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Brooklyn, NY
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  social responsibility, entrepreneurship, startups, venture capital, business strategy, management, marketing, social media, technology
Doesn't Cover: business books, business tips, mompreneurs, tech reviews

Writer. Previously @Inc. I like to tweet interesting links on business, music, sports and TV/film. Opinions and witticisms all mine.

April Joyner's Biography

April Joyner is a journalist who writes about business, technology, and culture. Previously, she was a senior reporter at Inc. magazine. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

April is a 2007 graduate of Yale University, where she majored in English, and the Columbia Publishing Course. Prior to working at Inc., she blogged and wrote features for FastCompany.com.

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The Belt Buckle That Helps You Lose Weight

ozy.com — Ever feel like you've overdone it at the buffet table ... to the point you find yourself trying to discreetly unbutton your pants? One company has a solution that works with your pants. Meet Belty, a belt whose buckle loosens and tightens according to its wearer's movements.

Jackie Robinson, Business Pioneer

ozy.com — The story of how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier is a familiar one. A white businessman, eager to make a splash and bolster business, recruits Robinson to join his organization. They make a handshake deal, kept under wraps for months.

Launching a startup on your employer's dime

usatoday.com — Jeremy Kratz was working as a freelance Web developer in Little Rock, Arkansas, when he joined a Chicago-based software consulting company called We Are Mammoth. But he wasn't hired to be just a rank-and-file employee; soon enough, he was helping to lead an entire business - a bug-tracking software company called DoneDone, founded by We Are Mammoth employees.

The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM

ajoyner.tumblr.com — I think this piece is applicable to fields beyond tech. This part especially resonated with me:Our new study uncovered a fifth pattern of bias that seems to apply mainly to black and Latina women.

Small retailers jump on the subscription box bandwagon

mprnews.org — For three years, Erin Maynard ran a store called The Geeky Cauldron out of her home in Phoenix. On the online artisan marketplace Etsy, she sold jewelry inspired by themes from popular books, films and TV shows: think vampires and wizards.

Small Retailers Jump On The Subscription Box Bandwagon

wnyc.org — For three years, Erin Maynard ran a store called The Geeky Cauldron out of her home in Phoenix. On the online artisan marketplace Etsy, she sold jewelry inspired by themes from popular books, films and TV shows: think vampires and wizards.

Small Retailers Jump On The Subscription Box Bandwagon

npr.org — For three years, Erin Maynard ran a store called The Geeky Cauldron out of her home in Phoenix. On the online artisan marketplace Etsy, she sold jewelry inspired by themes from popular books, films and TV shows: think vampires and wizards.

Big Data: Coming Soon to Your Bra?

We Can’t Find Customers to Interview. Now What?

how.co — Cindy Alvarez | Photo: Cindy Alvarez In our "Now What?" series, startups ask real-life questions, and we find experienced entrepreneurs to offer deep, relevant advice. If you have a startup challenge, and you'd like insight from an experienced entrepreneur, let us know in this short form.

We Can’t Find Customers to Interview. Now What?

how.co — Cindy Alvarez | Photo: Cindy Alvarez In our "Now What?" series, startups ask real-life questions, and we find experienced entrepreneurs to offer deep, relevant advice. If you have a startup challenge, and you'd like insight from an experienced entrepreneur, let us know in this short form.
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May 19, 2015

RT @thebestsophist: The South Asian Journalists Association is giving $2,500 need-based grants to student+recent graduate journos saja.submittable.com/submit/30097

May 19, 2015

Catching up on reading & just saw that my Jackie Robinson piece ozy.com/flashback/jack… was in this week's #HRDlist. Thanks @xHRDCVRx!

May 18, 2015

No. People criticized Tidal, justifiably, for the fake "revolution" hype. Also, Freddie Gray invocation = no bueno. twitter.com/zseward/status…

May 16, 2015

The wonderful yalebluegreen & snbaa coordinators w/ Lydia of @harlemgrown. @yaleblackalumni #ydos @… instagram.com/p/2wJD_7PMVY/

May 16, 2015

Completed plant bed. @harlemgrown yalebluegreen snbaa @yaleblackalumni #ydos @ Harlem Grown instagram.com/p/2wIV3VvMT1/

May 16, 2015

Learning about essential oils from an alum. @harlemgrown yalebluegreen snbaa @yaleblackalumni #ydos @… instagram.com/p/2wErbFPMa0/

May 16, 2015

Happy Yale volunteers! @harlemgrown yalebluegreen snbaa @yaleblackalumni #ydos @ Harlem Grown instagram.com/p/2wA1TCvMSF/

May 16, 2015

Turning the compost. @harlemgrown yalebluegreen snbaa @yaleblackalumni #ydos @ Harlem Grown instagram.com/p/2wAs2BvMRx/

May 16, 2015

Transplanting. @harlemgrown yalebluegreen snbaa @yaleblackalumni #ydos @ Harlem Grown instagram.com/p/2v7v4tPMWG/



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