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(Part 2) Veteran Tech CEOs Tell Stories of Bias in Silicon Valley

Three founders say lack of diversity a result of ignorance, not racism

Successful African American founders and CEOs of tech companies talk about real and perceived…

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(Part I) Veteran Tech CEOs Tell Stories of Bias in Silicon Valley

Nuanced racism occurs regularly for no apparent reason besides skin color

Two veteran tech company CEOs talk about the racial discrimination they’ve faced in the tech…

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#ProjectDiane: the #RewritetheCode Documentary

Digital Undivided's Kathryn Finney exposes tech bias toward black women

#ProjectDiane is the final phase of #RewriteTheCode, a social initiative that exposed tech industry bias…

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Entrepreneur Wants to Foster Community Renewal with Co-working Facility

Natalie Cofield launches campaign to fund Urban Co-Lab, a social entrepreneurship venture

Natalie Cofield hopes her Urban Co-Lab facility will attract multicultural technology businesses and renew the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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4 African Americans You Didn’t Know Were Involved With Digital Media Platforms

With diversity in tech being a hot topic, here are four African Americans deeply involved…

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Tech Company Takes Bold Approach to College Education

CEO of BOLD Guidance, Nichelle McCall, talks her tool to help students and parents navigate the admissions process

CEO of Bold Guidance, Nichelle McCall, talks her tech tool to help students and parents…

By Brittany Dandy

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Nuracode Founder, Iziah Reid, Talks What Inspired His Startup

Tech entrepreneur discusses software company

Two things were important to me: to produce cutting edge technology practically, and to build…

By Chanel Martin

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‘Anonymously Ask a Black Person’ Site Returns

Developer, Wayne Sutton, talks barriers in tech

Tech expert, Wayne Sutton, created a site, marketed to non-whites, in an effort to stop…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Facebook Taps Nunu Ntshingila to Head its First Office in Africa

The Morgan State University alum will help the company expand its global users

Facebook taps advertising veteran Nunu Ntshingila to head operations in its new Africa office.

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Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, 63rd African American Woman to Recieve Ph.D. in Physics

The University of Waterloo grad talks race and the science world

In February Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein announces that she was the 63rd black woman in the…

By Brittany Dandy

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[REPORT] More College-Educated Blacks Employed in Tech Than Healthcare

The tech-job boom extends beyond Silicon Valley

From 2009 to 2014, blacks with a college degree gained slightly more tech jobs than…

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Industry Leaders Talk Diversity in Film, at 2nd Hollywood Creative Forum East

ABFF and Walter Katiz Foundation bring filmmakers and directors together

Filmmakers, directors, screen writers, content creators and producers of color all gathered at the 2nd…

By Cristie Leondis

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Google Still Struggling to Diversify Workplace

Report shows large gender and racial gap amongst tech giant employees

Google’s updated report shows the tech giant is still struggling to diversity its workforce.

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[VIDEO] Top Leaders Talk Diversity in Tech

CEOs at former startups to corporations talk about the lack of diversity in technology and what can be done to improve it

Diversity in tech has evolved into one of the hottest topics in the industry.

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Nigerian Hotel-Booking Site, Hotels.ng, Scores $1.2 million in VC Funding

Founder Mark Essien says company has many advantages over the competition

A Nigerian hotel-booking company raised $1.2 million in VC funding for its expansion throughout Africa.

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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100,000 Taxpayers’ Data Stolen in IRS Breach

Criminals accessed tax information through the Get Transcript service provided by the agency

Criminals accessed more than 100,000 taxpayers’ personal tax information and bilked the agency for millions…

By Joel Lyons

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Blastchat Creator Jhamar Youngblood Strives to Simplify Group Communication

The iOS app can mass message groups of friends and even college campuses

Jhamar Youngblood sees Blastchat, his iPhone application, making “mass communication as easy as possible.”

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[RECAP] Internet Week NY: Diverse Hiring, Intrapreneurship Key for Tech Startups

Insights into diverse hiring, fostering 'intrapreneurial' growth and social media branding

Internet Week NY is wrapping up after delivering mountains from into innovative businesses and entrepreneurs.

