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Tech Spotlight

Tech Spotlight: Alex Johnson

The Abernathy Tech Spotlight series highlights black professionals working in tech, from freelance developers to non-technical founders. Complete this form to submit your profile. What is your current role and where do you work? I’m a Software Engineer at Expert System. Expert System semantic software solutions company headquartered in Italy. I’m working on a product […]

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Events

Abernathy Black Tech Panel Event Recap

By any measure, I had a lot of things going for me ten years ago. I was a high-flying enterprise technology consultant for a great company, the owner of a brand new five bedroom house in Atlanta, and it had scarcely been a year since I’d graduated from college. I was on 100% travel, so […]

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Black Family Politics

The Irony of Pro-Life

The term “pro-life” rose up in 1971 among those who opposed the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion. A decision, to this day, which has caused many within religious and nonreligious circles to ponder upon what it means for a woman to determine the fate of the fetus within her. A decision which has […]

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Feminism

Feminism and Me

I wish I could tell you exactly when I realized that there was a huge part of my life I wasn’t standing up for, but I simply cannot. Despite the fact I was raised by women it never dawned on me that I would have more to do for them than provide physical and financial […]

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Tech Spotlight

Tech Spotlight: Stephen Anderson

The Abernathy Tech Spotlight series highlights black professionals working in tech, from freelance developers to non-technical founders. Complete this form to submit your profile. What is your current role and where do you work? I’m Team Lead and Head of Partnerships for Flash Pitch, a monthly competition run through the NYU Future Labs which provides […]

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Poetry

grown woman self love

the poetic greats whisper to me “Young women, live lives of freedom now Wait not for the liberation of gray hairs, and saggy skin, Be free now in your youth” The eyes of the greats bear down on my blank pages Daring my pen to dance the flamenco, tango break out from its measured two-step […]

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Tech Spotlight

Tech Spotlight: Bie Aweh

The Abernathy Tech Spotlight series highlights black professionals working in tech, from freelance developers to non-technical founders. Complete this form to submit your profile. What is your current role and where do you work? I work as a Career Developer at Dev Bootcamp. I have the pleasure of working with passionate career changers looking to […]

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Masculinity

The Healing Journey of Manhood

The transition from boyhood to manhood has been a cultural element of many groups for centuries. For males born in the United States, like myself, there aren’t any official cultural practices to support the transition into becoming a man. Honestly, manhood is not well defined. Most of the men I know see being “a man” […]

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Tech Spotlight

Tech Spotlight: Christopher Coles

The Abernathy Tech Spotlight series highlights black professionals working in tech, from freelance developers to non-technical founders. Complete this form to submit your profile. What is your current role and where do you work? I am a Senior Engineering Consultant at Hackerati. Hackerati is a strategic software consulting firm that focuses on Lean Product, Agile […]

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Fatherhood

Longing for Daddy

As children slowly age into adulthood, they depend on their parents to teach them fundamental things as they journey to discover who they are. They turn to their moms and dads to be given lessons on trust, integrity, love, morality, and even relationships, so the absence of daddy can have a detrimental impact on children. […]