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This Black Fifth-Grader Invents Way to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

While most fifth graders are interested mostly in video games, Bishop Curry V is inventing.…

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Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger Will Dominate Your Life

You are about to be in Facebook Messenger a lot longer

Clearly, the Facebook team has a goal: to have you do just about everything in…

By Samara Lynn

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tech talent pipelinev

Stop With the Lack of Tech Talent Pipeline Foolishness

No, the problem isn't the pipeline; it's you, Silicon Valley

Statistics show that people of color under the age of 45, account for 18.8 percent…

By Samara Lynn

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Ignored Potential

This Is Why More Black Women Are Not Attending Engineering School

Taking a deep dive into how to really create more black women engineers

“Ignored Potential” is a paper by a group of engineers that scrutinizes the roadblocks and…

By Samara Lynn

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iRobot

“iRobot” is Now a Very Real (And Scary) Thing – Watch!

The quest is to make robots more human-like and pervasive throughout our lives

The robots are actually listening to one another and then making responses based on what…

By Samara Lynn

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Apps Without Code

This Black Woman Is Building Apps Without Coding

Tara Reed found a pain-point for non-technical founders, and turned it into a business

Tara Reed started out just as any other entrepreneur would, with a business idea and…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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white women

When White Women Speak about Unfairness in Tech, Everybody Listens

In this week's Tech 100: White women's outrage gets more attention, again

Too often, it takes a white woman opening her mouth for everyone to acknowledge just…

By Samara Lynn

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black inventors

Black History Month: Inventions Made by Black Slaves Denied Patents

African Americans forced or born into slavery were almost always shut out of the patent process. Yet, they did invent

“One group of prolific innovators, however, has been largely ignored by history: black inventors born…

By Samara Lynn

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tech

Report: Tech Sector Still Slow on Increasing Diversity

Open MIC is asking shareholders to advocate for a more racially diverse industry

“The U.S. tech community remains a bastion of white, male privilege that has largely excluded…

By Lisa Fraser

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E-commerce

This May Be the Most Diverse E-Commerce Company Ever

FSAStore.com reaps the rewards of diversity

In addition to being a unique e-commerce site, the founder, Jeremy Miller has also placed…

By Samara Lynn

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congress

Silicon Valley vs. Trump

Silicon Valley is not standing down to Trump

Silicon Valley leaders took stances against Trump’s immigration executive order banning refugees from seven predominately…

By Samara Lynn

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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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Robotics Scientist

Black Female Robotics Scientist Launches STEM Startup

Dr. Ayanna Howard is making STEM engaging for kids ages 3 - 6

“We want to make STEM engaging for kids ages 3 to 6, so they’re not…

By Samara Lynn

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Jeanette J. Epps First Black Woman To Call NASA International Space Station Home

Epps joins three other black women astronauts to travel in space

Astronaut Jeanette J. Epps is on a mission to space that will make her the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Pantsuit Nation

Tech 100: The Treachery of Pantsuit Nation

Betrayed trust in a popular Facebook group leads to the question, who "owns" social media data?

If I create a group on Facebook, invite people to post and then want to…

By Samara Lynn

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black millionaires

How to Create Conscious Black Millionaires

President Obama's legislation can create more black businesses and black wealth

“Imagine if the next billion dollar technology company was part-owned by 20,000 black families? Now,…

By Samara Lynn

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Bill Gates

Nigerian Engineer Turns Down Job Offer from Bill Gates

But will work with the Gates Foundation to bring jobs to ‘more young Nigerians’

Maybe turning the job down is one thing, but actually telling Gates that you turned…

By Robin White Goode

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Monique Woodward

The Importance of Investing in Black and Latino Entrepreneurs

Monique Woodard, a venture partner for 500 Startups, discusses why her funding strategy is focused on black and Latino founders

Monique Woodward, a Venture Partner at 500 Startups, tells Black Enterprise about her decision to…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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pitch deck

How to Prepare a Pitch Deck That Gets Funding

Components from my pitch deck that got me funding from a legendary VC

BE’s Associate Tech Editor shares key components from her pitch deck that helped her receive…

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“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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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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