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Diversity Newsletter

Do you belong?

Last Thursday, Google announced the opening of a new Howard University campus at Google’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California. Howard is a private historically black university located in Washington, DC whose alumni include Stokely Carmichael, Thurgood Marshall, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Dubbed “Howard West”, the campus represents Google’s continued efforts to attract and retain black […]

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Founder's Therapy

Founder’s Therapy: Troy Dixon of Hollis Park Partners

Troy Dixon is the founder of Hollis Park Partners, a structured products fund. In this article, Troy discusses his experience as financial trader, the volatility of the industry, and how he went from inner Queens to a powerful shot caller on Wall Street. I’m the CEO of my own structured financial securities hedge fund. Anything […]

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Contributor Spotlight

Contributor Spotlight: Aaron Hood

The Abernathy contributor spotlight series shines the spotlight on our brilliant authors. If you’d like to write for Abernathy, please submit your best work here. Why is writing important to you? I write because I feel a need to critique. Putting those critiques to paper helps me visualize and consider new possibilities to the problems […]

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Blue Collar Hustle

The Making Of Blue Collar Hustle — Part 5: The Prince Of Palmetto

I’m livin’ in the 21st century Doin’ something mean to it Do it better than anybody you ever seen do it Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it I guess every superhero need his theme music No one man should have all that power The clock’s tickin’, I just count the hours […]

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Tech Spotlight

Tech Spotlight: Joah Spearman

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 the founder and CEO of Localeur. We a community of locals who helps travelers experience local by sharing recommendations […]

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The Workplace

When Staying Makes you Less a Loyal Than Leaving

As a Millennial, I’ve heard we are less loyal to organizations than previous generations. Like some of my peers who are on the older side of the Millennial spectrum, early on I fought against those stereotypes. I decided to be super-loyal to an organization! Although I saw some of the most savage and disheartening layoffs […]

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Content Recap

Content Recap: March 26th, 2017

Recent Articles If you’re a writer and you’d like to get your best work in front of our audience, please submit your article here. Crossroads: Part Two by Jourdan Christopher The Making of a Blue Collar Hustle — Part 3: A Bigger Dream Called Free by Alonge Hawes The Making Of Blue Collar Hustle — […]

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Blue Collar Hustle

The Making Of Blue Collar Hustle — Part 4: Black Definitely

When we talk about black maybe We talk about situations Of people of color and because you are that color You endure obstacles and opposition And not all the time from, from other nationalities Sometimes it come from your own kind Or maybe even your own mind You get judged, you get laughed at, you […]

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Contributor Spotlight

Contributor Spotlight: AJ Springer

Why is writing important to you? Writing has been my gateway to the world. I’ve met a lot of interesting people and had my entire worldview turned upside down after covering stories about ideas and things I wouldn’t have been exposed to before. I write to learn and to express… and hopefully to change a […]

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Blue Collar Hustle

The Making of a Blue Collar Hustle — Part 3: A Bigger Dream Called Free

“I knew inside when I was outside on the south side Had to take it a step further the way that Ralph tried Oh that’s my stepfather He stressed harder to make that bed and lock them doors For the perfect picture, I forgot to pose Used to rock Girbauds and go out with bros […]