All posts by Naji H Kelley

Naji H. Kelley is passionate about changing the narrative for people of color in business, tech, and media industries. He loves documenting his entrepreneurial journey, hoping to share his story to inspire others to harness the entrepreneurial spirit to challenge the problems you see for the betterment of your community.

The New Philanthropists

Austin-Based Organization to Diversify Nonprofit Boards

While the lack of diversity seen on nonprofit boards across the country isn’t a new issue, an organization in Austin wants it to change, and fast. The New Philanthropists recently held their first meeting at St. David’s Foundation with a focus on...

/ December 7, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Divine & BLAK Fintech

Meet Divine, Founder and CEO of BLAK Fintech. BLAK, which stands for “Building Leverage Acquiring Knowledge,” is an online and mobile financial services company. Its mission is to build affordable and tech-driven personal financial and banking products with a focus...

/ August 8, 2017

A Journey To Black Wall Street

Just like many others, I was never taught about Black entrepreneurs, investors or inventors in school. The advancements made by this group were never mentioned in my African-American Studies honor class in high school, and I always wondered why. Similarly, I...

/ June 15, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Christa Freeland

Meet Christa Freeland, Cofounder/Managing Director of Switch Cowork, a network of unique workspaces with everything you need to get work done. Switch has two locations in Austin, TX at Trackside in East Austin and a recently opened location at Rebel Pizza in North...

/ April 21, 2017

How to Prepare For The Coding Interview

Austin’s Hispanic Hackers recently held their second coding interview practice session thanks to HomeAway and Capital Factory. As we discovered in January, the whiteboard coding interview is often, for better or worse, the typical rite of passage most developers have to overcome to land...

/ April 14, 2017

The Best Podcasts Focused on Diversity in Tech

According to Edison Research, 21 percent of Americans have listed to a podcast, which is up from 12 percent in 2013. 64 percent people say they most often listen to a podcast on their mobile device, which is up from...

/ April 14, 2017

The BLNDED Beginning

The idea for BLNDED Media was born out of my frustration of working in corporate America combined with an eagerness to present entrepreneurs of color as examples of inspiration. I worked as a client support specialist in the IT department...

/ January 23, 2017