By Joel Lyons

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Coca-Cola Founders Program Invests in Tech Startups

The program seeks out established entrepreneurs to develop innovations for its business

Coca-Cola is recruiting established entrepreneurs to the Coke side of life.

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[REPORT] On-Demand Workers Like Job Flexibility But Want Benefits

Survey finds despite perks of working when they want, many want a 9-to-5 schedule

A revealing new study provides details about the people who are making up the on-demand…

By Joel Lyons

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Obama’s New Twitter Sets Guinness World Record

The president’s @POTUS handle became the fastest account to amass 1 million followers

Within his first 24 hours of creating a Twitter, President Obama was averaging 1,213 followers…

By Joel Lyons

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Tech Consumption Changes Expected As Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers

The age group could help boost Apple's bottom line as well as the on-demand economy

Earlier this year, population projections said millennials would outnumber baby boomers in 2015.

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[STUDY] Twitter Used More Than Facebook by Top Global CEOs

None of the top 50 CEOs had searchable Facebook accounts compared to 10% who had a presence on Twitter

In a study conducted by PR firm Weber Shandwick of the top 50 companies found…

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FBI: Hacker Took Over Plane, Made It Fly Sideways

According to a warrant, Chris Roberts used an in-flight entertainment system to access the main computer

The FBI says a computer expert briefly hacked into a plane’s in-flight entertainment and caused…

By Joel Lyons

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[REPORT] Female Tech Entrepreneurs Are Optimistic Despite Discrimination

Women in Silicon Valley encouraged more to enter the field

The lack of women in Silicon Valley is not news, but their views on being…

By Joel Lyons

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Google Employees Spend 20% of Work Time on Diversity Efforts

Employees in the Diversity Core program spend one-fifth of their time making the company more friendly to women and minorities

How much of your day does your job let you focus on diversity initiatives? If…

By Joel Lyons

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Kris Sanchez’s Random Success with UberFacts

UberFacts has grown from a Twitter hobby to a $500,000-plus-a-year business

When Kris Sanchez signed up for Twitter in late 2009, he wouldn’t have predicted it…

By Joel Lyons

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Code Crew Plots Growth Through Accessible Learning

Jamal and Felicia O'Garro are on a mission to make learning code as comfortable as possible

Software developers Jamal and Felicia O’Garro started Code Crew in January 2013. It was only…

By Joel Lyons

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[REPORT] Cybercrime to Cost Business $2 Trillion in 2019

Sophisticated hackers are launching attacks that can cost businesses $150 million to fix

Nearly 1/5 small businesses is already at risk for being hit by cybercrime and even…

By Joel Lyons

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New Book Tells Stories of Black Pioneers in Space Program

'We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program' talks being black in NASA during its early days

A newly released book profiles 10 African American space workers who were pioneers in their…

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Google to Spend $150 Million on Diversity Initiatives in 2015

The variety of goals seek to break down the barriers at the company and in Silicon Valley

Google will be spending $150 million on diversity initiatives in 2015, seeking to break down…

By Joel Lyons

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Jesse Jackson Urges Diverse Hiring in Silicon Valley at PUSHTech2020 Summit

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition event saw the Rev. and others delivering the message to top tech execs

Rev. Jesse Jackson took Silicon Valley to task with his Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s PUSHTech2020 Summit…

By Joel Lyons

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Black Enterprise CEO to Speak at Diversity in Tech Event

Earl 'Butch' Graves Jr. a panelist at Rainbow PUSH Coalition's PUSHTech2020 Summit

Black Enterprise CEO Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr. will be among the speakers at Rainbow PUSH…

By Joel Lyons

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[REPORT] Minorities Landed More Tech Jobs in Labor Market Recovery

Blacks and Hispanics had increases from 2009-2014, but women made up just 25% of tech workforce

More blacks got tech jobs during labor market recovery, with women making up 25% of…

By Joel Lyons

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Google ‘Embeds’ Engineers at HBCUs to Boost Diversity in Tech

