Morehouse College Students Gain Top Prize, Career Exposure At Black Enterprise’s HBCU Hackathon

The results are in!

The 6th annual BE Smart Hackathon, hosted by Black Enterprise and American Airlines, has concluded, revealing an array of prize-winning teams that represent the best tech talent from the nation’s HBCUs.

Team Morehouse, composed of five students from Atlanta-based Morehouse College, scored first prize in the tightly-contested final showdown. Its Free-Fly travel app greatly impressed the BE Smart judging panel consisting of Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr.,  president and CEO of BLACK ENTERPRISE; Earl Barnes, managing director of Enterprise Infrastructure Services at American; Dr. Jerry Higgs, senior software and systems engineer at e-commerce marketplace Etsy; and Cornelius Boone, American’s vice president of Human Resources and Team Member Services.

Each member of Team Morehouse walks away with 100,000 AA Advantage Miles for their first-place showing. They also won one of the event’s coveted partner prizes, awarded by software intelligence firm Dynatrace.

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GoDaddy Q&A with Corona Mamas founder Erin King-Mullins

Soon after experiencing the traumatic birth of her daughter in February, Dr. Erin King-Mullins, a colorectal surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia, faced the coronavirus pandemic and sheltering-in-place. The anxieties and stressors associated with this prompted her to search for support and resources. She didn’t find what she was looking for, so she created her own — Corona Mamas.

During this time, the many disparities in the Black community were magnified and then topped off by significant social unrest. As a Black woman, she sees racism as much of a public health problem as COVID-19 and wanted to address both public health issues through her interviews and blog posts on her website.

Corona Mamas serves as a community for moms of all kinds to have a place of refuge during the pandemic and time of social unrest.

Read on to learn her story.

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Don’t Just Disrupt How Consumers Think: Walk Your Talk

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“Greatness is for all of us” –

Back in 2012, the company Nike, an iconic world leader in athletic footwear and apparel, launched a campaign called “Find Your Greatness.” A powerful message meant to “inspire anyone who wants to achieve their own moment of greatness in sport.”

In a series of carefully crafted TV ads, you see footage of ordinary people and everyday athletes jogging, bicycling, skating with their peers, or running a marathon in a wheelchair. 

“Greatness is not in one special place,” a narrator says, “and it is not in one special person.” The underlying idea is that we are all capable of the extraordinary; no one has to be part of the elite to push beyond their limits. “Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it,” the narrator concludes.


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How to Work from Home While Schooling Your Kids

Parents all over the United States have had to make lofty and quick adjustments due to the pandemic erupting the daily routines many of us havent had to change in quite a while. Feelings of overwhelm, exhaustion, and sheer confusion have consumed many; leaving the evergreen thoughts about how to best accommodate our children while simultaneously completing remote work effectively. If you have been struggling with finding a balance or could use some extra pointers to smooth out this process; see the tips below and breathe a little easier knowing theres additional help available. 

Wake up at least an hour earlier 

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