Black people

OneTen pledges over 3,000 tech education scholarships over the next ten years to increase Black representation in the tech sector

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OneTen announced today the launch of an inaugural scholarship program designed to increase educational opportunities for Black talent without four-year degrees and help them pursue family-sustaining jobs in the tech industry. In partnership with talent transformation platform Udacity and the Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation, OneTen will offer a total of 3,500 scholarships for the first two years. This is part of OneTen's 10-year pledge to support Black talent from underserved areas with limited access to skills programs.

Key Points: 
  • This is part of OneTen's 10-year pledge to support Black talent from underserved areas with limited access to skills programs.
  • The 3,500 fully funded scholarships focus on training Black talent on four core tech competencies, Digital Marketing, Business Analytics, Front End Developer and Predictive Analytics.
  • We can take immediate and concrete action to increase the representation of the Black community in the tech sector through this partnership with OneTen and the BIT Foundation."
  • OneTen recognizes the unique potential in everyone every individual, every business, every community to change the arc of America's story with Black talent.

Qlik and the Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation Team Up to Increase African-American Tech Inclusion in Philadelphia

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1:30pm

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation is proud to have Qlik as a partner to support efforts to increase representation of people of African descent in the greater Philadelphia technology industry.

Key Points: 
  • PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation is proud to have Qlik as a partner to support efforts to increase representation of people of African descent in the greater Philadelphia technology industry.
  • As a regional sponsor Qlik will collaborate with BIT Philadelphia to provide training and upskilling for workers who are transitioning into tech and technology industry workers who aspire to advance their career.
  • As a regional sponsor, Qlik can have an immediate and long-lasting impact on the Philadelphia Black community.
  • For more information on the Blacks In Technology Foundation visit: https://foundation.blacksintechnology.net/
    2021 QlikTech International AB.

Northwestern Mutual and Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation Collaborate for Change

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 3:25pm

CLEVES, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with Northwestern Mutual.

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  • CLEVES, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with Northwestern Mutual.
  • Northwestern Mutual will serve as a global sponsor to increase the representation of people of African descent in the technology industry.
  • As a global sponsor, Northwestern Mutual will support BITCON , Blacks In Technology's annual conference taking place virtually October 13-15.
  • Northwestern Mutual will also participate in monthly career fairs with BIT and its partner Techqueria, who serves Hispanic/LatinX communities.

Creative Agency 19th & Park to Serve as Partner for 'Where Are All the Black People' Virtual Conference Powered by Nonprofit One Club for Creativity

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:05pm

- Tahira White, Co-Founder, President of 19th & Park

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  • - Tahira White, Co-Founder, President of 19th & Park
    To register for the conference, and get the opportunity to meet the team visit https://www.waatbp.org/ .
  • 19th & Park is a creative extension for those looking to achieve their marketing and production goals from the bottom up.
  • We know what it means to break through the status quo and rethink the norm as a multi-ethnic company.
  • Working hand in hand with companies, our creative and operations team will ensure a productive and collaborative process to provide top-notch marketing solutions.

Community Leaders Wish Death to Menthol

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:21pm

Then Mike "Menthol" Wilson will be sent home with a New Orleans-style second line band.

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  • Then Mike "Menthol" Wilson will be sent home with a New Orleans-style second line band.
  • "It's no coincidence that Black and Brown communities smoke menthol and flavored tobacco products almost exclusively," said Minou Jones, CEO of MIC.
  • For decades, Big Tobacco marketed menthol cigarettes to African Americans by giving them away in neighborhoods, at festivals and other events.
  • "We want people to understand the 'why' of this and how Big Tobacco intentionally targeted the Black community."

The Change Company Sponsors New Brookings Report on Solutions to Racial Disparities in Homeownership

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Change Company, Americas Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), announced today the release of Homeownership, racial segregation, and policy solutions to racial wealth equity , a new Brookings Institution report sponsored by The Change Company.

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  • The Change Company, Americas Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), announced today the release of Homeownership, racial segregation, and policy solutions to racial wealth equity , a new Brookings Institution report sponsored by The Change Company.
  • The Change Company is proud to partner with a renowned organization like the Brookings Institution to further define and understand housing injustice, said The Change Company Founder and CEO, Steven Sugarman.
  • The Change Company exists in part to address that very issue, Reverend Everett Bell Jr., Chair of The Change Company Community Board, said.
  • The Change Company empowers homeowners, small businesses, and consumers to pursue their American dreams by bringing social and racial equity to banking and lending.

General Motors and the Black Automotive Media Group Formalize Multimedia Internships for Clark Atlanta University Students

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 2:00pm

Dubbed The Driving Force (TDF), founding members of the Black Automotive Media Group (BAMG) recruited 15 scholars to participate in the 10-week, virtual, field-credit internship, which incorporates mentoring sessions, writing classes, video production, and media courses.

Key Points: 
  • Dubbed The Driving Force (TDF), founding members of the Black Automotive Media Group (BAMG) recruited 15 scholars to participate in the 10-week, virtual, field-credit internship, which incorporates mentoring sessions, writing classes, video production, and media courses.
  • "General Motors is proud to partner with BAMG in support of these incredible students at Clark Atlanta University.
  • Clark Atlanta University continues a more than 150-year legacy rooted in African-American tradition and focused on the future.
  • BAMG's primary objective is to bring equity and equality to Black professionals who work in and around the automotive industry.

UPDATE: Casoro Group Launches Onyx Impact Fund with $1 Billion Investment Target

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 6:47pm

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casoro Group (Casoro), a leading commercial real estate investment firm based in Austin, Texas, is announcing the launch of its new Onyx Impact Fund.

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casoro Group (Casoro), a leading commercial real estate investment firm based in Austin, Texas, is announcing the launch of its new Onyx Impact Fund.
  • The Onyx Impact Fund has a 10-year investment period, with an investment target of $1 billion.
  • The Onyx Impact Fund will focus on providing both positive social impact, as well as competitive financial returns for investors.
  • For more details on the Onyx Impact Fund and Casoro Group Education Foundation, please visit www.onyximpactfund.com or www.cgeducationfoundation.org .

Casoro Group Launches Onyx Impact Fund with $1 Billion Investment Target

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casoro Group (Casoro), a leading commercial real estate investment firm based in Austin, Texas, is announcing the launch of its new Onyx Impact Fund.

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casoro Group (Casoro), a leading commercial real estate investment firm based in Austin, Texas, is announcing the launch of its new Onyx Impact Fund.
  • The Onyx Impact Fund has a 10-year investment period, with an investment target of $1 billion.
  • The Onyx Impact Fund will focus on providing both positive social impact, as well as competitive financial returns for investors.
  • For more details on the Onyx Impact Fund and Casoro Group Education Foundation, please visit www.onyximpactfund.org or www.cgeducationfoundation.org .

Ally Financial increases minimum hourly wage by 18% to $20

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 3:00pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the trend of recognizing and valuing all employees, Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) today announced that it will increase its minimum hourly wage to $20 from $17, effective Sept. 13.

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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the trend of recognizing and valuing all employees, Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) today announced that it will increase its minimum hourly wage to $20 from $17, effective Sept. 13.
  • Ally's increased minimum wage and related adjustments will benefit more than 2,300 current teammates and further position the company as a leader in frontline pay.
  • Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a digital financial services company committed to its promise to "Do It Right" for its consumer, commercial and corporate customers.
  • A relentless ally for all things money, Ally helps people save well and earn well, so they can spend for what matters.