The tech giant takes on Silicon Valley's diversity problem

Silicon Valley is setting up shop at some of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and…

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Brooklyn on Tech: Millennials Take Matters in Their Own Hands to Diversify Industry

Founders Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson talk movement to upgrade a generation's jobs skills

Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson detail passion for advocating for STEM and tech education in…

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Jopwell Using Tech To Drive Workforce Diversity

Featured at 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit, startup helps companies recruit top minority candidates

Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams of Jopwell built a tech-based recruiting platform that links companies…

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5 Follow-Worthy Female Bloggers Featured at Blogger Week 2015

Meet these reputable women of color, working hard on and offline

Here are five follow worthy bloggers, publicist, journalists and overall “power women” featured at this…

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From Prison to Tech Entrepreneur: Sabrina Peterson Talks Newest Venture, Glam U Apps

Sabrina Peterson, founder of Glam University and Girl Power Sleep Over, is changing the face…

By Chanel Martin

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Tech-Focused Ideas Drive Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore Initiative to Help Baltimore

The technologist's hashtag campaign seeks to change chatter into action after city's unrest

Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore campaign seeks techies’ help.

By Joel Lyons

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Millennials Eyeing Millions: How to Sell Your Web Platform … Again and Again

Entrepreneur talks how he builds revenue and what niches are big money makers

Millennial entrepreneur details how to successfully sell Web properties and his venture to provide a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tidal Wave: Jay Z Defends Music Service in Twitter Rant

The rap mogul blocked attacks of and asked for the public to be patient with its performance

Jay Z defends Tidal in Twitter rant, as the rap mogul blocked attacks of and…

By Joel Lyons

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Social Media, Tech Play Role in Baltimore Riots and Recovery

Helped to document the unrest and spurr a community cleanup

Social media and tech used during Baltimore riots and cleanups.

By Joel Lyons

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10 Black YouTube Stars Who Made it Big

As the video website turns 10, get to know some of the viral sensations getting the most clicks

YouTube is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, and in honor, here is a look at ten…

By Joel Lyons

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Entrepreneur Mines Memes for Millions

Tanisha Robinson, co-founder of Print Syndicate, mines trendy memes for money and social change

Trendsetting memes are worth million to this female flourishing entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson.

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Jay Z’s Tidal Music Streaming App Drops Out of iTunes’ Top 700

Meanwhile, rivals Pandora and Spotify are in top four of revenue-generating apps

Jay Z’s Tidal streaming app drops out of iTunes’ top 700.

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Homeland Security to Open Silicon Valley Office

Secretary Jeh Johnson makes announcement at cybersecurity conference

The Department of Homeland Security will open a satellite office in Silicon Valley.

By Joel Lyons

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘StarTalk’ Blends Science With Late-Night TV

Astrophysicist's new show premieres tonight on National Geographic Channel

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new TV show StarTalk will debut on the National Geographic Channel on…

By Joel Lyons

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Jay Z Calls Tidal Users, Thanks Them for Listening

The rapper surprised listeners of his newly acquired music streaming service

The rapper surprised listeners of his newly acquired music streaming service.

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One Woman Reflects on Why ‘I Chose to Become an Ex-Black Woman in STEM’

Jenn M. Jackson says discrimination derailed her STEM career

Jenn M. Jackson says discrimination derailed her STEM career and that she has no regrets…

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Snoop Dogg Invests in ‘Uber for Pot’ Delivery App

The rapper has invested an undisclosed amount in marijuana-delivery app Eaze

Snoop Gogg invests in marijuana delivery app.

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Girl Code: Teen Girls in Ghana Learn Coding at a Local Mosque

Girls in a slum community are empowered through tech

A tech entrepreneur teaches weekly courses on coding and tech to teen girls in Ghana.

