Over Labor Day weekend, urban youth of the Compton and Oakland
communities of California will have the opportunity to flex their tech
muscles at the “We Are Code” two-day hackathon event designed to promote
awareness and innovation.
When Nneka Brown decided to make Black-inspired notebooks for 2016’s
back-to-school market, she had no idea she would get 8,000 orders the
first day she advertised them through an online marketplace. But then
again, these are the days of social media. Here, we speak with Brown about the enterprise and her commitment to making a difference in her community.
There are a few stores that most every urban area needs. One of them is a
laundromat. So when Tyesha Offiong decided to leave her career in
corporate America to become an entrepreneur, she picked a somewhat
practical business to go into. But her A&Q Laundry Room is anything