It’s not easy for a woman to break into the male-dominated wine industry, especially a woman of color. The Wine Institute & Women Winemakers of California reported in 2016 that even though 90% of wine made in the US is produced in California, only 10% of those wineries are owned by women. Andrea and Robin McBride are two making black history with their vineyard: McBride Sisters, making them the first African-American sisters to found

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Founder, WeThrive, an entrepreneurship program for middle school children “Each one reach one; Each one teach one” is the phrase that comes to mind with today’s feature Daquan Oliver. A New York native Oliver founded the not-for-profit organization WeThrive, which pairs middle-school from under-resourced communities and college students together to create their own businesses with seed money. The college students mentor the younger students to turn their business idea into  revenue-generating endeavors with a strong

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Social Media Strategist/Creator #BlackLatinxHistory As we continue into our monthlong celebration of Black History, we cannot stress the importance of focusing on diversity that exists in the African Diaspora. Our NBT feature for this day emphasized this with the creation of her now-viral hashtag #BlackLatinxHistory. (Pronounced “lah -teen- ex”) One needs look no further than Twitter to see the impact Juliana Pache’s hashtag is having within the Black and Latinx communities. When asked about why and

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  Software Engineer, Employee #1 at Dropbox Aston Motes grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, a small town with plenty of computers to keep him occupied. “I always had computers around me," Motes says in an interview with Fast Company, "...and that’s due to my dad, who I think earlier than most people not in Silicon Valley realized the power of personal computation.” He began learning about code in middle school, and by high school

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Last week San Francisco hosted the Tech Inclusion conference highlighting diversity in tech. One person who definitely should be held up as a model for tech inclusivity and diversity is Lisa Mae Brunson. Founder of Wonder Women Tech, EqualityTV, Hacks 4 Humanity, and Wonder Women Hacks. She has contributed to the Huffington Post, had her conference featured locally on CBS and NBC Los Angeles, and advocates for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ARTS, and math) education. Lisa

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“Everything in life is a piece of art” - Kashmir Thompson Kashmir Thompson is shaking up the internet with her graphic design. This young artist moved to Atlanta after graduating from the Cleveland school of Arts where she studied visual communications. Now focused on her graphic design Kashmir’s work is influenced heavily by popular and hip hop culture and if you’re a 90s child there is no doubt you’ll feel a nostalgic longing looking at

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Tahir Jetter is an exciting up and coming filmmaker. Tahir started getting buzz after his promising short film "Close", he caught the attention of our favorite Awkward Black Girl, Issa Rae. Issa helped push Tahir to the next level by included his web series "Hard Times" in her Color Creative initiative. This young filmmakers newest project is making waves as well, Occasionally Dating Black Women is an adaptation of a popular blog with the blog's creator

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