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Small Business Awards Hall of Fame: 5 Winning Business Principles from Billionaire Techpreneur

How HopStop Chinedu Echeruo sold his company and made $1 billion

The techpreneur set out to bring products to market that solve problems and make a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Amos Winbush Talks Forging Multimillion-Dollar Empire in Tech

2010’s Innovator of the Year is driven by a dream to bring STEM to all

Black Enterprise’s 2010’s Innovator of the Year was a self-made millionaire before 30. He’s driven…

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How One Entrepreneur Raised $3 Million in Venture Capital Funding by Selling Hair Extensions

Mayvenn, Inc. CEO talks introducing the black hair market to Silicon Valley

Young entrepreneur talks merging the markets of Silicon Valley with the black hair industry

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Lead or Lose Series Helps Bridge Gap Between Leadership and Behavior Healthcare Professionals

Rod Brown of OnceLogix L.L.C details business success in fulfilling a niche need

COO and co-founder of OnceLogix, Rod Brown hosts Lead or Lose series to help healthcare…

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Plucked CEO and Founder joins Black Enterprise for BE Smart Twitter Chat

Denisha Kuhlor talks college experiences, applications, and how to better manage your time

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On Friday, March 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise is hosting…

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The Resumator Founder and CEO Joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat

Don Charlton talks funding, diversity in tech, and more

The Resumator founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat.

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How One Tech Entrepreneur Raised $18 Million in Venture Capital Funding

The Resumator founder talks raising capital and growing his business outside of Silicon Valley

The Resumator CEO talks raising $18 million in venture capital funding and growing his business…

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Jesse Jackson Praises Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Diversity Efforts

Tech giant among companies recently advocating for opportunities for minorities

Apple is among the tech giants joining the fray in seeking to help drive a…

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Coca-Cola Advocating Entrepreneurship for Women Living In Slums

Company seeks to help at least 5 million enterprising females by 2020

Women’s History Month comes every March, and groups, individuals, businesses and corporations are celebrating the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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28-Year-Old Creates App that Lets You Take Back Text Messages

This savvy millennial is a lifesaver with her new venture

There have been ongoing programs and initiatives set in place to close the STEM gender…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Hosts Social Media Week Event

The panel of tech leaders discussed the impact of mobile across different platforms

On Friday, Feb. 27 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise hosted the special event Activism…

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[RECAP] Innov8tiv Hosts Networking and Elevator Pitch Event for Millennial Women

Women of color had the opportunity to practice and connect with other entrepreneurs

On Tuesday Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Brooklyn, Innov8tiv hosted the event…

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College Student Wins Shark Tank Deal and Sets off Epic Argument Between Investors

Christopher Gray wins $40,000 deal and sets off epic debate between investors

On the latest episode of the hit ABC show Shark Tank, Drexel student Christopher…

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Black History Month: 20 Leading Black Innovators in Technology

These innovators have greatly impacted communities and generations to come

Check out 20 notable black leaders and innovators in STEM fields that have made major…

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Mobile App Entrepreneur on How to Move From Idea to Execution

Khyrie Alleyne launched Selfie Faze, allowing users to create their own Emoji's

When 24-year-old Khyrie Alleyne was instant messaging his friend, the legendary Serena Williams, he had…

By Kandia Johnson

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Comcast Celebrates Black History Month, Recognizing African American Innovators

The two-part series features past leaders and today's tech entrepreneurs

Comcast is honoring Black History Month by celebrating and recognizing various African American innovators in…

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Infor CEO Talks Passion for Changing the Way People Work in Tech

Charles Phillips details career journey and tips for others to succeed in the industry

Infor CEO details where his interests in tech began and how we seeks to increase…

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Minority Firms Handle Apple’s Multi-Billion Dollar Debt Offering

Williams Capital and Ramirez & Co. are two of six involved companies

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Apple’s…

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How One Man’s Hustler’s Spirit Led to Silicon Valley Boss Moves

Dwight L. Peters, BackersHub founder, details his journey to spark his dream

From a bank account with barely a quarter in it to founding a company boasting…

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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How Tech Companies Honored MLK Day

With diversity a major issue, many acknowledged but most did not close doors to commemorate

The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, as well as the technology industry in general,…

By Patrick Austin

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Intel Chief Diversity Officer Explains Why Minorities Matter

