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New Program Molds HBCU Students into Tech Investors

An entrepreneur and co-founder of the Black Founders has launched HBCU.vc, a new program to teach students at the…

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Tech Entrepreneurs Bring the Silicon Valley Experience to Detroit

Reducing barriers to access

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JOURNi co-founders, Richard Grundy, Quiessence Phillips, and Brian McKinney are on a mission…

By Kandia Johnson

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Deborah Olivia Farmer, Carl West, Thomas K.R. Stovall, Dr. Lance McCarthy, Ray Lewis, Ann Marie, Star Cunningham

Thomas Stovall creates #ImBlackInTech [VIDEO]

As if having a fully functioning startup isn’t enough, Stovall recently started an equally impressive organization

The organization recently partnered with Chicago 1000, a branch of an organization called, Global 1000,…

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3rd Annual Culture Shifting Weekend Awards Brunch

Andrea Hoffman Is Shifting Culture in Silicon Valley

There is magic in curating rooms to create opportunities

Recently, Andrea Hoffman, strategic growth adviser, author, and founder of Culture Shifting Weekend, held the…

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RYSE TV Promo

Introducing RYSE: The Multicultural VOD Network [VIDEO]

RYSE CEO Jay Jackson and CTO Mike Felix, talk about why there is a need for on-demand video content that specifically caters to people of color

Blerds, the dramedy that follows the struggles and victories of a sometimes awkward, yet driven…

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Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo Invests in Coding School to Help Diversify Tech

The multiplatinum singer and songwriter takes his talent to the world of tech

“Tech is an ever-growing, evolving industry, and I want to assist in opening doors for…

By Selena Hill

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uber

Diversity in Silicon Valley and an Uber Engineer’s Suicide

Silicon Valley desperately needs mental health innovation

Due to rapid growth demands capped out at billion-dollar valuations, it seems that employees are…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Amanda Gorman

One 19-year-old’s Journey from Special Needs to Acclaimed ‘Genius’

Despite being born with special needs, 19-year-old Amanda Gorman is an Ozy Genius Award winner who is now using virtual reality to change society

Amanda Gorman became an Ozy Genius Award winner from pitching her idea to create a…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Zycron

BE 100 Company, Zycron Inc. Sells for $20 Million

From a single-man operation to a business valued at $20 million

His company ranks 67th on the most recent BE 100’s list of the nation’s largest…

By Samara Lynn

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hot car

This Black Fifth-Grader Invents Way to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

A young black child's innovation for saving lives

While most fifth graders are interested mostly in video games, Bishop Curry V is inventing.…

By Samara Lynn

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Barbara Whye

Meet Intel’s Newest Executive, Barbara Whye

She will help accelerate Intel's diversity initiative

Barbara Whye started her career at Intel in 1995 as an engineer and has steadily…

By Samara Lynn

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uber

Opinion: It’s Probably Legal, but Not Too Cool What Uber Did to This Black, Single Mother

Not the most scandalous thing to come out of Uber, rather, an exercise in poor taste

I couldn’t believe Uber would disclose one of its driver’s financial information just like that.…

By Samara Lynn

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Afrobytes

Afrobytes Tech Conference Aims to Change the African Narrative

Other cultures have populated the continent, yet African Americans have been slower to adapt

If African-Americans don’t own this bridge, we will be left behind.

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Karen Civil

Karen Civil Opens STEM Focused Computer Lab in Haiti

Social media maven and philanthropist makes annual pilgrimage to Haiti to give back

Media and entertainment mogul Karen Civil opened her Live Civil STEM-focused Computer Lab at the…

By Daron Pressley

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createherstock/instagram on smartphone horizon

How to Date in the Digital Age

In an ever-changing technological world, It’s important that dating evolves as life evolves.

The way we met and courted each other five-ten years ago doesn’t exist anymore.

By Sequoia Blodgett

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black-founded startup

Black-Founded Startup Among Top 50 Programs for Sports Innovation

The technology could potentially change the sports drafting process

[MVR] uses mathematically and psychometrically validated tests to determine a player’s visual-spatial cognitive abilities and…

By Samara Lynn

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april

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…

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…

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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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“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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manage

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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