Archive for the ‘Black Digerati Startup’ Category

An increase in violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008 prompted a group of entrepreneurs and web developers to develop a website called Ushahidi to map reports of violence. The name Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, is an open-source tool that can be used for multiple purposes to bring […]


  In April of 2008 IAC (one of the world’s largest Internet services company) launched a search engine by the name of RushmoreDrive.com tailor made for the 12.4 million blacks online according to Nielsen Online. According to their site, Rushmoredrive delivers a blend of mainstream search results plus a layer of more relevant search results […]


Africa Online

17Sep08

Here in the United States when we think of the top Internet Service Providers (ISPs) you should immediately think Verizon, AT&T, AOL, Earthlink right? I hope so! Have you ever wondered about what ISPs people in other countries use to access the Internet? Well I was curious how many Africans did, so I went researching […]


Research shows that the number of women in IT is disproportionately low when compared to their male counterparts. The number becomes slim to none when you factor in the number of minority women with careers in IT. I would point out though that the numbers are improving, so future female digerati’s shouldn’t let the statistics […]


Black Web 2.0 is a bonus to the community of black technologists, nerds and geeks alike! The site is founded by a friend of mine Angela Benton who is also Creative Director at Rushmore Drive. The site is really cool and the content is always up-to-date. Black Web 2.0 mainly covers website and application launches; […]