Intel is supporting everyone in tech, from students to gamers

Intel Chief Diversity Officer Roz Hudnell spoke about Intel's commitment to diversity and why minorities…

By Patrick Austin

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Wall Street Project Summit: Silicon Harlem’s Bruce Lincoln Talks Opportunities for Minorities in Tech

The tech meetup highlighted startups built by minorities

Silicon Harlem co-founder Bruce Lincoln sat down with Black Enterprise to discuss the Rainbow PUSH…

By Patrick Austin

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Former Apple Executive to Take Over Google Glass

Tech mogul Tony Faddell plans on revamping and changing the project

Known as “Father of the Ipod” former Apple executive Tony Faddell is now taking the…

By Cristie Leondis

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Exciting News for New Yorkers: Statewide Broadband Access

Governor Cuomo will insure high-speed internet access

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to intact statewide broadband access in New York is now in…

By Cristie Leondis

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YesWeCode’s Van Jones on The State of Silicon Valley

#YesWeCode founder thinks 2015 is the year of action

Former White House Special Advisor and #YesWeCode founder Van Jones sat with Black Enterprise during…

By Patrick Austin

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Intel’s $300 Million Pledge: Tech Giant Stamps Commitment to Diversity at Wall Street Project Summit

Business and tech leaders talk programmer parity, inclusion and urban tech boom

At the 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Economic Summit, leaders in technology pledged millions to fighting…

By Patrick Austin

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[Day 1] Wall Street Project Summit: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks Diversity with Intel and More

New York City event includes panels on inclusion, race and advancement of minorities

Hundreds attend day one of Rainbow PUSH’s Wall Street Project Economic Summit, dedicated to creating…

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Intel Bets $300 Million on Workplace Diversity

Jesse Jackson applauded the initiative

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showing off the Intel Curie module for wearable technology, at the…

By Patrick Austin

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Minecraft Creator Outbids Jay and Beyoncé For $70M Home

It pays to make video games

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The creator of a video game just one-upped two music…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Helping The Homeless Through Charity Groups

Is $2 million enough to forgive the tech company?

Google's pretty hush about its search algorithm, which it constantly adjusts to keep spammers from…

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Innov8tiv Sits Down with Tech Leader Catt Small for Exclusive Interview

The programmer shares insights for women in STEM careers

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv‘s Anie Akpe:
At Innov8tiv, we aspire to bridge the…

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Real Estate Startup Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Zillow is being accused of 'sexual torture' by a former employee

Real estate startup Zillow is facing a harassment lawsuit from a former employee who alleges…

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Tiphub Hosts Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank

Entrepreneurs came together to pitch Africa-centered startups

Tiphub Hosted Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank in Washington D.C., where entrepreneurs showcased…

By Cristie Leondis

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Programming Languages That Earn The Most Cash

Web and mobile app development take the top spot

Knowing French or Spanish could net you a higher salary. But knowing Python could get…

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TipHub To Hold Inaugural Diaspora Demo Day in Washington, D.C.

The showcase will feature speakers and pitches pegged to the diaspora

(Image: TipHub)TipHub, an innovation factory that provides startup assistance and services, has announced that it…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Innov8tiv Magazine Expands to Kenya with Hub East Africa Partnership

The social enterprise center is open for all entrepreneurs

Innov8tiv magazine has expanded from its U.S. base to Kenya with a partnership with The…

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Prison Programmers: Inmates At San Quentin Learn How To Code

The Last Mile offers technical skill and know-how to those who desire it

With an 85% recidivism rate, inmates at San Quentin are said to have no hope…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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ColorComm NYC Hosts Dinner and Dialogue With Tricia Clarke-Stone

The innovator dished on her career and gave tips for inspiring entrepreneurs

Tricia Clarke-Stone, CEO and Co-founder of Narrative_, an entertainment and tech collaborative, talked success tips…

By Cristie Leondis

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[RECAP] Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Makes Waves in Miami

Check out highlights from the event

PlungeCon took place in Miami on the weekend of Nov. 6, and Black Enterprise hosted…

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Meet the Winners: Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Innovation Slam

Two inventors now eligible to attend Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Two winners of the Innovation Slam at PlungeCon were recognized for their creative innovations, as…

By Cristie Leondis

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4 Keys to Sparking Expansion For Your Tech Company

Sentel Corp.'s Clarence Wooten details strategy to stand out in a crowded market

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Clarence Wooten made his millions years ago. His claim to fame goes back to…

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Amazon’s Bleak Diversity Numbers: 4% of Managers Are Black

Hispanics make up only 9% of Amazon's global workforce

Amazon has joined the list of technology companies to release deplorable diversity numbers.

