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The State of Diversity in Silicon Valley

Wayne Sutton's 'USA Today' column touts promise for the tech hub

It may be slow moving, but diversity in Silicon Valley is on the rise, says…

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Announces $30 Million in Funding for Summer Youth Employment Program

Funds will help expand job opportunities for local teens from low-income families

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces $30 million in funding to increase youth employment opportunities for New…

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Milton Lawrence Jr.’s Beauty Shield App Protects Stylists’ Work

The watermarks and in-app contracts keep hairstylists' and makeup artists' portfolios safe

Milton Lawrence Jr.’s Beauty Shield app applies watermarks and offers contracts to keep stylists’ work…

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Artist Launches ‘The Mugshot Series’ to Reverse Stereotypes of Black Men

Artist EJ Brown creates 'The Mugshot Series' a photo project to reverse stereotypes of black men

Artist EJ Brown creates ‘The Mugshot Series’ a photo project to reverse stereotypes of black…

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[WATCH] Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz Premier Dope At Cannes

Movie 'Dope' premiers at Cannes Film Festival

Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman and more attend the international premiere for…

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Entrepreneurship Is Becoming Viable Option Only For The Wealthy

New data reveals 1 million missing entrepreneurs due to dwindling middle class

Research shows that the majority of American entrepreneurs no longer come from middle-class families.

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[REPORT] More College Graduates Are Landing Better Jobs

Report shows a decrease in underemployment rates for recent graduates

A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that more college graduates…

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BE Modern Man: Check Out This Week’s Ambassador Dr. Kareem J. Merrick

Special program features today's male leaders of color---in their words, their way

BE Modern Man is an integrative 10-week Web initiative that honors the essence, image and…

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Charter to Buy Time Warner Cable for $55 Billion

The acquisition is part of a larger deal in which Charter will also acquire Bright House Networks

Time Warner Cable stockholders woke up with a little more bank in their accounts Tuesday…

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7 Apps to Help Army Personnel and their Families

Resources to help active military members and their loved ones

There are several apps available at your fingertips for army soldiers looking for base relocation…

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NCAA Honors Student Athletes Hard Work In Class

The NCAA honored the best performing teams in the classroom

289 schools had at least one team on the list, which represents an increase of…

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Researchers Working to Create Rapping Computer

The DeepBeats algorithm rhymes lyrics from the 'dopest' rappers into semi-coherent verses

Rappers already have to compete with each other in their neighborhoods and globally, but they…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Shark Tank Recipe For Success

Study shows formula for getting big investment on the show

Digital Exits produced a study which analyzed every business pitch from Shark Tank seasons 1-5…

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10 Ways to Honor Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Holiday events across the US to honor the brave men and women

Memorial Day is much more than the unofficial start to summer; it’s a day of…

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12 Entrepreneurial Success Tips From Powerful Black Business Women

Here are some key lessons learned on starting and growing a successful enterprise

Here are some key lessons learned from the 20th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit.

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4 Career Building Tips for College Students on Summer Break

Tips for helping college students be better prepared for the workforce

Tips and advice to help college students get ahead in their career.

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Ray Rice’s Domestic Violence Case Has Been Dismissed

The reinstated former Baltimore Ravens running back is free of his domestic violence charges, but still without a team for next season

Rice has been free to sign with a team since his reinstatement but so far…

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Reports: Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers in Freddie Gray Case

State's attorney says their charges reflect those previously brought by her office

Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced that a grand jury has indicted the six…

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Spotify Enters Video Streaming Business, Partners With Starbucks

The music streaming site teams with top content producers while coffee baristas will soon become DJs

Spotify offers video streaming and announces Starbucks partnership, and in less than one week, it…

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Skincare Brand Flourishes After ‘Shark Tank’ Investors Say No

Owner of Swag Essentials says being turned down was the best thing that ever happened to her

Lydia Evans, owner of Swag Essentials, says being turned down by Shark Tank investors was…

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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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Dealing with a Recruiter: 5 Simple Do’s and Dont’s for Landing the Final Interview

Aisha M. Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORMade Professional Career Consulting, shares tips for job candidates going…

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