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Facebook Launches TechPrep to Improve Diversity in Tech

Site aims to push for more diversity in Silicon Valley

TechPrep shows parents and students what programming is, why it’s important, and what sort of…

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Will the Supreme Court Ban Affirmative Action in College Admissions?

Consideration of race off-limits in eight states

The Supreme Court will once again examine Fisher v University of Texas Austin., which has…

By Robin White Goode

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3 Initial Steps to Raising a Seed Round

How one successful entrepreneur planned his search for startup capital

The most important step to raising your seed round is finding your first investor. This…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Ugandan Leader Talks Passion for Bridging Borders Between U.S. and Africa

Oliver Wonekha advocates for women to participate in politics, government, and diplomacy to influence issues that affect them

For African Americans and Africans of the diaspora, this is the time to engage seriously…

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YouTube Launches New Subscription Service: YouTube Red

YouTube Red will give you ad-free YouTube, original programming, and more for $10 per month

YouTube Red will cost $9.99 per month and rolls out Oct. 28. On that day,…

By Samara Lynn

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NUL National Higher Education Summit to Focus on Equity, Affordability

200 leaders will gather to talk higher education and completion

By every measure, the nation’s higher education system is failing the nation’s poor and minorities,…

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Study: Startups More Likely to Have Crazier Company Names

What exactly is an Etsy, anyway?

An interesting takeaway from the study: 75% of the companies founded prior to 2012 had…

By Samara Lynn

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Millions of People Join ‘Make a Difference Day’ on October 24

Here's how you can get involved, too.

On October 24, millions of people across the nation will take part in community service…

By Kandia Johnson

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Academy Awards: Chris Rock and the 4 Before

Of the 75 hosts of the Academy Awards, only five have been black

Since its inception in 1929, the Academy Awards has had a total of 75 entertainers,…

By Safon Floyd

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Obama on Black Lives Matter: “We As a Society, Particularly Given Our History, Have to Take This Seriously”

POTUS says concerns of activists are legitimate issues we have to addresss

President Obama opens up about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and the…

By Courtney Connley

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[Political Snapshot] Clyde Williams Hopes to Fill Charles Rangel’s Shoes

Williams has officially entered the race to succeed Rangel in New York’s 13th Congressional district

With the looming retirement of long-time Harlem Congressman, Charlie Rangel, quickly approaching, several candidates have…

By Hailey Wallace

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JPMorgan Chase Launches Loan Fund For African American-Owned Small Businesses

Financial services firm teams with VEDC to support businesses servicing low-income communities

The National African American Small Business Loan Fund will boost economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Western Digital Acquires SanDisk for $19B and Digital Storage Domination

Two digital storage giants merge operations and leadership

Both Western Digital and SanDisk have product portfolios with a vast offering of storage solutions,…

By Samara Lynn

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Menswear Must-Haves: 4 Ways to Upgrade Your Fall/Winter Style Game

Sabir M. Peele, founder of Men’s Style Pro, reveals menswear winter fashion and style tips with a twist

With the fall season in full swing and winter weather blues at our doorstep, the…

By Kandia Johnson

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[On the Move] Washington Post Managing Editor Kevin Merida Heads to ESPN

Award-winning journalist will serve as editor-in-chief of ESPN site The Undefeated

Award-winning journalist Kevin Merida has announced he is leaving the newspaper to serve as editor-in-chief…

By Courtney Connley

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Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Shares Recipes for Financial and Entrepreneurial Success

Red Rooster restaurant owner shares wisdom and insights at REFRAME: The Summit conference

At 23 to 28 [to] 29, I was ahead of where I thought I would…

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Win Free Office Space Valued at $55,000

Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Lab Competition provides lucky entrepreneur with mentorship and co-working space in New York City

One fortunate entrepreneur is about to receive a major deal as part of a new…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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6 Tips for Making a Career Change Without Going Back to College

Getting another degree is not your only option

Think you have to return to college for another degree to change careers? Well, think…

By Kandia Johnson

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How to Reduce Your Homeowners’ Insurance Cost

Smart moves you can make to lower the cost of your policy

From the most expensive county to the least expensive, home insurance premiums vary by more…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Twitter User Creates Hashtag Campaign Calling for Boycott of Latest Star Wars Film

Opponents of the casting of actor John Boyega sound off with racist and bigoted insights

Small group of Twitter users calling for a boycott, claiming Star Wars film is “anti-white…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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