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Twitter Reactions To Apple CEO Tim Cook Coming Out As Gay

How did Tim Cook's decision affect others?!

If you haven’t read our story documenting Apple CEO Tim Cook coming out and being…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay”

The 53-year-old business exec reveals all in an essay

In a revealing and very powerful essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook…

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Black Enterprise and Film Life Join Forces for Plunge

Innovation and creativity will take over Miami Beach’s Eden Roc Resort in November

Black Enterprise and Film Life, producers of the American Black Film Festival, have joined forces…

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Actor Orlando Jones: From Hollywood to Digital Diversity

Writer-and comedian becomes digital entrepreneur with iROC Emoticons

Writer and actor Orlando Jones is diversifying the digital emoticon world with his app iRoc…

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Cool Jobs: BET’s Ken Gibbs Jr. Talks Innovation and the End Of the Internet

Director of OnTV operations breaks down future of the Web

Ken Gibbs, Jr., BET’s director of OnTV operations, talks about the web, being innovative, and…

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Miami’s PlungeCon Will Highlight Tech and Innovators

Innovation Slam will let inventors present to experts and tastemakers

From Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, Miami’s Eden Roc Resort will host the Plunge Culture…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With IBOM L.L.C. Co-Founder Anie Akpe

Entrepreneurship advocate and tech media maven will share leadership success strategies

On Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. EST, the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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New Car Service App to Offer Taxis Exclusively for Women

New car service app will be ran exclusively for women by women

A new car service app, launching Sept. 16, will provide female passengers with the comfort…

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How I’m Building My Tech Startup

Chanel Martin of Techturized Inc. talks behind-the-scenes triumphs and challenges

Cofounder Chanel Martin explains how she is building her tech startup Techturized Inc.

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Board Diversity: Top Tech Companies Without Black Corporate Directors

These household names owe a significant portion of revenue growth to African American consumers

In our research for the BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors, we discovered that 74…

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Teen Developers Release App to Document Police Abuse

With Five-O, these teens used programming to help their community

The Pinetart team is a group of siblings who wanted to make a difference with…

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Jessica Matthews talks using technology to empower African youth

Social entrepreneur Jessica Matthews is using technology to empower youth in Africa, and you can…

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[EXCLUSIVE] Board Diversity: Jesse Jackson’s Campaign to Bring Inclusion To Silicon Valley

Civil rights leader shares why this battle for black board representation is critical

Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Jesse Jackson is using shareholder activism to pressure Silicon Valley to…

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Apple Starts Taking Social Seriously With Latest Hire

Musa Tariq, former social media head of Nike, will head Apple's newest initiative

Musa Tariq has worked with Apple's head of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, when…

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Leading Leaders: Princeton Producing the Most Tech CEOs

More tech billionaires have college degrees than those who are college dropouts

Though many of tech’s most successful entrepreneurs are college dropouts —Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and…

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Website eBay Has Dismal Diversity Numbers

Just because it's a little better than the competition doesn't mean its diversity numbers are any good

In total, only 7% of eBay employees are black, with only 2% of them in…

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From Prison to Entrepreneurship: App Developer’s Career Taking Off

Marcus Bullock's Flikshop sends photos to incarcerated loved ones

Flikshop is former inmate Marcus Bullock’s answer to sending messages to loved ones in prison,…

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Beware of a New Scam on Facebook

Sneaky tool tricks user into hacking themselves

Make sure to keep a close eye on all of your social media accounts.

