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Tech Spotlight: Brian Gerrard

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 currently run Product Marketing at if(we), a social app company based in San Francisco. Our apps are used by over […]

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Tech Spotlight: Johnny Austin

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 currently working as Senior Engineering Manager at Social Tables. I lead a team of talented product engineers who work on […]

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Contributor Spotlight: Aniefre Essien

Why is writing important to you? I spend a lot of time reflecting on life and pondering its meaning. I’m big on “how” you think about something, i.e. the filter you use, will determine how you understand it. That said, I like sharing ideas to help refine how I, and people who read my work, […]

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Tech Spotlight: Adam Thomas

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 Product Strategist at Philosophie. Philosophie is a design innovation company, which means we help organizations solve their hardest […]

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Film

Hollywood & Hidden Racism in America, 1967-2017

“I would have voted for Obama a third time if I could.” -Dean Armitage In the closing moments of the 2017 film Get Out, the protagonist Chris Washington chokes the life out of his girlfriend Rose Armitage. Chris is a 26-year-old dark skinned black man and Rose is an upper class white woman. Watching Chris […]

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Tech Spotlight: Joshua Encarnacion

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? Currently serving as the Head of People Development at Outco Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, CA. I train job seeking software […]

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Tech Spotlight: Maurice Wilkins

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? Head of Outreach at Outco Inc., a job search and interview prep accelerator for software engineers. We support the growth of […]

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Personal Essay

Letting Go: Leaving Guilt in The Past

About a year and a half ago I walked into a small family-owned funeral home down south. I was there to plan a proper burial for someone I loved. The days leading up to this visit were incredibly difficult to say the least, because the person I was planning a burial for was my mother. […]