Any faithful viewers of Donald Glover’s Emmy-award-winning TV show Atlanta know that the titular city was built on, and continues to be fueled by the contributions of African Americans. From politics to infrastructure, to music and food, Atlanta is Black and proud, and that pride can now extend to a new industry: Technology. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution recently explored the statistical increase in African American participation in the Atlanta tech industry. If this upward trend continues, it seems Atlanta will be well-positioned to become the Black Silicon Valley during the coming decades, or even sooner.
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