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Tech Inclusion Conference Offers Doable Steps For Change

An overview of valuable takeaways from this year's Tech Inclusion conference

Currently, Tech Inclusion is a topic at the forefront of conversations happening in Silicon Valley…

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Kapor Capital Aims to Hack Bias in Silicon Valley

An incredibly diverse group of 70 hackers showed up ready to create a solution.

Startup Weekend Oakland landed at the Kapor Center for Social Impact and focused on the…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Black Entrepreneurs Shine During 500 Startups Demo-Ween

From healthcare to religion, these entrepreneurs pitched to take their companies to the next level

500 Startups premiered their Batch 18 companies, but not without the voice of some outstanding…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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The Hidden Geniuses of Oakland, California

Community-based program is teaching black boys skills in tech and leadership

An intense 15-month program is equipping young boys of color in California with technological, leadership…

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3 Ways Your Company Can Use Tech To Hook Customers

The digital world of commerce is here to stay and entrepreneurs must fully embrace it

BE’s TechConneXt panel, “Business Tech: What’s Hot, Next and New,” discussed how the latest tech…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Robotics Engineers on Whether Robots Will Kill Us All

How deadly are robots to mankind?

At Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt Tech Summit, two black robotics engineers discussed artificial intelligence and robotics;…

By Samara Lynn

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The Marijuana Business Just Got A Major Partner

Microsoft partners with cannabis technology firm KIND Financials

Microsoft partners with cannabis technology firm KIND Financials.

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African American-Led Virtual Reality Company Lands $23 Million in Funding

The Virtual Reality Studio, co-founded by Guy Primus, receives million in funding to create VR content

The Virtual Reality Studio, co-founded by Guy Primus, receives million in funding to create VR…

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Diversity in the STEM Pipeline

The New York Urban League hosted a panel to ensure flow

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the New York Urban League hosted a panel and discussion on…

By Robin White Goode

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Life in the ‘Fast Lanes’: How New FCC Vote Could Harm Small Businesses

Federal Communications Commission Vote Could Mean trouble for the "little guy"

The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) vote last week to allow the new so-called fast lanes…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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African American Tech Start-Up Wins TAG Business Launch Competition

Young Tech company Monsieur wins 2014 competition with robotic bartender technology, will split $400,000

The Technology Association of Georgia, Venture Atlanta, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have announced the winner…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Wayne Sutton, a co-founder of the NewMe Accelerator, is now founder of PitchTo.co

‘Black in America’: Wayne Sutton, One Year Later

Now an advisor to startups, the co-founder of NewMe Accelertor talks diversity in Silicon Valley

BlackEnterprise.com follows up with Wayne Sutton, one of the co-founders of the NewMe Accelerator, which…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New Software Helps Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Stephfan Nurse created a software solution to help home loan modification applicants get approved

The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) was created to help struggling homeowners keep their homes…

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CyberSynchs Founder Goes Undercover as ABC’s ‘Secret Millionaire’

The tech entrepreneur returns to his Louisiana roots with the intent to inspire and give back

CyberSynchs founder Amos Winbush III spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about his prime-time debut, giving up his…

By Patricia Andrews-Keenan

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Kerrie Holley, IBM Fellow and Global Business Services Chief Technology Officer

Lessons In Mastery

A technology strategist focuses on driving innovation

Young Holley excelled in math and science and quickly realized that he could change the…

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My Cool STEM Career

The truth is that a STEM degree is whatever you make of it. If you’re…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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TWITTER:   I know that this is probably an obvious one, but how do you really engage with Twitter? Do you use it as a personal tool to connect with others? Promote your business? Both? Do you need a personal and business account? I would say, it all depends. I have one account for me personally, which I also use professionally. When my new book, Chasing Youth Culture And Getting It Right, is published in April, I will be using another account for book tweets only. I want to make sure that those messages go to people who want data on youth marketing specifically. So the moral of this story is, know your target market. Your tweets will have a greater impact if you’re really focused on who you’re trying to reach.

SXSW 2012: The Power of ‘Black Twitter’

Kimberly Ellis, commonly known as Dr. Goddess, explains why black people are more than mainstream’s view of “Black Twitter”

In her SXSW panel discussion, “The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter,” Kimberly C. Ellis set…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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BEST DOCUMENTARY OF 2011:

CNN’s Black In America 4: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley. This documentary chronicles the journey of eight entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley in an industry where less than 1% of venture capital (VC) backed startups have African-American founders.

SXSW 2012: Revisiting CNN’s ‘Black in America: The Promised Land – Silicon Valley’

Participants from Summer 2011 class of NewMe describe their experience and provide updates on their progress

CNN’s Black in America / Silicon Valley: Aftermath was one of SXSW’s most anticipated panels…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Reveal of iPad 3 Expected March 7

Fans are eager to get a faster processor, wireless network, and a larger camera on Apple's iPad 3

Apple sent out email invitations for an event on March 7, which blogosphere rumors predict…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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BlackPlanet Revamps as Social Aggregator

The once popular social network gets a fresh design and new features

BlackPlanet Next, the new iteration of the 12-year-old mainstay, has been redesigned into a social…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

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How to Get Paid for Traveling

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