos

Whether you want to avoid disturbing content or preserve bandwidth, here's how to turn off autoplay videos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video.

By Chandra Steele

Google Offers $25M in Grants to Groups Empowering Women and Girls

Apply by April 9 for a chance to receive up to $2 million in funding, plus additional support from Google.

By Stephanie Mlot

Allblk Review


Formerly known as the Urban Movie Channel, Allblk offers a modest, but familiar, collection of contemporary Black movies and shows in an attractive package.

By Jordan Minor

Apple Donates $1 Million to Campaign to Build LGBTQ+ Youth Centers

Apple joins big names in the business, sports, and music industries to support LGBTQ+ youth. It will donate $1 million to Utah-based nonprofit Encircle's $8 Million, 8 Houses capital campaign.

By Steven Winkelman

This Theoretical Physicist Boldly Goes Where Few Black Women Have Gone Before

In her new book, Harvard-educated Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her vision of the cosmos and breaks down the sexism and racism inherent in science.

By S.C. Stuart

Here's How Black Employees at Apple and Amazon Rate Their Job Satisfaction

On average, Black employees rate their job satisfaction lower than their non-Black coworkers, according to new data from Glassdoor. Apple is the notable exception, but there are caveats, of course.

By Chloe Albanesius

BlackOakTV Review


BlackOakTV could eventually become a cool source for Black indie web shows, but currently its insubstantial library and lack of basic features make it difficult to recommend.

By Jordan Minor

11 Must-See Shows and Movies You Should Stream for Black History Month

Celebrate the season by streaming these excellent picks that spotlight Black talent.

By Mike Williams