It’s looking like the end of an era. Yesterday was officially the last day you would have been able to buy CDs at Best Buy, as they are pulling the discs from their shelves July 1st. Though CDs will not be sold, customers will still be able to purchase vinyl records from the store for […]

Want to live video chat with your followers? Instagram is testing a new feature that will allow you to chat with tribe. There is one twist, unlike other live chat platforms like duo, Skype, and FaceTime; your live chat feed will not be private. So be careful about what you broadcast. The feature will be […]

Sunday, May 28  Host and Producer, Tiffanie Stanard kicked off Philly Speaks with a guest cohost, while Senator Vincent Hughes traveled for work. The guest cohost was Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur, Maxwell Brown of Getting the Max Out of Life. The topic focused on: Entrepreneurs need more than words of Support! As a entrepreneur for […]

Our youth needs your help…Coded by Kids is turning community spaces into technology education centers for Philadelphia’s youth. They are working to ensure that regardless of who you are, where you come from, and what resources you have, all Philadelphia youth have access to the technology-driven education, resources, and support necessary to succeed in the innovation economy. Coded by […]


There’s a big push to get more African-Americans into the tech world and the culmination is happening this weekend. The Black Data Processing Association will hold its annual Technology Conference and Job Fair August 10th through 13th in Atlanta, Georgia. The BDPA provides training for professionals and scholarships for students in an attempt to increase […]

Prince helped to launch a technology initiative to teach coding to Black youths. An emotional Van Jones said Prince worked generously behind the scenes to uplift African-American youths.

School officials there are encouraging parents to download a free math app that, as stated in at least one major study, improves math scores.

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Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company, is one of Silicon Valley’s rising entrepreneurs hoping to shake up the perception of the technology…


It always feels like we’re making strides as a community and culture, until a study comes out telling us, but wait, there’s more. Not that all the data should be taken at face value, but it’s important to be aware of the messages being put out there. Take, for example, this recent study that says […]

August 30, 2015 Today on Philly, we discussed how local businesses are prepping for the World Meeting of Families. Special Guests: -John O’Malley-Public Relations Manager, Verizon Wireless-Philadelphia Tri-State Region -Mitch Prensky, Owner of Scratch Biscuits -Shalimar Thomas, Executive Director-African American Chamber of Commerce -Ade Lawal, Owner of Express Employment   Verizon Wireless invested $20 Million in network […]

Philly Speaks had the pleasure of interviewing John Williams, Director of the SBIR program about the SBIR National Road Tour. What is the SBIR National Road Tour? A national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR/STTR programs annually provide […]