Digital

Legendary rapper Method Man has teamed up with Intercept Music to empower independent music artists to have ownership of their intellectual property.

The United Negro College Fund has launched an online platform dubbed HBCUv to advance digital learning and cultivate community.

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will make its exhibits available online.

Issa Rae has launched a new production company.

The African-American community collectively mourned when Johnson Publishing announced earlier this year that it would no longer print “JET Magazine”. Black Twitter exploded with grief over popular magazine features like the “Beauty of the Week” and “JET Weddings” when readers every where believed they’d never see their faces printed in the book. But no so fast! In […]

Some tech companies are acquired for their product. Others are bought for the human talent. The issues surrounding  “acqui-hires” was discussed yesterday at the annual  Digital Summit in New York City, a partnership with Council of Urban Professionals, BET.Com, ADCOLOR , and InteractiveOne [parent company of NewsOne]. The panel included Heidi Messer who co-founded and […]

Is there a significant black presence in the digital space? Tomorrow will be the third installment of the annual Digital Summit that’s designed to stimulate conversation around technology topics important to the black community. This year’s topic will be “The Entrepreneur and the Big Media Company: What Role Do ‘Acqui-Hires’ Play in the Media M&A […]

From Time: In an age of perpetual digital connectedness, why do people seem so disconnected? In a Duke University study, researchers found that from 1985 to 2004, the percentage of people who said there was no one with whom they discussed important matters tripled, to 25%; the same study found that overall, Americans had one-third […]