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Narrative

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

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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Personal Essay

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

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

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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Personal Essay

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

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 […]

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Newsletter

Let’s get together

In January, I shared some of my challenges with mental and emotional health and the steps I took to regain my footing. Discussing this publicly was a turning point, as bringing challenges to the light removes the sinister foothold that shame and negative self-talk can have on us. In addition to the outpouring of support, […]

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Content Recap

Content Recap: May 1st, 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. When Staying Makes you Less a Loyal Than Leaving by Ryan Mitchell, Ph.D The Making Of Blue Collar Hustle — Part 5: The Prince Of Palmetto by Alonge Hawes Founder’s Therapy: […]

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Film

Luke Cage and the $40 Million Stereotype

Luke Cage is arguably the largest African-American superhero production in mainstream media. With a budget of about $40 million for its first season and an upcoming second season, it validates America’s interest in watching a black superhero fight crime. Yet after watching it, it feels like more of a slap in the face towards the […]