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Retired Marine Colonel and CEO: ‘Leading Is Not For the Weak’

As CEO of Fortitude Consulting, Col. Boggs provides leadership development for individuals and organizations that…

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Dell

Dell Appoints Former SAP Exec Brian Reaves as Chief Diversity Officer

Reaves is now responsible for driving gender and diversity at the tech giant

Dell has appointed Brain Reaves, a former executive at multinational software corporation SAP, as the…

By Selena Hill

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Social Media

4 Ways to Determine Marketing ROI for Social Media

Businesses need to determine the value of social media marketing by measuring the ROI

Companies often spend large budgets for social marketing without attaching a value to their efforts.…

By Sherron Washington

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Trump Administration to Investigate Anti-white Bias in Affirmative Action Admissions Policies

Civil rights division leaning away from its original purpose—protecting ‘oppressed minority groups’

Another asked, “Is it possible to be more tone deaf to the real needs of…

By Robin White Goode

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O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson Legacy Sadly Won’t Include His Savvy as a Businessman and Franchisee

Another facet of the O.J. Simpson tragedy—not knowing what could have been

No one can estimate what fortune Simpson could have amassed or business empires he could…

By Samara Lynn

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Diversity and Inclusion Tech Panel (Image: Nobel Women)

Actionable Steps to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

Improving diversity in Silicon Valley requires a multi-pronged approach

“I think it would serve us better to infiltrate multiple levels of Silicon Valley in…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Rob Kardashian

Lessons From Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna on Heartbreak and Health

Nurse Alice reminds us that toxic relationships can lead to poor health

Take a lesson from Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna about how toxic relationships can impact…

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User Interface (Image: Gebeya)

How Gebeya Creates IT Professionals and Increases Career Opportunities Across Africa

Gebeya is increasing the African IT talent pool by training and placing software engineers, developers, and designers

Gebeya is nurturing a strong self-sustainable African IT ecosystem by providing advanced practical training to…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Tizeti

Startup Acquires $2.1 Million in Seed Funding to Bring Wi-Fi to Africa

Tizeti will offer unlimited, uncapped internet service across Lagos, Nigeria

The numbers are astounding. 26% of Africans are online, however, only 6% have an internet…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Landing Page (Image: LaborX)

LaborX Matches Underrepresented Candidates to Tech Jobs

A talent marketplace for graduates of innovative training programs and companies looking to expand and diversify their talent pipeline

“LaborX solves the big gap that companies have in finding qualified talent, diverse talent, in…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Meet the Tech Founders Connecting You to Pharmacies That Deliver

When you're too sick to pick up your medicine...

After co-founder Halston Prox watched his busy dad struggle to find the time to pick…

By Kandia Johnson

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Designs from Africa

Afrikrea Let’s You Shop for Exclusive Fashion From Africa

Walk around sporting a piece of the motherland

What a gem to find out that we can access African trends internationally with very…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Left to Right: Songe LaRon and Dave A. Salvant (Image: Squire)

5 Beauty Tech Companies Founded by Black Entrepreneurs

In a world dominated by mobile applications, here are some beauty industry standouts

Squire allows you to book an appointment online at a Barbershop near you.

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Whole Foods Buy Makes Jeff Bezos Net Worth Over $75 Billion

Amazon bought Whole Foods in cash

This nudges Bezos even further up on the “world’s richest” list placing him almost neck-in-next…

By Samara Lynn

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New Twitter Interface

Twitter: Oh You Fancy, Huh?

Twitter updates its platform with a redesign.

Remember all of the icons at the bottom of the screen that you used to:…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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WOCinTech

3 Tech Scholarships to Apply for Now

There is no excuse to not take advantage of these opportunities

Here are three programs currently offering scholarships that will give you the coding or entrepreneurial…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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BE Test Drive: Can the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Reach Iconic Status?

This eco-friendly auto could be the new pound-for-pound, small car champion

High technology is rapidly shaping the automobile industry’s present and future. Powerful V8 engines, once…

By Brian Armstead

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Draper University

Draper University Offers Scholarships to Increase Diversity

If you are eager to get your foot in the door of Silicon Valley, look no further than Draper University

If you are adventurous and a risk taker, and ready to dive headfirst into the…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Deborah Olivia Farmer, Carl West, Thomas K.R. Stovall, Dr. Lance McCarthy, Ray Lewis, Ann Marie, Star Cunningham

Thomas Stovall creates #ImBlackInTech [VIDEO]

As if having a fully functioning startup isn’t enough, Stovall recently started an equally impressive organization

The organization recently partnered with Chicago 1000, a branch of an organization called, Global 1000,…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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3rd Annual Culture Shifting Weekend Awards Brunch

Andrea Hoffman Is Shifting Culture in Silicon Valley

There is magic in curating rooms to create opportunities

Recently, Andrea Hoffman, strategic growth adviser, author, and founder of Culture Shifting Weekend, held the…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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