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Former NASA Employee Launches Diverse Emoji App

App includes black and brown faces, interracial couples and same-sex couples

Former NASA employee, Katrina Parrot, launches a new app called iDiversicons, which is filled with…

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Top-Funded Startup IROKOtv Launches East Africa Headquaters

With offices in Nigeria and New York, regional base will now be in Rwanda

iROKOtv, a leading platform for African films globally, will be moving its base of operations…

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Apple’s Newest Board Member Breaks the Mold

Sue Wagner, formerly of BlackRock, has joined Apple's board of directors

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Apple’s newest board member is adding a little diversity to its group…

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Real Talk on Accelerators: One Woman’s Small Business Journey with Google

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details tangible pros and cons

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details her journey participating in Google’s accelerator program.

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Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs

More than 12,000 will come from Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft announced it is laying off up to 18,000 workers over the course of the…

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Layoffs Could Be Coming To Microsoft

CEO Satya Nadella announced dramatic shift in company's strategy

Just days after expressing his opinion about the future of the company, Microsoft CEO Satya…

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Girl Gone Geek: Jamila Rowser Brings Unique Chic to the Masses

Blogger talks digital culture and expanding reach of black nerds

Blogger, Jamila Rowser, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with Rowser on how digital culture and her fight for…

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NPR Education Blogger Faces Heat for Racial Tweet

NPR education team lead blogger Anya Kamenetz took to NPR's official education team Twitter account to voice her concern that only white sources respond

Anya Kamenetz let a poorly worded tweet go up on NPR’s education team Twitter account,…

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Walker’s Legacy Hosts Brunch for Women Leaders

Speakers included power women Joy-Ann Reid, Demetria Lucas and Lauren Maillian Bias

Walker’s Legacy, a professional collective for businesswomen, hosted its Women in Business Brunch, powered by…

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Business of Beauty: Entrepreneur Talks Expanding Brand From YouTube

Rochelle Graham, founder of Alikay Naturals, details journey to upstart success

Rochelle Graham shares how she went from YouTube personality to founder and CEO of Alikay…

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Script of Success: Tech Phenom Catt Small Talks Black Girls Coding, Diversity In Gaming

Thought leader of Brooklyn Gamery and Code Liberation paves her own way, and you can, too.

Intelligent, cool, and charismatic, Catt Small sits down in an exclusive with BlackEnterprise.com to talk…

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Former Tinder Dating App Exec Sued For Sexual Harassment

Co-founder says Justin Mateen forced her out of the company she helped build

Popular dating app Tinder is under fire as former employee and co-founder Whitney Wolfe says…

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Dismal 2%: Tech Diversity Reports Abysmal For Blacks

At companies like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo!, black professionals scarce

Facebook and Yahoo! have released reports detailing the diversity in their respective companies. Only 2%…

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Google’s Biggest Announcement at I/O? More Women

More than 1000 female programmers present at smartphone giant's developer conference

Google’s SVP of Android, Sundar Pichai, announced that 20% of conference attendees were women at…

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Tech Disruptors for Good: Goodie Hack Aims to Transform Communities Worldwide

Entrepreneurs, designers, developers and marketers, gather to help local organizations

Atlanta-based social good hackathon provides support to local organizations and breeds a new wave of…

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Obama Hosts Inaugural White House Maker Faire

Inventors and scientists from around the country showed off 3D printed homes, low-cost incubators, and even mechanical animals.

A passenger-ready robotic giraffe was one of the many incredible inventions shown by students around…

By Patrick Austin

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If Dollars Were Like Bitcoins You Should Panic

GHash is claiming responsibility, but the bitcoin mining pool has promised not to cause any harm to the virtual currency market

Bitcoin miners often use high-powered machines or many low-power ones to generate bitcoins. (Image credit:…

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Tesla Wants To Give Its Battery Tech To Everyone For Free

Elon Musk's grand vision includes a world with a standard for electric cars, as opposed to today's proprietary charging methods

The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.
The indie darling…

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Beyoncé Donates $125,000 To TEDWomen Project

The gesture of motherhood will help 1,900 infants avoid hypothermia while spurring the development of a disruptive, low-cost incubator

Beyoncé is trying to help mothers around the world, and she’s using a startup to…

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George W. Bush’s Painting Hacker Gets Serious Time

Hacker "Guccifer" was able to hack into various political email addresses simply by guessing security questions with knowledge from Wikipedia

George W. Bush's initial works of art were revealed and spread online, which sparked a…

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The 5 Best Black Girls Code Apps You Should Know

Imagine if the next generation of tech mavens looked like our daughters and sisters?!

