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This Week in Tech Racism

When racism and technology intersect; week of Oct. 30, 2016

Biased artificial intelligence; black riders wait longer using Uber and Lyft; CBC outraged with Facebook,…

By Samara Lynn

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Katwe

‘Queen of Katwe’ Is a Must-See

This true story shows the power of faith

But Katende continues to share out the porridge he is providing for the children. He…

By Robin White Goode

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Senate

Republicans Seek to Maintain Control of US Senate

34 U.S. Senate races will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate

Polls are tight and too close for comfort for Senate Republicans. Here’s a look at…

By John Burnett

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House

Democrats Seek Control of US House of Representatives

Will Dems be able to gain 30 seats and win control of the House on Election Day?

The best chance for Dems to win control of the House is in a presidential…

By John Burnett

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small business saturday

How to Score Free UberPOOL Rides This Small Business Saturday

Shop small, ride for free

Uber is offering a special promotion for Small Business Saturday, an annual celebration created by…

By Samara Lynn

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smartphones

Live Here? Your Smartphone Screen Is Probably Cracked

Some of you in these cities are complete butterfingers

E-commerce trade-in Gazelle.com put together interesting data on the top ten cities that have traded…

By Samara Lynn

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muslim ban

SmallBiz, Taxes, Bankruptcy and The (Dubious) Donald

Donald Trump is no genius when it comes to business

As a minority small business owner, the idea of a Trump presidency sounds very scary…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Steve Rasmussen

CEO Spotlight: Nationwide’s Steve Rasmussen on the Side of Diversity and Inclusion (Part 2)

Nationwide CEO talks about expanding the multibillion-dollar business

In Part 1 of BE’s interview with Steve S. Rasmussen, the CEO opened up about…

By Derek T. Dingle

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vote

Study: Most Black Americans Plan to Vote in the 2016 Election

New survey shows the majority of blacks plan to turn out on Election Day

The majority of African Americans agree that the 2016 election is “very important” and plan…

By Selena Hill

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Financial Aid

Importance of Building a Relationship With the Financial Aid Office

Be focused and open-minded when securing financial aid

During the college process, you must maintain the focus and remain open-minded. This is especially…

By Jessica Brown

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DeVon Franklin

This Faith-Based Producer Inks Big Deal With Major Network

Under the multiyear pact, Franklin will produce and develop film content for the studio

See how faith-based producer DeVon Franklin inked a deal with 20th Century Fox, under the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Verizon

East Harlem School Kids Get iPads, Free Data Plans

Verizon's education initiative strives to diversify the tech pipeline

The goal of the Verizon Innovative Learning program is to provide middle school kids access…

By Samara Lynn

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Steve Rasmussen

CEO Spotlight: Nationwide’s Steve Rasmussen on the Side of Diversity and Inclusion (Part 1)

Nationwide has managed to ingrain diversity into its DNA

In part one of BE’s exclusive interview with Steve S. Rasmussen, the CEO opens up…

By Derek T. Dingle

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CPR LifeWrap

Mom Turns a Near Tragedy Into a Life Saving Invention

A mom's near fatal incident with her toddler sparked an invention

After watching her toddler almost choke to death, Felicia Jackson had a dream about a…

By Samara Lynn

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free gift

When It’s a Free Gift, It’s Going to Cost You

Want to get better control of your spending? Stop being bamboozled by the word "free."

Stop being bamboozled by the word “free.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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David Duke

HBCU Hosts Former Klansman David Duke in Senatorial Debate

Dillard University's president takes the high road

David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klansman and anti-Semite running for senator in Louisiana, participated…

By Robin White Goode

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Chicago Scholars

Chicago Scholars Among First to Be Accepted to College

Seven-year college access and success program holds its 10th annual Onsite Admissions Forum

Chicago Scholars held its 10th Admissions Forum last week. Read how 1,000 students met with…

By Robin White Goode

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Taco Bell

This Is What Defying the Odds Looks Like

Tia Travis on how Taco Bell saved her life by providing her with more than just a job; they have given her the opportunity to advance professionally while supporting her education

Find out how 21-year-old Taco Bell Restaurant General Manager, Tia Travis, has risen in the…

By Safon Floyd

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Uber

Study Finds Shocking Racist Practices by Uber and Lyft Drivers

Is requesting an Uber or Lyft as difficult for blacks as hailing a cab? A new study suggests that may be the case

A new study found that drivers working for the popular ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft…

By Samara Lynn

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black teachers

The Nation’s Black Teachers Speak Out

Increasing diversity isn’t enough

The Education Trust releases a report describing the unique experiences of black teachers across the…

By Robin White Goode

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How To

JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

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