Looking back at 2023, the word that encapsulates my experience was faith. So much of what happened in my favor wasn't things I planned or strategized to achieve, they were opportunities that found me. So often I get concerned with the how of a thing, when I need to remember that the how isn't my responsibility. My job is the what. When I stand confidently in what I want and [...]
Two days ago, I minted my first NFT. I've been increasingly enamored with the idea of both, collecting digital art, and the concept and implications of smart contracts over this past year. After doing a ton of research over the last couple of months, I decided I wasn't going to really learn by sitting on the sidelines, I needed to get in. Either I was going to buy [...]
I was on this morning talking all things Black Tech Green Money like investing in Black people, ecosystem and representation, entrepreneurship, crypto and more. Watch the full interview below! Salute to Charlamagne tha God on our partnership at The Black Effect!
To start my annual lookback, I went through my personal photo albums from the year and am stunned by how different this year was, pre-about-March 13th. We were quite literally in a different world back then. So much has changed. I have all these images of us unmasked, in groups, at concerts, traveling, and enjoying the company of strangers. There are people in my photos that aren't with [...]
2019 was a banner year for me both professionally and personally. When I look back at the year overall, I have a lot to be thankful for. I didn't achieved everything I wanted, but I'm finding more peace regardless of what's going on in my life. I'm learning to stop trying to force things as much as I did in my twenties, a practice that carried over into [...]
I used to think that where I lived limited the opportunities life would afford me. I was one of those teenagers that proclaimed 'as soon as I graduate, I'm outta here!'. At the same time, I was deeply afraid inside that I couldn't cut it in the big city. When I moved to Atlanta, I felt like EVERYBODY was gonna be doper at doing what I wanted to [...]
Joah Spearman is the founder and CEO at Localeur, a website and app that makes it possible for people to experience what the locals eat, drink, and play wherever they go. Localeur has been called one of the best travel apps by The Today Show, Forbes, TIME, The Guardian and more. Joah is one of the few African-American technology founders to have raised more than $5 million. […]
Sometimes we trick ourselves into believing that we need something more, something we don't have today before we can get started on our project or our business idea. Often, the thing we think we need is an excellent excuse for why we haven't started doing the work yet. Start. No more excuses.
Dawn W. Dickson is a serial entrepreneur and founder CEO at PopCom, a startup developing future-ready solutions for vending and self-service retail and Flat Out of Heels (rollable flats for women to get relief from painful heels). She’s spoken for, or been given awards by Forbes, Black Enterprise, Fortune Magazine and more […]