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#SMW Lagos 2016: Africans Claiming Their Piece of the Digital Pie

Africans in tech bring their culture and influence to the world

2016 Social Media Week Lagos kicked off with a bang. The energy was high and…

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Black History Month: Barack Obama, President of the United States

29 days of modern black history makers

After winning 52.9% of the vote in 2008, Barack Obama was sworn in as the…

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Combatting #OscarsSoWhite: Russell Simmons Launching All Def Movie Awards

Tony Rock set to host; 'Straight Outta Compton,' 'Beasts of No Nation' among Best Film nominees

With Oscars diversity under scrutiny, Russell Simmons has decided to level the playing field with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Who Has the Best Small Business? We Need Names

Black Enterprise is on the hunt for the best small business

If you know of an exceptional small business making an impact on an industry by…

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7 Ways to Support Your Gifted Learner

Black gifted learners make up a mere 10% of gifted programs

There is a crisis in the black community of gifted learners. Gifted children who are…


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Engineers Week: ‘It Takes a Village to Raise a Generation of Black Engineers’

NSBE kicks off Engineers Week with events promoting diversity in STEM

The National Society of Black Engineers will use Engineers Week to raise awareness and increase…

By Samara Lynn

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New Data Highlights Growing High School Graduation Gaps

16 states graduate less than 70% of their disadvantaged high schoolers

Graduation rates have reached a new high, yet stubborn gaps remain between low-income students and…


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These European Countries Make You Want to Work Abroad

Denmark and Norway offer 52 weeks of paid sick leave

New report from Glassdoor examines which European countries have the most generous workplace benefits, making…

By Courtney Connley

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Young, Gifted and Black: High IQ 6-Year-Old Suspended Twice

There's more to giftedness than just being smart

The fourth in the Young, Gifted and Black series, this article tells the story of…

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Black History Canada: 8 Famous and Influential Northern Neighbors of Color

Famous and influential leaders in heatlhcare, politics, sports, and more

In celebrating Black History Month, here’s a snapshot of black Canadian leaders who have made…

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B.E. Political Dictionary: Super Tuesday

The B.E. Political Dictionary - To help you navigate the complexities of Election 2016

In addition to ironing out potential kinks for party leaders, Super Tuesday was also designed…

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Should Computer Science Education Cover More Than Coding?

You need theory as well as practice, some say

Colleges teach computer science theory, but hackers and coding boot camps teach how to code…


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How the ‘Old You’ Can Help the ‘Young You’ Save for Retirement

America Saves Week: How looking at your ‘old self’ can motivate your ‘current self’

An experiment conducted by Stanford University did find that people who saw age-enhanced images of…

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Black-Owned Business Receives Largest ‘Shark Tank’ Tech Funding in Show’s History

D.C-based tech fitness company Nexercise negotiates $1.5 million deal

Shark Tank ‘shark’ Mark Cuban invests largest sum in show’s history in Sworkit app.

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HBCUs Take On Tech at Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Strategies for feeding the diversity technology pipeline

Silicon Valley is a new promised land for those enamored of tech. How can HBCUs…

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Engineering Call Fails to Reach African Americans

Number of black engineering grads drops from 2009

Engineering is high-paying and offers job security, yet relatively few African Americans pursue work in…


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Host Mike Epps Talks About the Importance of ABFF Awards

"As black artists, we have to continue to open up other doors and avenues for ourselves"

With ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood, airing tonight on BET, we sat down with…

By Kali Wilder

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‘Rent-A-Minority’ Makes You Laugh at America’s Diversity Problem

See how you can rent a minority for every occasion

Satirical website,, uses humor to shed light on America’s troubled approach to diversity and…

By Courtney Connley

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Black History Month: Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

29 days of modern black history makers

Michelle Obama slays as the first African American first lady of the United States. Aside…

By Safon Floyd

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America Saves Week: Train Your Brain to Save Money

Part 2 - Move past your natural tendency to avoid long-term planning

Behavioral finance experts say, however, before we start beating ourselves up, we need to take…

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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