DeShuna is selected as a 2017 Halcyon Fellow!

It’s not just a new administration coming to our nation’s capital: seven of the most promising social enterprises in the world are moving to Washington D.C. in 2017. Today, Halcyon Incubator announces the selection of its sixth cohort for one of the nation’s premier incubators for early-stage social entrepreneurs. The seven social enterprises will bring […]

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AFRO.COM: KWELI.TV is what the African Diaspora should be watching

From midnight to dawn, on October 12th men and women gather in Bahia, Brazil with tambourines, traditional songs, and fervent prayers to celebrate Brazil’s patron saint, Our Lady Aparecida. Robust with passed-down tales from the 19th century, the short documentary “Escravos E Santos (Of Slaves and Saints)” illustrates the connection between Brazilian spirituality and slavery […]

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DeShuna Wins SheDemos 2016 Pitch Competition

For many members of the SheStarts community, like for so many others, yesterday was a difficult day after the election. It seemed as though the values we hold dear — diversity, inclusion, gender equity, innovation — were rejected by much of our country. But a sold out-crowd representing the full spectrum of diversity showed up to stand strong for […]

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Diary of a (Mad) Black Woman Without VC Funding

Recently, Fast Company published “Black, Female Funding Stories,” an article that chronicled two of the 11 black female founders who have raised $1 million in funding. As a black female founder, I was eager to dive into how these women were able to pull off what most of us have not been able to do. […]

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