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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…

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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…

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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…

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Monique Woodard

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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BE The Code - Monique Woodard/Sequoia Blodgett

A Podcast That Provides Tech Industry Advice? Where?!

Black Enterprise uncovers tech gems with 500 Startups Venture Partner Monique Woodard, only on 'BE the Code'

Curious about how to pitch to a venture capitalist or what it means to raise…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Coalition

See How This Coalition is Helping Black Female Techies

The Research Coalition of Black Women and Girls in Computing is amplifying the voices of black women in computing

The Research Coalition of Black Women and Girls in Computing spoke to BE about celebrating…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Charles Jenkins

#WednesdayWisdom With Charles Jenkins: Keep #Winning in 2017

The first Wednesday of 2017 is already off to a winning start! Watch our Facebook Live interview with Charles Jenkins and keep that positive momentum going

Multi-Stellar Award winning artist, pastor, and music label CEO Charles Jenkins shares words of inspiration…

By Nathaniel J.

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cooking

This App Makes Cooking and Nutrition Fun and Easy

Can a mobile app that teaches cooking and nutrition using comics and animation help African Americans make better choices in regards to healthy eating and wellness?

See how two brothers teamed up to create The Black Streak Kitchen mobile app, which…

By Dr. Dionne Mahaffey

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Text Messaging

The Text Messaging Mistake that Built a Business

Maci Peterson's text messaging mistake resulted in the patented technology company, On Second Thought

Have you ever texted someone and wished that you never sent it? So has Maci…

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chance

The 25 Got-to-Get Gospel Songs of 2016

Here are some of the top gospel tracks that dropped this year

As the year of 2016 closes, we decided to compile a list of what we…

By Bil Carpenter

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Africa

Building the Bridge Between Africa and Silicon Valley

Stephen Ozoigbo, the CEO of the African Technology Foundation, spoke with BE about the burgeoning tech scene in Africa

Stephen Ozoigbo, CEO of the African Technology Foundation, opens us about his professional journey and…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Baron Davis, Black Santa

Baron Davis Is Leveraging Data to Build His Character Franchise

Black Santa is the first character to roll out of a greater tech vision, lead by the NBA All-Star

Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis understands the importance of measuring data when it comes to…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Fences

Macro Ventures Brings Us ‘Fences’

Charles King's brainchild has produced of one of the most Oscar-worthy films of 2016, based on the play by August Wilson

Charles King’s brainchild, Marco Ventures, has produced of one of the most Oscar-worthy movies of…

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StubHub

Farewell Facebook: Bärí A. Williams Joins StubHub

StubHub appoints Bärí A. Williams, Esq., as its new head of Business Operations, North America

Stubhub hires Facebook’s internet.org [solar-powered airplane] purchasing and procurement legal savant talent as Head of…

By Nathaniel J.

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Digital Diversity Network Highlights Tech’s Top 40 Under 40

Awardees graced the stage ranging from tech mogul to Facebook execs to social impact giant, Kapor Capital.

Digital Diversity Network made an unforgettable splash in Silicon Valley.  First with an event held…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Jillian Wright

Fitness Expert Jillian Wright Inspires a High Energy Lifestyle

Jillian Wright's transformational cycling class instills confidence and independence, while helping people meet their weight loss goals

Learn more about Jillian Wright, one of the country’s most formidable Group Fitness experts, and…

By Tia Walker

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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape

Part 2, Jason Town's continues to share his story on how he has helped diversify the venture capitalist sphere

Jason Towns, the founder of Groundwork, tells BE how he got involved in the investment…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Technology Luncheon

YouTube Hosts Women of Color in Technology Luncheon

Some of the biggest names in tech came together to share their stories and advice

Some of the biggest names in tech shared their stories and powerful advice at YouTube’s…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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non-traditional

How to Break Into Startups the Non-Traditional Way

The "Breaking into Startups", podcast shows you how

Rubén Harris has a trait that every founder should possess: tenacity. Even with his non-traditional…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape [Part 1]

Jason Towns' Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is supporting untapped excellence in the innovation space

Jason Towns tells BE how his Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is helping minorities…

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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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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