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There seems to be a major policy disagreement building in the tech…

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Barbie

Techie Mods Doll Into a Black Barbie Game Developer

A game developer modifies a Barbie doll to create a black game developing Barbie for his wife. You'll never guess what happens next—the Internet melts

He modified an African American version of Game Developer Barbie for his wife from a…

By Samara Lynn

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Clinton

Clinton Unveils Technology and Innovation Strategy

Hillary Clinton outlines plan to strengthen computer science education at the grade school level and relieve the student loan burden

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton outlined a technology-focused agenda on Tuesday. Her plan also…

By Samara Lynn

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Martellus bennett

What You Don’t Know About NFL’s Martellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett strikes balance between being an athlete and a creative

“As an athlete, no one really accepts you as a creative. When you are creative,…

By Samara Lynn

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Black boys

This Millennial Developed An Online Platform to Mentor Black Boys

Did you know only 59% of black males graduate from high school, compared to 80% of white males?

Did you know only 59% of black males graduate from high school, compared to 80%…

By Jared Brown

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Urban Tech

Celebrating Urban Tech Innovation

Celebs, thought leaders, and the influential gathered to honor innovators in creating opportunity at Urban Tech's gala.

The theme for this year’s 21st-anniversary event was “Invest in the Future.”

By Samara Lynn

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virtual reality

African American-Led Virtual Reality Company Lands $23 Million in Funding

The Virtual Reality Studio, co-founded by Guy Primus, receives million in funding to create VR content

The Virtual Reality Studio, co-founded by Guy Primus, receives million in funding to create VR…

By Samara Lynn

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engineers

Nerd Power: From Engineers to Entrepreneurs

Many engineers are hesitant to strike out on their own as entrepreneurs. But there are rich rewards for those who do

“For minorities, many who grow up in underprivileged communities, if you, for instance, go to…

By Samara Lynn

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Geniemates

Brooklyn Couple Creates ‘Uber for Housecleaning’

Couple, too exhausted for housework, creates Geniemates app

“We created a service that gives families, entrepreneurs, busy moms and dads their time back.”

By Samara Lynn

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Martellus Bennett

NFL Pro, Martellus Bennett, Launches Adorable Children’s App

Martellus Bennett is as creative as he is athletic

“I want my daughter [and] other kids of color to grow up with a character…

By Samara Lynn

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Jason Elliott

Top Takeaways From the BE Modern Man Twitter Chat with Jason Elliott

Check out the conversation about the highs and lows of what today's men of color face as they strive to raise the bar in their professional industries, communities, and beyond

On Thursday, June 9, BlackEnterprise.com and Jason Elliott, the founder of Go Generation, held a…

By Cristie Leondis

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black engineers

Black Engineers Gather At This Major Leadership Conference Every Year

The National Society of Black Engineers will recognize strides made in the black engineering community and provide leadership training at its conference

The National Society of Black Engineers will recognize strides made in the black engineering community…

By Samara Lynn

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tech

Tech Will Forever Change the Way We Work in Just a Few Years

In ten years, your work life will be significantly different than what it is today

“…wearables such as smartwatches will tell a worker when it’s time to take breaks, eat,…

By Samara Lynn

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tech

5 Tech Leaders Who Are Not All That

Technology is wonderful. Sometimes, tech CEOs and leaders, are not.

“…many successful tech leaders get passes on obnoxiousness and sometimes are even rewarded for it…”

By Samara Lynn

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Dr. Thomas Mensah (Image: howafrica.com)

Mississippi Could be the Next Silicon Valley

Could a state in the Deep South become the next Silicon Valley?

“… the state is ideal for creating innovation centers for drone manufacturing and also for…

By Samara Lynn

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On Being Black at Google I/O

It was almost as though black people were avoiding other black people.

I’ve seen this phenomenon before at other mainstream tech conference. I think there may be…

By Samara Lynn

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: Airbnb Sued for Racial Discrimination

The space-sharing giant faces the threat of a class action lawsuit

On Tuesday, Airbnb earned themselves a high-profile lawsuit due to their inability to adequately address…

By Hailey Wallace

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Twitter shakes up board with Debra Lee appointment

The popular tech company pushes diversity agenda with appointment of the chairman and CEO of BET Networks

Twitter continues to push diversity agenda with appointment of the Debra Lee to board of…

By Kali Wilder

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Professor, game developer, and artist, Lindsay Grace (Image: file)

Meet The Game Designer Creating Video Games with Social Impact

Lindsay Grace is considered one of the most influential African Americans on the gaming industry

“If you discriminate by color, you can’t win the game…”

By Samara Lynn

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Melinda Emerson

Discover How To Run a Successful Online Business from Melinda Emerson

Tips on what it takes to run a successful online business, from the #SmallBizLady Twitter chat

Understand what goes into running a successful online business with Melinda Emerson, as she shares…

By Cristie Leondis

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Startups

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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