The Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) welcomes the founders of Blackbook, the app.

Blackbook co-founder, project director, and recent grad, Ibrahim Baldé helped create Blackbook, a university app that improves student connectedness. The founding team is partially featured in the photo left to right, Nahom Solomon, Chase Ali-Watkins, Nicholas Brathwaite, Ibrahim Baldé, and (not pictured) Kyle Parkman, have partnered with a Berkley group coined Mobile Developers to ready the app for Android and iOS.

In summary, the African American Student Handbook or “Black Book” was a 1980s guide to Berkeley’s Black faculty, organizations, and campus resources. It was an important “peer-to-peer connections” reference for Black students.

The new Blackbook app therefore serves as a digital revival of its ’80s counterpart and is meeting the needs of today’s students. It acts as an ecosystem for diversity, equity and inclusion on college campuses.

⭐ Join the Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) for this roundtable discussion with the members of Blackbook's founding team as they discuss the broad applications of this revived idea and its new foundation in modern tech. Zoom pre-registration is here.

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