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Thank You Kendrick

Fall 2013, I was a Junior at Georgia State University taking four courses. One of those being a dreadful Biology class that I had grown so tired of as the semester came to a close. A four-page paper was due in two days and procrastination had gotten the best of me yet again. It was […]

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This Evening At Kwon’s

T his evening at Kwon’s Chinese Food in Pomona some brotha had called his order in. He wanted extra shrimp, yet didn’t want it put on his rice until he got there and could observe the operation. So he shows up looking all crazy. “Yeah, it’s me. The Shrimp Nigga. Order 162.” The girl brought […]

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Tech Spotlight: Kevin Sapp

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 Systems Engineer for LinkedIn, which recently celebrated a milestone of 500 million users. At LinkedIn, I work on […]

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A Shit Talking Pimp Asks Me For The Truth

“Truth is…if they killed you, shot your black ass tonight, in the places you love to hang, the shadows you love to lurk in, talking the shit you talk, pimping, set tripping, teeth shiny from grunting vile rap, lips dry from pursing the B in bitches and hollowing the body to call women hoes… Truth […]

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Tech Spotlight: Torin Perez

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? Lead Global Product Evangelist, DreamAfrica How did you get into tech? I was a college freshman in 2005 when Facebook was […]

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A True Pomona Story

When I was small, maybe 4 or 5 years old, my mother had a friend named Jean. Jean was a robust and tough, a single Black woman who worked a man’s job at McDonnel Douglass. She’d come by after work in her work pants and boots. When she untied her bonfire bronze and oiled hair […]

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Tech Spotlight: Keirsten Brager

What is your current role and where do you work? During the day, I am a Security Engineer with a focus on delivering and managing Tripwire solutions for NERC-CIP compliance at a major power utility. I’m also the Founder of hiddencyberfigures.com, a blog dedicated to sharing knowledge & insights to increase the number of women […]

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Tech Spotlight: Paul Brager Jr

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? In my current capacity as a Cyber Security Architect, ICS/SCADA/EA SME for Energy, Manufacturing, and Petrochemicals with a major government consulting […]

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Sipping Vodka in Prince’s Glam Slam

You can always tell how good a nightclub is by analyzing the girls bathroom scene. Prince’s Glam Slam in Los Angeles did not disappoint. I entered the opulent downtown club anointed with the neon gender-blending symbol Prince created after Warner Brothers castrated ‘The Purple One’ over contractual disputes, forcing Prince to forfeit his royal name […]

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Tech Spotlight: Nkem Nwankwo

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 Product Manager at Microsystems, a leading provider of document production solutions. How did you get into tech? I’ve been […]