Globalization is makng things blurry

04 May 2018 | Toby Murphy | Infosurhoy Beijing’s International Security Defense College, which boasts of becoming “the largest private security training school in China,” sits behind a 45-foot-high exterior wall and a barricade. Inside the compound, trainers with police and military experience teach classes on tackling detainees, handling hostage situations and thwarting terrorist attacks. […]

via Blackwater Prince cuts lucrative security-training deal with Chinese insiders — Hawkins Bay Dispatch

Is it too late to change

A well-intentioned Chinese Central Television (CCTV) comedy show went horribly wrong last month. CCTV brings out its best programming during the peak Chinese new year’s holidays, but one comedy sketch this year earned wide international media criticism for its portrayal by a Chinese actress in blackface portraying an African mother with stereotypical curves and mindset. […]

via Formation of race stereotypes is undermining Chinese effort in Africa — Take Five

To Candace and all who think of ownership

A few months ago, Marceau Michel met up with a fellow entrepreneur, Kathryn Brown of ScoutSavvy, to discuss their triumphs and tribulations of their time in the tech industry. That’s when the two discovered they were running into the same issue: lack of funding. Unfortunately, Michel, an African-American founder, is not alone. Just one percent…

via Black Founders Matter wants to raise $10 million to fund black-led startups — TechCrunch