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There are Systemic Barriers’: Black Engineer Sets Ambitious Goal to Graduate 10,000 Black Engineers by 2025

Favour Nerrise, 22, is a Ph.D. electrical engineering student at Stanford University in Stanford, California, and the National Society of Black Engineers’ national chair (NSBE). She has set a lofty aim of graduating 10,000 Black engineers in the next three years. The current graduation rate for Black engineers is 6,000, according to the National Society of Engineering Education, which records engineering graduation rates.

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 Tyrance Billingsley II: The Rebirth of Black Wall Street Through Technology

Ladderworks sits down with Tyrance Billingsley II,  founder and executive director of Black Tech Street to discuss the challenges that he is currently facing.

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Bored Ape Yacht Club’s New Metaverse Shows NFTs Are Evolving

Bitcoin and Dogecoin reached all-time highs last year, but 2021 was the year of the nonfungible token. Last year, almost $25 billion was spent on NFTs, a few billion more than was spent at the global box office. Despite – or perhaps because of – that high result, there is a stigma attached to NFTs. Most people are either perplexed by the exorbitant pricing NFTs command or are sure they are a sophisticated deception, a rip-off waiting to happen. Critics see NFT purchasers as scumbags who waste money on JPEGs that they could simply “right-click-save” for free.

That refrain won’t remain true for long. NFTs are developing, for better or worse, in 2022.

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The metaverse explained! 

“Metaverse” is currently a big term in the worlds of technology, business, and finance, and its definition, like all buzzwords, is hazy, debated, and molded by the objectives of those who use it. In its broadest sense, the metaverse is defined as a graphically rich virtual arena with some degree of realism in which people can work, play, shop, socialize — in short, do the things humans enjoy to do together in real life. Proponents of the metaverse frequently emphasize the concept of “presence” as a defining factor: feeling like you’re really there, and that other people are also truly there with you.

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How NFT technology can be “a tool for decolonization”

A newly created non-fungible token (NFT), a unique digital asset that can be sold or exchanged using bitcoin, can be found somewhere in a decentralized, virtual realm.
It includes a virtual representation of a sculpture created by the Congo’s Pende people in 1931. The image, which is suspended halfway between fantasy and reality, revolves counterclockwise over a black background, revealing a new dimension with each round.

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The amount of venture dollars going to Latinx startups jumped 143% last year

The amount of venture capital going into Latinx-founded startups surged last year, but such companies still get a disproportionately small percentage of total venture dollars, according to a new report.
Latinx-founded companies across the US raised $6.8 billion last year, according to the report Wednesday from Crunchbase. That amount was up 143% from the $2.8 billion such companies raised in 2020.

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The 11 Slides You Need to Have in Your Pitch Deck for 2022

If you’re soliciting funds for your company, having an impressive pitch deck is a must-have weapon in your fundraising arsenal. An excellent pitch deck piques the interest of potential investors in your idea and engages them in a discussion about your company, hopefully leading to an investment.
In this essay, I’ll walk you through the formula for creating your own pitch deck.

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EXPANDING BLACK BUSINESS CREDIT INITIATIVE CLOSES $29M FOR THE BLACK VISION FUND

The Expanding Black Business Credit Network (EBBC) announced today the completion of its Black Vision Fund. The fund will make long-term loans to six successful Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) with a strong history of inclusive investing in order to increase their lending to small companies in underrepresented communities. One of the key goals is to close the racial wealth gap that afflicts the Black community.

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Three Questions To Help Ensure Your Business Is Up-To-Date With Tech Infrastructure

In the corporate world, new techniques and strategies are frequently appreciated. They are frequently essential in order to maintain your business thriving and avoid slipping into the trap of complacency. Many company leaders feel comfortable “shaking things up” inside or outside, such as by improving employee culture or introducing new products and services. These changes are excellent and crucial for a successful company, but they are only that. It’s only a few tweaks. Business leaders are frequently ready to make modest changes but unable to accept the looming core issues. Technology is at the forefront of today’s difficult frontier for building better companies. Recognizing the neglected components of structural assembly is no minor feat. Your company will put you on the road to success.Read more. ➝