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This Week in Tech Racism: Week Ending April 8, 2017

Here's the latest from this past week at the crossroads of race and STEM

How driverless vehicles may wallop black earning; a look into how to create more black…

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kids' robots

BlackGirlsCode’s New Tools Are Kids’ Robots

Using kids' robots and apps to teach black girls coding

The kids’ robots come courtesy of SmartGurlz, a startup that makes coding robots and action…

By Samara Lynn

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Angela Benton/NewMe Accelerator

Angela Benton moves NewMe Accelerator from Silicon Valley to Miami

After reframing her business model, Benton decided to move shop

Having a one-week accelerator model blended without an equity stake has proven to be a…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Moovn

Moovn, a Black-Owned Version of Uber, is Making Strides Despite Challenges

Moovn's founder talks about the challenges of expansion

Moovn is one such startup that has the distinction of being black-owned. Godwin Gabriel launched…

By Samara Lynn

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This Black Female Northrop Grumman Engineer Recognized as ‘Outstanding’

She builds fighter jets for one of the military's largest suppliers

April Fowles was recently awarded “Outstanding Woman in Technology” by the National Society of Black…

By Samara Lynn

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stock images

Seeing Is Believing: Creating More Stock Images of People of Color in Tech

Seeing more diversity in technology via stock images can help diversify tech in real life

There is a growing movement to create more stock images of people of color engaged…

By Samara Lynn

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Oath

AOL and Yahoo Are Merging into One Company Called “Oath” and Twitter’s Going Nuts

It's a mash-up of two of the oldest internet companies, ever

Various outlets are reporting that Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer will step down from her role…

By Samara Lynn

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Verizon

Verizon Campaign Says #WeNeedMore for High-Tech Jobs

There are currently 9 million STEM job available.

Verizon has launched a new campaign, #WeNeedMore to shed light on the currently four million…

By Samara Lynn

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Facebook Live

Facebook Live: How the NBA Is Cultivating Millennial Basketball Fans

The NBA Development League shares how it reaches millennial sports fans

Facebook is more than just a social media network it is now the home of…

By Nathaniel J.

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Virtual Reality

What Does It Take to Make a Virtual Reality Film? (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual reality is the visual phenomenon that is quickly approaching normality

It could be six, it could be eight, it could be twenty cameras, all stitched…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Ethnically Diverse Tech Founders

Austin to Host Newest Crop of Ethnically Diverse Tech Founders

These tech founders will be in what is arguably the hottest tech hub outside of Silicon Valley

“I’m proud and excited for this second group of founders as we create positive change…

By Samara Lynn

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tech racism

This Week in Tech Racism: Week Ending April 1, 2017

The week's news involving tech and ethnicity

In this week’s tech racism news: A black tech founder is not “black enough;” Pittsburgh’s…

By Samara Lynn

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AT&T

AT&T to Solve Deadly Oversight That Killed Many 9/11 Responders

Years in the making, the nation's first responders will finally get their own network

The FirstNet network will be operational in every U.S. state and territory, serving more than…

By Samara Lynn

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tech talent pipelinev

Stop With the Lack of Tech Talent Pipeline Foolishness

No, the problem isn't the pipeline; it's you, Silicon Valley

Statistics show that people of color under the age of 45, account for 18.8 percent…

By Samara Lynn

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income inequality

These Income Inequality Racial Statistics Will Enrage You

Diversity and inclusion in tech should extend to pay equity

Comparably found that African Americans are paid the least in every major tech hub in…

By Samara Lynn

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vertification

Get Your Two-Step (Verification) On

If you haven't turned on this security feature, you are as good as hacked

Two-step/factor authentication is free, it improves security, and reduces data theft but most importantly it…

By Black Enterprise

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Baron Davis

Baron Davis is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Tis' the Season, all year around

Davis’ coloring book teaches you all about the African-American figures that school did not.

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Lawsuit Alleges Tesla Turned Blind Eye to Racism

Tesla says it should have investigated further

A California civil rights group filed a lawsuit against vehicle maker Tesla, alleging the company…

By Samara Lynn

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Black Tech Week

Knight Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Code Fever’s Black Tech Week

Legendary foundation gives sizable grant to black futures

The funds will go to expanding Black Tech Week; grant to the organizers of Black…

By Samara Lynn

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science

3 Essentials to Turn Girls Onto STEM

Stephanie Espy, author of STEM Gems, talks about several ways to interest girls in STEM at an early age

Above all, approaching science, technology, engineering and math with intentionality is the best way to…

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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