Mark S. Luckie

Author. Journalist. Digital Strategist

CNN Money
15 Questions with Mark Luckie

"The success of technology and entrepreneurship follows the socioeconomic growth of the country. In short, the more money people are flush with, the more opportunity there is for experimentation."


Fortune
Why race and culture matter in the c-suite

"Both Luckie and Miley were active participants in the BlackBirds, the black employee affinity group at Twitter. In an attempt to break down barriers, Luckie even launched an informal “Ask a black guy” initiative."

 

TECHCRUNCH
TWITTER’S FORMER NEWS MANAGER TALKS ABOUT HIS CURRENT PROJECT “TODAY IN #BLACKTWITTER”

“The most interesting thing about it (TiBT) is it’s based on public tool,” Luckie said. “Anybody could’ve created this, but nobody has used it in this way up until now..."


Fader
"Today In #BlackTwitter" Is Trying To Make Sure You Don't Miss Anything

"The idea came about several months ago when I kept missing trending hashtags and stories going viral in the #BlackTwitter network. I wanted to build something for people like me who wanted to know what was going on in their online community."


The Next Web
‘Today in Black Twitter’ magnifies the voices of African-American culture online

“Black people are creative. The things we come up with, whether it’s a meme or #BlackLivesMatter, has come from a place of creativity.”

 

BET
Today in Black Twitter: Mark Luckie Speaks His Mind

"Black people want to see positive representation of themselves. I created this for the same reason that HBCU’s exist, which is to reflect the culture we have and why it's so important."

 

EBONY
Measure Social Media Blackness on Today in #BlackTwitter

"If you have a diversity of people coming up with great ideas, who have different backgrounds, they are more likely to be innovative. But if you have a lot of people who look alike, who come from the same background, then you are not living up to the full potential."


Essence
How Can We Fix Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem?

“On many occasions when visiting another company, a Black employee would pull me to the side. They'd say in a hushed tone, 'I didn't know any of us worked there.’”

 

Poynter
Mark Luckie on keeping up with Black Twitter and covering it

"When people understand that you’re being authentic in your conversation, then they’re more likely to open up to you and that’s journalism in general."


NBC News
#EpicFail? Twitter's New VP of Diversity & Inclusion is a White Guy

"Most of Twitter executives are white men and if the plan truly is to have a diverse workforce that didn't play out with the hire of Jeffrey Siminoff."

 

BET NEWS
STAY WOKE: BLACK LIVES MATTER


MSNBC
MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY SHOW

 

PBS
THE IMPACT OF TWITTER ON JOURNALISM

 

 

O'REILLY
"WHY RUPAUL IS BETTER AT SOCIAL MEDIA THAN YOU"