The POCIT Weekly - Thurs, Aug 27th

Here Are The African Startups from Y Combinator’s Summer 2020 Demo Day

Out of the 192 companies in total, here are the five African and Africa-focused companies that participated in YC’s Summer 2020 Demo Day.
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If Not Now, Then When? Stepping Up for Black Women in the Workforce

How is it that our society has normalized pay inequality for Black women?
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Joe Budden is taking his podcast off Spotify because the company ‘is pillaging’ his audience

BuzzFeed Inks first-look deal with Universal TV to ‘elevate underrepresented voices

TikTok announces a deal with UnitedMasters [co-founded by Steve Stoute], its first music distribution partnership

Fearless Fund launches new venture capital program for women of color

BBDO Worldwide hires its first Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer

Netflix's new film 'Project Power' updates a played-out superhero trope with a hidden message about the evils of human experimentation.

Lyft forms alliance with Black orgs to close transportation gaps

Rapper Wiz Khalifa launches a delivery-only restaurant in LA this fall! Part of the ongoing "cloud kitchens" trend.
Amazon shakeup: Jeff Bezos adds first Black exec to his elite inner circle
Black venture capitalists confront Silicon Valley’s quiet racism
Netflix: multiple roles,
Cummins Inc.: multiple roles,
Floqast: multiple roles,
HubSpot: multiple roles,
Movable Ink: multiple roles, Full-stack Developer in Berlin, GermanySenior Product Manager, Growth,
ClassPass: Backend Engineer,
Avail Car Sharing: Product Designer,
UNICEF USA: Senior Director, Infrastructure, Operations and Cybersecurity,
Exponent Partners: Senior Technical Project ManagerDirector of Sales, multiple roles,
Harvard: Marketing SpecialistService Owner/Manager, Instructional Technologies, Account Executive - ET / CT (100% Remote),
Olark: Sales ConsultantProduct Engineer,
GetUpside: Senior Software Engineer,
ReadMe: multiple roles,
Resy: Senior iOS Engineer,
Homebot: Customer Support Rep,
Science Exchange: Director of Business Development,
GoWP: Growth Manager,
Presence: Designer & Visual Creative (Marketing)Coordinator of Breaking Things (QA Software Tester),
The National Audubon Society: multiple roles,
Palo Alto Networks: multiple roles,
Ruby Central: Executive Director,
LifeLink: Software Engineer,
Cmdty Inc: Software Engineer,
CircleCI : multiple roles,
Stella Connect: multiple roles,
Gtmhub: Director of Performance Marketing- Fast Growing OKR SaaS, multiple roles,
New Context: multiple roles,
Snap: multiple roles,
Pax: multiple roles, 
Guru: multiple roles,
Atlassian: multiple roles,
BetterUp: multiple roles,
Flatiron Health: multiple roles,
VF Corporation: multiple roles,
Greenhouse: multiple roles,

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