New Tech Site for Blacks Launched to Address Diversity and Its Impact in Silicon Valley

Michael DeFlorimonte, editor of
Michael DeFlorimonte, editor of

– A new digital/broadcast media property highlights technology accomplishments, opportunities and resources for African Americans in Silicon Valley and promotes diversity, inclusion and growth. –, the San Francisco Bay Area’s premiere online resource for African American arts, culture and lifestyle, has launched the micro-site “” in collaboration with The Bronze Report, an EMMY-award winning magazine-style television show about Blacks in the Bay Area and beyond. Focused on increasing the participation of Blacks in technology, is a comprehensive Northern California online resource for African-American technology event listings, individual and business profiles, news, market research, success stories, and organization and media resources.

The site will function as an information aggregator and connector, a Silicon Valley-based portal with the primary objective of addressing entrepreneurial, employment and educational diversity within the innovation economy, specifically through the growth in participation of African Americans, a greatly underrepresented minority. Increased access to influencers, venture capital decision makers and learning opportunities are also desired outcomes of this effort. In addition the site also seeks and will feature impact stories — highlighted content about people, companies and organizations involved in efforts to close the gap.

“There is room and a need for African Americans in technology, whether they are entrepreneurs, executives, investors, students, employees or coders…to be more active and influential participants in the innovation economy. Recent corporate diversity reports clearly illustrate the significant underrepresentation of Blacks in the industry. We aim to help change that,” said Michael DeFlorimonte, editor of “The opportunity, and more importantly, responsibility to increase diversity and inclusion should be a societal imperative, and touches at the core of our objectives, especially given TechREGISTRYBayArea’s location and access. L.A. has Hollywood, New York has Wall Street, D.C. has The White House… and we sit in the heart of Silicon Valley, the global center of technology.”

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Source: Black News

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