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Massive Tech Layoffs Are Undercutting DEI Progress Made With Recent Hires

13 days ago   |   By Essence

By Jasmine Browley · Updated January 25, 2023 As sweeping layoffs plague Big Tech, DEI jobs are taking the brunt of the blow. According to a Bloomberg report, listings for DEI roles were down 19% last year - a larger downtick than in legal or general human resources departments per data from Textio, a company helping businesses create unbiased job ads. “I'm cautiously concerned - not that these roles will go to zero but that there will be a spike in ‘Swiss army knife' type roles,” Textio Chief Executive Officer Kieran Snyder told Bloomberg. Other sectors besides have dramatically carved...
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This Black-Owned Startup Received Jay-Z's Support-Now It's Poised To Be The Next Unicorn

13 days ago   |   By Essence

By Jasmine Browley · Updated January 25, 2023 Leave it Jay-Z to spot emerging stars in music, sports and now...blockchain. The musician and prolific entrepreneur's VC firm Marcy Venture Partners recently invested in Spatial Labs , an infrastructure company aimed at revolutionizing consumer experiences, announced on January 25 the closing of a $10 million seed funding round led by Blockchain Capital, a leading venture firm in the blockchain industry. Spatial Labs' latest product, LNQ , is a state-of-the-art chip platform that uses blockchain technology to authenticate products and unlock...
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Black Founders Only Got 1% Of VC Funding In 2022-We Spoke To Tech Crunch's Dominic-Madori Davis About The Concerning Disinvestment Trend

Black Founders Only Got 1% Of VC Funding In 2022-We Spoke To Tech Crunch's Dominic-Madori Davis About The Concerning Disinvestment Trend

13 days ago   |   By Essence

By Jasmine Browley · Updated January 25, 2023 Since June 2022, Tech Crunch reporter Dominic-Madori Davis has been stirring up robust conversations around the abysmal state of diverse venture capital investment in minority-founded startups, particularly Black ones. In a series of thoughtful reports , Davis offers a meditation on what it's really like to be a Black founder in pursuit of VC support, particularly in the age of corporate DEO over-promising and underdelivering following the social justice reckoning of June 2020. Earlier this month, Davis reported that Black founders in the...
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Michael Jackson Estate Reportedly Approaching $800M to $900M USD Sale of...

Michael Jackson Estate Reportedly Approaching $800M to $900M USD Sale of Music Catalog

The estate of Michael Jackson is reportedly closing in on a $800 million USD to $900 million USD deal to sell half of its share in the late artist's catalog. According to... Read more ...

Nike's ACG Lowcate "Bacon" is Packed With Flavor

Nike's ACG Lowcate "Bacon" is Packed With Flavor

Last year, Nike ACG continued its exploration of trail-ready footwear with the introduction of the ACG Lowcate. Since then, it has already been welcomed with open arms from... Read more ...

Conor McGregor Introduces Proper No. Twelve Irish Apple Whiskey

Conor McGregor Introduces Proper No. Twelve Irish Apple Whiskey

After launching Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey in 2018 with co-founders Audie Attar and Ken Austin, MMA icon and entrepreneur Conor McGregor is now introducing "Proper No... Read more ...

Beta post and doublet's ICE CREAM BAG Comes in Three "Flavors"

Beta post and doublet's ICE CREAM BAG Comes in Three "Flavors"

For Fall/Winter 2023, Masayuki Ino 's doublet has teamed up with Ken Ezaki's beta post label for a playful bag release. Simply dubbed the "ICE CREAM BAG," the carrying option... Read more ...

Madonna slams critics of her ‘new face': ‘Bow down, bitches!'

Madonna slams critics of her ‘new face': ‘Bow down, bitches!'

"Many people chose to only talk about Close-up photos of me Taken with a long lens camera By a press photographer that Would distort anyone's face!!" Madonna lamented. Read more ...

Heron Preston Delivers More Graphic Apparel to HBX

Heron Preston Delivers More Graphic Apparel to HBX

Just arrived on HBX is a series of Heron Preston 's graphic-prints everyday apparel, ranging from jackets, and T-shirts to long-sleeve shirts. Leading the latest drop is the... Read more ...

Bam Margera and Priscilla Presley share lunch - and a surprising connection

Bam Margera and Priscilla Presley share lunch - and a surprising connection

Margera captioned one of the pictures, "Lunch with prescilla Presley," spelling her name wrong. Read more ...

Squalene Vs. Squalane: What's The Difference Between The Skincare Ingredients?

Squalene Vs. Squalane: What's The Difference Between The Skincare Ingredients?

Squalane or squalene? We get to the bottom of the confusion between these two ingredients, how they're different, and what you should look for in your products. Read more ...

Pop Art Nails Are The Most Animated Spring Manicure Trend

Pop Art Nails Are The Most Animated Spring Manicure Trend

Pop art designs are one of the biggest new nail trends for 2023. Unsure if you can pull off this funky look? Let us reassure you with some nail design inspo. Read more ...

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