Silicon Alley

Keep up to date on all of the latest developments and headlines related to black owned apps and technology businesses.

Digital Dope: Napturalist Moji(Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs in Tech)

Let me go ahead and drop this mocha-toned muscle emoji right quick! We all thought we were doing something when  Apple first introduced it’s “emoji skin tone modifier” feature. As corporate American tends towards inclusivity of  African Americans, Latinos, and …

Digital Dope: Web Wed Mobile (Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs in Tech)

As Luther Vandross once sang, sometimes “Love Won’t Let You Wait”. Fortunately, there’s an app for that!  These, days apps can do just about anything. They can also facilitate any transaction or interaction imaginable. Even a wedding? Yes – even …

Digital Dope: Doly (Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs in Tech)

Ideas are free. The cost of developing those ideas, however, typically is not. I’ve had quite a few friends that have had amazing app ideas. I myself had a pretty awesome idea and even went through a local accelerator program …

Digital Dope: Black Wall Street App (Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs in Tech)

If you’ve never heard of Black Wall Street, I’d encourage you to learn a bit more about it here. The Greenwood community in Tulsa, Oklahoma was a thriving community and boasted the highest concentration of black businesses in the US …

Digital Dope: PicSlit(Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs in Tech)

Whether you are a creative professional, an influencer, a business or Jenny from the block, you are likely trying to find new and creative ways to make your Instagram lit and visually appealing. You have likely been impressed by some …

Digital Dope: We Read Too (Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs in Tech)

Literacy. It is an all too important necessity for being able to communicate effectively and navigate through daily life. Globally, there are still 781 million people who cannot read or write. In a world that is moving rapidly moving towards …

Digital Dope: Tastemakers Africa (Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs in Tech)

Sorry peeps. Wakanda doesn’t exist in real life. But you might find that the continent of Africa is the next best thing. Africa is a vast continent that boasts a number of uniquely African experiences. Tourism in Africa continues to …

Digital Dope:Help Bond Me App (Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs in Tech)

When I initially came across the Help Bond Me app, I was really excited to see how founding entrepreneur Ben McFarlin solved a problem that has likely touched a large portion of families in the African American community. With recent …

Digital Dope: On Second Thought App ((Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs in Tech)

This episode of Digital Dope! is bought to you by a lovely African American Founder, who has a vision of saving “drunk texters” from themselves.  On Second Thought is an app created by a black woman who had a vision keep …

Join our community to get occasional motivational content, important updates, and free stuff to help you start and grow your business.
Holler Box