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King, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II and Royal Family (Image: Muyekconcepts)

An African King Visits Silicon Valley

King, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, recently visited Silicon Valley to understand the technology landscape…

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(From left to right) Truth, Young Lee, Ray J, Ray Lee, and Frank Di Olivero pose for a photo with outgoing boxes bearing the Raycon logo. (Image: Raycon)

Ray J Closes $31 Million Deal to Launch Raycon

The investors, Cowboy Wholesale, will market Raycon products

Cowboy Wholesale will market Raycon products through its global logistics and distribution channels, leaving Ray…

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45 Black Corporate Directors Who Power the Tech Industry

They have oversight of S&P 500 tech companies

We have decided to share with you the segment of corporate directors with oversight of…

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Google Just Granted $1 Million to Increase Black Male Presence in Tech

'Students are five times more likely to take an interest in computer science if they often see people who look like them in that field...'

The Hidden Genius Project is an Oakland-based organization dedicated to increasing the representation of black…

By Samara Lynn

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Trippie App Founder/CEO Ryan Diew Pitches on ABC's Shark Tank

Black Tech Founder on Pitching to the Sharks and Cuban’s Remark on ‘Entitled Millennials’

Millennial entrepreneur receives 'tough love' from the Sharks

Ryan Diew pitched Trippie on the Season 9 premiere of ABC’s Shark Tank. After the…

By Brandon Andrews

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Apple’s Denise Young Smith Walks Back “White, Blue-Eyed Men” Diversity Remark

There was backlash, but many also agree with Apple's diversity chief

After receiving backlash particularly across social media, Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, Denise…

By Samara Lynn

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NASA Opens Research Facility Honoring “Hidden Figures” Hero Katherine Johnson

A 'Hidden Figure' receives the ultimate honor from the space agency

The 99-year-old Johnson, who retired from NASA in 1986, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on September…

By Samara Lynn

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Cheryl Contee (Image: File)

Cheryl Contee Talks Facebook Acquisition, Co-Founding ‘Yes We Code’, and More

"To be a part of two successful startups exits, particularly as a black woman, it makes me a true unicorn..."

To be a part of two successful startups exits, particularly as a black woman, it…

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Admit It; Some of You Will Spend $1,000 for Apple’s New iPhone

Has Apple gone too far?

Many industry watchers are predicting Apple will unveil the latest iPhone—with an unprecedented price tag…

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Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Helps Power Villages in Malawi

Her investment will power 10 villages

“From an investment perspective, emerging markets like Malawi have a ton of opportunity and upside…

By Kandia Johnson

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Teen Tech Author, Sasha Alston, Globally Inspires Girls to Code

This teen learned to love STEM and then passed that loved on

Sasha Alston’s ultimate mission is to further the culture of science, technology, engineering, and math,…

By Rochelle Soetan

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Verizon Innovative Learning Minority Male Students (Image: Ross Knight Photography)

Verizon Brings 100 Young Black and Latino Men to Silicon Valley

The students are learning everything from wearable technology, virtual reality, 3-D printing and the internet of things

The students are learning everything from wearable technology, virtual reality, 3D printing and the Internet…

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6 Black Trailblazers Changing the Miami Tech Landscape With Power Moves

These tech leaders are as hot as the Miami weather

Thanks to a trailblazing group of black entrepreneurs, Miami can add technology and innovation to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Bae App Proves Acquisitions Are the Name of The Game in Tech

How the Bae app is growing its dating platform after it was acquired by another dating app

After seeing the buzz and marketing genius surrounding Bae, Tagged decided that the founders Brian…

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Bye, Siri and ‘HelloAlice’: How Black Women Can Use This New Tech for Business Success

AI platform could help level playing field for #BlackGirlMagic in business

Here are three ways HelloAlice can balance the scales of success for women entrepreneurs, including…

By Janell Hazelwood

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S.T.E.M. Stars

S.T.E.M. Stars Is a Cloud Platform to Teach Kids STEM and Business Skills

A new, high-tech way to teach kids STEM and business

STEM STARS is a unique STEM training platform that teaches K-12 student science & technology…

By Chanel Martin

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The Black Attorney Working Behind the Scenes to Keep Uber Accessible

"I'm passionate about creating opportunities for financing for individuals who may otherwise be overlooked."

“There have been some down moments for the company, but what you don’t usually hear…

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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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Amazon’s Takeover of Whole Foods and the Implications for Black America’s Health

Amazon's inevitable supermarket disruption can help people in inner-cities and rural areas

How this purchase can be a game-changer for communities of color making high-quality, fresh food…

By Samara Lynn

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Powerful Tech Influencers Descend Upon Haiti

Speakers included execs from leading tech companies like Uber, Facebook, Google, and Airbnb

Closing the evening out was a very noteworthy conversation that was translated from French to…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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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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