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    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Introducing Rising Tech Star of Note: Tristan Walker






    If you haven't guessed, the main impetus for this site is to promulgate the dissolution of the so-called Black monolith.  The continued public and corporate support for sub par Black entertainment (as well as Black dysfunction masking as entertainment) must come to end-enter young master, Tristan Walker.  Walker initially gained notoriety as the erstwhile director of business development for Foursquare and now he's back with a new start up, Walker & Company Brands.  As an avid podcast listener (and participant/owner), it is apparent that his company's goal in targeting health and beauty brands toward folks of color must be effective because Walker's flagship brand, Bevel  (a Black male shaving line) is quite ubiquitous in the internet broadcasting world.  But what's more important to note about the Walker business is really the young ceo, himself.  Black and Brown representation in the tech field has been severely lacking and perhaps the one way to increase the minority presence is to augment public awareness. We must eschew the oft promoted notions of neo-luddism and anti-intellectualism that serve as memes within certain segments of the African-American community. Being black and tech savvy (and entrepreneurial) shouldn't be mutually exclusive.   For more on Mr. Walker's story, check out this recent article, courtesy of FastCompany.com:

    http://www.fastcompany.com/3037933/the-visible-man
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