If Silicon Valley is to be “the new promised land” for African Americans it will be because these tech entrepreneurs continue to build on their success and because venture capitalists understand the importance of having all the brilliant ideas available (regardless of from where they come) represented in the marketplace.
Perhaps the best summation of the role of people and technology came from someone I overheard: “You should use the internet to get off the internet." That same thought applies to all of technology. We use our gadgets and apps to help us make decisions about our unmediated, not just our virtual presences.
She's a pianist, a singer, and a part-time punk bandleader who managed to garner interest from the likes of P. Diddy and more on her quest for true soulfulness. Sitting down with PopMatters, Brown tells us all about her journey towards getting here.