Jessica Watkins, First Black Woman On The International Space Station Crew

(Article by Shanique Yates on afrotech. Photo credit: NASA)

“Meet the first Black woman to join the International Space Station (ISS) crew! Jessica Watkins is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut who will make history with her debut spaceflight. She is set to become the first Black woman to not only join the space station crew but also live and work in space for a long-duration mission on the orbiting outpost, according to TODAY. She will make her journey starting April 2022 aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule from the NASA Kennedy Space Center located in Cape Canaveral, FL…”

Read the article: https://bit.ly/3oqmzAn

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Creative Who Has Made Over $300K Selling Her Art Through NFTs

(Article by Bernadette Giacomazzo on afrotech.com. Photo credit: Lana Denina.)

“Lana Denina is a Black woman artist who has made over $300,000 just in selling NFTs, CNBC reports. And not just any NFTs — but NFTs of her original artwork. By now, everyone is familiar with the NFT, or Non-Fungible Token, and its growing popularity in the tech world. Their popularity has sparked a revolution, especially among celebrities and creatives, too. And for this Montreal, Canada-based creative, NFTs has made her quite a pretty penny. And she told CNBC that she hopes her success story inspires other creatives of color to follow in her footsteps…”

Read the article: https://bit.ly/3IpL3BA

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Tabitha Brown Goes From Vegan TikTok Star To Her First Vegan Restaurant

(Article by Ngozi Nwanji in afrotech.com. Photo Credit: Phillip Faraone)

“Tabitha Brown is known on the Internet for keeping her followers updated on delicious vegan recipes. Now, that will change as her Los Angeles fans are in for a treat. In an Instagram post, the actress and TikTok star announced that she will be opening her first vegan restaurant. She also revealed it will be the second location of Kale My Name, a popular vegan restaurant in Chicago, where she is now a co-owner.”

Source: https://afrotech.com/tabitha-brown-kale-my-name-restaurant

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The 12-Year-Old Who’s Sold Nearly $4M In NFTs

(Article by Ngozi Nwanji on afrotech.com. Photo Credit: Nyla Collection)

“Twelve-year-old Nyla Hayes, creator of the Long Neckie Collection — a non-fungible token (NFT) collection worth about $3.4 million in digital currency — and founder of NFT Children’s Day, is breaking new ground for the youth in tech. The young NFT digital artist will now serve as the first-ever Artist-in-Residence for TIMEPieces — TIME’s web3 community initiative, according to a press release provided to AfroTech.”

Source: https://afrotech.com/nyla-hayes-timepieces-artist-in-residence

So, this little 12-year-old girl sold almost $4 million dollars in NFTs? What is her secret? I say, if she can do it, we all can do it. Perhaps, she’ll share her secret in this article.

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Doja Cat’s Single Edition NFT Sells For $188K, … The Largest Auctioned Item In Tezos History

(Article by Samantha Dorisca is published on afrotech.com)

Photo Credit: Scott Dudelson

“Doja Cat is breaking new records and not just in the music arena.

As AfroTech previously revealed, the singer has been crypto curious, launching her first non-fungible token (NFT) collection earlier this month with green NFT marketplace OneOf, founded by Lin Dai, Josh James and Adam Fell.”

Source: https://afrotech.com/doja-cats-single-edition-nft-sells-for-188k-outselling-jay-z-as-the-largest-auctioned-item-in-tezos-history

Some say that NFTs are the future of how independent artists finally take control of the profits their works generate. Whether or not this is true remains to be seen. What we do know, however, is that NFTs are exploding and that artists are beginning to launch their own tokens. What’s next? Join the conversation in the NFTs group here on XNubiaPhi.com.

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How Facial Recognition Technology Is Different In Africa

There’s a reason many Africans are wary of the identification technology: It doesn’t work as well for people with dark skin. That’s where Charlette N’Guessan, a young Ivorian researcher, comes in...

She’s not ashamed to say it: The coronavirus pandemic has been “a very good thing” for Charlette N’Guessan. The same goes for Africa’s forward-looking tech entrepreneurs in general. “With the challenges posed by COVID-19, the continent is waking up,” the young Ivorian says. “People are thinking innovation, ideas, change. This crisis gives credibility to what we are doing.” It must be said that N’Guessan’s chosen field — facial recognition — is largely unexplored in Africa. It also arouses a fair amount of suspicion, and for good reason: Existing algorithms, including the best out there, are less accurate at identifying individuals of color, as tests conducted in the United States have revealed an error rate five to 10 times higher for these populations.

Article by Marie de Vergès

Source: https://worldcrunch.com/tech-science/how-facial-recognition-technology-is-different-in-africa#

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African Women in Technology Conference 2019

“Speaking with representatives of various tech organizations from all over Africa, the conference presented a great opportunity for women to be better versions of themselves. Speaking at the event, Laura Chite the CEO CIO East Africa noted, “This is an opportunity to be a better version of oneself not just in the technology careers but holistically. It is worth seizing.””

Source: https://bit.ly/2YakZSP

Two things are true: The leadership of women is critical to our survival. And technology has the potential to solve many social and economic problems that are pervasive on the continent. Looking forward to seeing many more similar events both at home and abroad.

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See You Yesterday

“High school best friends and science prodigies C.J. and Sebastian spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel. But when C.J.’s older brother Calvin dies after an encounter with police officers, the young duo decide to put their unfinished tech to use in a desperate bid to save Calvin.”

Source: http://bit.ly/see-you-yesterday

Afrofuturistically Amazing! This is for all of us Blerds, Bleeks, and Bleirdos. The future is yesterday. Black to the Future!

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Why it’s important that Ivanka was in Africa

“Ivanka Trump is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a four-day tour to promote the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, a $50 million United States initiative launched by her father, President Trump in February. The initiative is aimed at advancing women’s economic empowerment through a whole-of-government approach to reach 50 million women globally by 2025.”

Source: http://venturesafrica.com/dangote-refinery-supports-nigerias-content-development-initiative-as-local-contractors-get-368-million-deals/

This initiative, on the surface, certainly looks like a bold, progressive move by the Trump administration. Let’s look under the hood to see what measures are in place to make sure that they’re not just creating a higher-skilled slave labor force of women. Sounds like a project to me!

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Are women the future of Nigeria’s tech industry?

“Over the years, the technology sector remained a road less travelled for women, despite the progress they continue to make in other professional fields. In this issue, we journey with a new generation of women pioneering tech advancements in Africa’s biggest economy.”

Source: http://venturesafrica.com/VABizHive2019Issue01/

Clearing the path for women in all areas of life is vital to the future of humanity. The women in this article share how they defied the odds and used their brilliance to establish themselves. How does your community support women tech innovators?

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