Primary Role
Creative Principal at 3eighteen media
DeVry University
March 18, 1981

Person Details


Maurice Cherry is a web entrepreneur, freelance technology journalist, and technology consultant for non-profit organizations and politicians. He is best known as the founder and chairman of the Black Weblog Awards, the world’s premier event for showcasing bloggers, podcasters, and video bloggers of the African diaspora. Since 2005, the Black Weblog Awards has conferred over 200 awards in over 40 categories, and has an active user base spanning over 90 countries.

In addition to his duties with the Black Weblog Awards, Maurice is also Creative Principal at 3eighteen media, a web design studio which focuses on the non-profit world. He has also served as an adjunct professor with DeVry University, where he taught students the principles of effective web design. His previous experience includes grassroots social media campaigns, project management, content strategy, web design, and telecommunications management.

Maurice’s work and projects have been featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Black Enterprise, Mediabistro, SitePoint, CNN, NPR, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. He has also worked with companies like AT&T and WebMD, as well as with two NASA facilities: Ames Research Center and Marshall Space Flight Center. In 2010, Maurice was named one of Atlanta’s “Power 30 Under 30” in the field of Science and Technology by the Apex Society, and named as one of HP’s “50 Tech Tastemakers”, in conjunction with Black Web 2.0.

Maurice is an honors graduate of Morehouse College and Keller Graduate School of Management, majoring in Mathematics and Telecommunications Management, respectively.

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