For those who are unaware of the powerfully influential Black Girls CODE organization, please take…

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Amazon CEO’s Net Worth Rises $1.4B Thanks To Smartphone Rumors

Amazon's June 18 announcement could put the company in direct competition with almost every smartphone manufacturer, including Apple

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Designers Say Hoodie Is Badge of Honor for Techies, Symbols Criminal Intent For Minorities

Clothing representing Silicon Valley wealth doesn’t translate across races

Crewneck tees, Adidas sandals, and hoodies have become the startup uniform in Silicon Valley as…

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Facebook CEO, Wife, Donate $120M To San Francisco Schools

The donation will help provide Internet connectivity and computers as well as training for new staff

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were married in 2012 after dating since 2003.
Facebook CEO…

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Why this Silicon Valley VC Avoids Gaming, Sports, Music

Bay Area investor fancies disruptive technologies in growth markets

An early investor in Zappos, an online shoe and clothing shop, he reaped the rewards…

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2% of Google Employees Are Black

The newly released information highlights the racial and gender disparity in the tech community

David C. Drummond is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, as well as the…

By Patrick Austin

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CONFIRMED: Apple Buys Beats Electronics for $3 Billion

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join Apple and the Beats Music team, while the Beats Electronics team is being

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will both remain at Apple, with Beats Music and Beats…

By Patrick Austin

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Homeless Coder Leo Grand Still Homeless

Leo Grand's ride-sharing app brought him celebrity and a bit of money, but he still hasn't spent it, and is still homeless

Homeless New Yorker Leo Grand and programmer Patrick McConlogue teamed up to create a ride-sharing…

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Twitter Users Honor Maya Angelou With #MayaTaughtMe

Twitter users influenced by the work of author, poet, and director Maya Angelou went online to give their thanks to the woman who helped them discover themselves

Twitter users created the #MayaTaughtMe hashtag to share what they learned from the world-renowned poet.…

By Patrick Austin

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Rap Genius Co-founder Resigns Over Insensitive Santa Barbara Shooter Comments

Mahbod Moghadam left inappropriate annotations on the manifesto of shooter Elliot Rodgers

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Mahbod Moghadam of Rap Genius speaks onstage at…

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California Attorney General Releases Guidelines for Online Privacy

Kamala D. Harris' proposed guidelines show how sites can comply with California's newest privacy laws that require companies to disclose privacy practices

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris says the guidelines will help sites
California is making it…

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T. Boone Pickens Welcomes Dr. Dre to The 1 Percent With a Tweet

After telling Drake that $1 billion is harder to make than $1 million, business magnate T. Boone Pickens is welcoming potential billionaire Dr. Dre to the ultimate club.

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Highest-Paid Female Exec Now Works For Apple

Angela Ahrendts could be the highest paid female executive at a public company, topping Yahoo's Marrisa Mayer

Before joining Apple, Ahrendts was the CEO of Burberry for 8 years, and was successful…

By Patrick Austin

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A 21-Year-Old Just Scored $3 Million For His Events App

Pep Gomez was bored in San Francisco, so he made an app that would help anyone find something cool to do

Fever is only works in New York and Madrid, but Gomez plans to expand to…

By Patrick Austin

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PayPal Executive Fired Over Twitter Rant

Rakesh Agrawal went on an insulting spree over the weekend, calling out everyone from venture capitalists to fellow coworkers

Agrawal joined PayPal in March after serving as a consultant and became Director of Global…

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Save the Date: Women of Power Summit 2016

Black Enterprise has officially announced that the 2016 Women of Power Summit will be held…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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