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Kapor Center Helps Launch Startup Network

New initiative enacted to support Oakland-based entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities

Recently, the Kapor Center for Social Impact, Devlabs, and the City of Oakland announced the launch…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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inequality

Inequality in Tech May be Worse Than We Thought

More gloom and doom about diversity and inclusion in tech, but there are those working to solve.

Despite a $1.2 billion investment to diversify the tech talent pipeline and create minority-friendly environments,…

By Samara Lynn

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romantic

A Romantic Playlist for the Grown and ‘Saved’

Because church folks need to get in the mood, too

Here is a list of romantic songs that make it possible to get your praise…

By Bil Carpenter

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Gary Vaynerchuk

I Have a Gary Vaynerchuk Obsession and You Should, Too!

Gary Vaynerchuk's not just a tech investor, he's your virtual mentor.

We typically cover African-Americans in Business but, for this, I had to make an exception…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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#BlackSTEMLikeMe

#BlackSTEMLikeMe Takes Over the Impact Hub

"I had the opportunity to speak with an astronaut, a physician, and a scientist. All Women of Color," said the Hidden Figure's actress, Karan Kendrick

An evening immersed in the likes of entrepreneurs, astronauts, NSBE leaders and students, the #BlackSTEMLikeMe…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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winning

Why Former NFL Player Mike Brown’s Company Is One That Keeps on Winning

Win-Win enters Batch 20 of 500 Startups, the Stanford of Accelerators.

Winning is an option. See how former NFL player Mike Brown will be taking his…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Broadway

Impacting Broadway: How Two Black Entrepreneurs Teamed Up to Make a Difference

Marketing execs collaborate to benefit minority youth in the arts

Multicultural marketing veterans Donna Walker-Kuhne and Cherine E. Anderson have been impacting theater audiences globally…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Hustlers

Hustlers Make the Best Entrepreneurs

Marlon Nichols, founder and general partner of Cross Culture Ventures, wants to know, "do you have hustle?"

Marlon Nichols, General Manager of Cross Culture Ventures, shares the character traits he looks for…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Leslie Miley

Slack’s Former Director of Engineering, Leslie Miley, is a Man of His Word

“We need to allocate money and build campuses in more diverse cities”, says Miley

In November of 2016, Black Enterprise spoke with Leslie Miley, the then VP of Engineering…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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African

How ADIS is Empowering the African Community

It is very clear that the entrepreneurs on the continent are all about uplifting and empowering the community

Over the weekend, hundreds of people gathered from the motherland to discuss how to increase…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Equity

Equity Allocation Strategies for Minority Tech Startups

Here's how to utilize equity strategically, to sucessfully build product development teams for your startup

MVP Accelerator Business Adviser Ara Ohanianhe shares insights regarding how equity can be used strategically…

By D. Bernard Webster

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Rasheeda

From Love & Hip-Hop to CEO: Rasheeda on Building a Brand Using Reality TV

Music artist and entrepreneur gives advice on using your platform to build a business empire

Although Rasheeda was a recording artist before joining the cast of Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta,…

By The Hip-Hop Socialite

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Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton: From Tour Manager to Venture Capitalist

Here's how Arlan Hamilton got top investors from Silicon Valley to support her fund

When you think about Arlan Hamilton, the current founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital,…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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winning

BE The Code: From NFL Player to Tech Entrepreneur

Former NFL Indianapolis Colts player Mike Brown’s new company is a Win-Win for all

In this episode of BE The Code, former NFL player Mike Brown opens up about…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Trump’s “Mediocre Negroes” Aren’t Helping Our Community

You wouldn't call a firefighter to fix a flat tire, so why would Trump reach out to a comedian or rapper to address racial issues?

After meeting with Trump, Steve Harvey, Kanye West, and Jim Brown walked away with a…

By Stanley Fritz

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500 Startups

Recap: 500 Startups Unity and Inclusion Summit LA

A conference that addressed race, sexuality, religion, gender, and growth hacking

I had the pleasure of hosting the 500 Startups Unity and Inclusion Summit and united…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Silicon Valley

You Don’t Have to Live in Silicon Valley to Succeed in Tech

Rodney Williams' Cincinnati, Ohio-based tech company LISNR has raised over $14 million and continues to thrive

Rodney Williams is not what some would deem the stereotypical, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and that…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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app

The App That Keeps the Jokes Comin’

Now there's a way to listen to your favorite comedians on-demand for free

With Laugh.ly, the app that allows you to listen to the world’s largest library…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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economic shift

Investor Roundtable Focuses on Creating Economic Shift for POC

Head and Heart Philanthropy's goal is to create a well-manufactured ecosystem.

Over the past week, Head and Heart Philanthropy got together to discuss how they could…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Venture Capitalist

How to Successfully Pitch a Venture Capitalist in One Minute

Venture capitalist Monique Woodard shares tips on how to pitch a VC

The number one thing that you should know when pitching a VC is that you…

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How To

manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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