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Diversity and Inclusion Tech Panel (Image: Nobel Women)

Actionable Steps to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

“I think it would serve us better to infiltrate multiple levels of Silicon Valley in…

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Powerful Tech Influencers Descend Upon Haiti

Speakers included execs from leading tech companies like Uber, Facebook, Google, and Airbnb

Closing the evening out was a very noteworthy conversation that was translated from French to…

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Haiti Tech Summit

Black Tech Entrepreneurship Expands Outside of the U.S.

Innovation is happening far beyond Silicon Valley

“Silicon Valley is a great hub and a great example of innovation in tech,” says…

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Gary Vaynerchuk, Sequoia Blodgett, Charles Cole, Cliff Worley, Ruben Harris, Allie Felix, Thomas Knox, Mike Tauiliili, Muhga Eltigani, Dave Salvant, Terry Oppong, Lafe Taylor, Lamar Wilson

Gary Vee Holds Fireside Chat with Minority Entrepreneurs [Video]

Gary Vaynerchuk discusses actionable steps to help elevate the entrepreneurs at the table

Everything was discussed from the Hip-Hop culture’s influence on Entrepreneurship to how Gary could assist…

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New Program Molds HBCU Students into Tech Investors

Teaching black students the skills to become savvy venture capitalists

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

By Jeffrey McKinney

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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.

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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.

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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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How To

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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