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General Motors volunteers help 2nd - 6th grade students at Detroit International Academy Tuesday, September 12, 2017 during a STEM-focused activity in celebration of the GM - Black Girls Code partnership and the launch of a Detroit chapter in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors)

GM Catapults Launch of Black Girls Code Detroit Chapter

Recently another grant surfaced, along with several other offers allowing the company to raise well…

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Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

Take these steps to protect yourself

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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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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Kay Madati

Ex-BET Exec Kay Madati Appointed as Twitter’s Head of Content Partnerships

After working stints at BET and Facebook, the business leader is bringing his talents to Twitter

Former BET executive Kay Madati tweeted Tuesday that he is leaving the TV network and…

By Selena Hill

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Bozoma: If I Thought Uber Hired Me as a Black Woman Token, ‘I’d Be Angry All the Time’

Bozoma Saint John dishes on her new role at Uber and admits to facing challenges

Uber’s Bozoma Saint John, became an official Silicon Valley celebrity when she was interviewed by…

By Samara Lynn

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Ahyiana Angel (Image: Switch, Pivot or Quit)

Former NBA Publicist Starts Podcast for Women Looking to Make Career Transitions

'I bet on myself and won,' says former publicist-turned-podcaster Ahyiana Angel

“Have you noticed that we are no longer living in a world where ambitious people…

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net neutrality

[Opinion]: An Elitist Take on Net Neutrality

Is elitism prioritizing net neutrality over internet access for the underserved?

“Chairman Pai understands that connecting more Americans and closing the digital divide is a game…

By John Burnett

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Spendwith (Image: C. Jibril Sulaiman II)

Spendwith Is Allowing You to Become An Investor

Title III, Regulation CF rules, allows a private company to raise money from anyone through equity crowdfunding

Not only is the company allowing its users to spend with culturally relevant companies, but…

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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User Interface (Image: Lincoln Network)

Lincoln Network Aims to Tackle Antiquated Government through Tech

Shifting and changing the government's archaic systems

The Lincoln Network hopes that by engaging tech professionals, the archaic systems that the government…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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JavaScript Developer

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

BETechThinkful Winner TaChyla Murray explains the process she endured to become a JavaScript Developer

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

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#BFF Co-founders (l-r): Sibyl Edwards, Xina Eiland, Erin Horne McKinney, and Melissa Bradley (photo: Brandon Luong)

#BFF is Helping Black Female Founders Succeed in Tech

A unique and positive community to help women thrive in the tech industry

We are a global membership-based organization that offers education and information to help and support…

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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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Angel Rich, CEO of WealthyLife (Image: Samira Rashid)

WealthyLife CEO Angel Rich Teaches You Finance Through Gamification

Reducing global poverty and creating generational wealth through mobile app games

WealthyLife’s mission is to help reduce global poverty and create generational wealth through mobile app…

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Danny Glover (Image: Airbnb, Inc.)

Danny Glover Becomes an Official Adviser for Airbnb

Airbnb welcomes the actor as part of its efforts to engage communities of color

Glover has met several of the hosts and expresses that there is a lot of…

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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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Mark Zuckerberg Announces Woman of Color as New CFO of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Facebook founder introduced the executive in a lengthy post

Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page that he was “excited” to welcome Alford and also…

By Samara Lynn

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Localeur Raises $3 Million to Help Travelers Find Spots Where Locals Hang

After rejections from over a hundred VCs for capital, he raised 3 million from angel investors

Have you ever visited a new location and wanted to know the cool spots where…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Intel

Intel Releases Diversity Report upon Its CEO’s Rejection of Trump Council

After its CEO takes a stance against Trump, Intel releases its diversity stats

Intel has launched several initiatives recently as part of its five-year commitment to achieve full…

By Samara Lynn

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Google

Google CEO Cancels Company Diversity Town-Hall Meeting

The tech giant is taking steps to curb over its latest diversity crisis

Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled a company wide town-hall meeting to discuss diversity that was…

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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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