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NASA

Shooting for the Stars – 10 Inspiring Women of NASA

Christmas 2016 gave us a very special cinematic gift: the film Hidden Figures, based on…

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Jotaka Eaddy

What Does Black Excellence Look Like?

The Black Professional Network and Breaking Into Startups is about to show you

Recently, the Black Professional Network brought a community of individuals together to celebrate Black Excellence…

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Ignored Potential

This Is Why More Black Women Are Not Attending Engineering School

Taking a deep dive into how to really create more black women engineers

“Ignored Potential” is a paper by a group of engineers that scrutinizes the roadblocks and…

By Samara Lynn

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black engineers

Black Engineers Recruit Powerful Ally

The two groups are trying to get more blacks in what will be the fastest growing job market in the next decade

Bioengineering jobs will grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, at a much faster rate…

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Diversify Tech

Capital One Hosts Discussion on How to Really Diversify Tech

We need to really rethink job training and hiring

80% of middle-skilled jobs require digital skills. Building these skills is key to unlocking access…

By Samara Lynn

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racism

This Week in Tech Racism, March 25, 2017

All the ugliness in technology and racism from this past week

Social media flogs artist for tone-deaf painting; little kids are racially taunted after becoming champs…

By Samara Lynn

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Internet Privacy

Senate Republicans Kill Internet Privacy Requirements

Senate says Americans already have enough internet privacy, no need for further regulations

The issue is highly contested and split down party lines. Republicans and conservatives at the…

By Samara Lynn

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tech racism

A Week in Tech Racism

SXSW tackles racism; it's lonely being a black woman drone operator; and more tech and race-related coverage from this week

Why are chatbots turning racist?; SXSW festival features shocking crowdfunded documentary about the Michael Brown…

By Samara Lynn

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Howard West

Howard University Alum, Now a VP at Google, Opens Up About Howard West

A Google VP lauds the strategic partnership between Google and her alma mater, Howard University

The announcement that Google is opening up its Googleplex campus to students and faculty of…

By Samara Lynn

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DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff Uses Technology to Bypass Traditional Record Label Distribution

Using Stem created a level of transparency that does not exist in the music industry

Recently DJ Jazzy Jeff released a new project, “Chasing Goosebumps” but the only difference this…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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thinx

Thinx Allegations Show Female Silicon Valley CEOs Can Be Jerks Too

In this edition of Tech 100: Does diversity in tech mean that female Silicon Valley CEOs get to be jerk tech bros, too?

Thinx CEO and entrepreneur, Miki Agrawal (mikiagrawal.com)
 
The recent NY Mag piece on Silicon Valley’s…

By Samara Lynn

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WeDC

#WeDC Makes Major Push to Put D.C. Startups on the Map

We want to see people start and grow their businesses in D.C. Period.

Black Enterprise spoke to several key players involved in WeDC’s new initiative to become a…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Chris Sacca

Billionaire Investor Chris Sacca Champions Diversity at SXSW

What happens when white male privilege is shut down by a white male?

Christine Souffrant Ntim is known for her innate ability to hustle, so it’s no wonder…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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black scientist

Here’s Why This Black Scientist is Marching in Washington

A black nuclear and diagnostic medical physicist shares why he is attending the March for Science

Virgil Cooper, nuclear and diagnostic medical physicist.
 
 
There’s a grassroots effort brewing and this time…

By Samara Lynn

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Virtual Reality

Making the Virtual Reality Film with Director Alton Glass

Virtual Reality is one of the hottest new mediums, but do you understand how it works? Part I

Virtual Reality is one of the hottest new mediums to come to market in the…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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This Week in Tech Racism, March 10, 2017

Cybercrime fallout from Trump's travel ban; a look at whether education tech helps disadvantaged students; and more news in this weekly series

In this week’s edition for news involving race, society, science, and technology: President Trump’s so-called…

By Samara Lynn

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Apps Without Code

This Black Woman Is Building Apps Without Coding

Tara Reed found a pain-point for non-technical founders, and turned it into a business

Tara Reed started out just as any other entrepreneur would, with a business idea and…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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researchers

Researchers: High Social Media Use Makes Young People Feel Lonely

The more you Facebook, the more isolated you may feel

A report from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine reveals that a large amount of…

By Samara Lynn

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African Technology Foundation

African Technology Foundation Premieres ‘Venture’

Doc highlights founders' experience from the continent to Silicon Valley

Recently Lions@Africa and The African Technology Foundation, in association with Bootup Africa premiered their film,…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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white women

When White Women Speak about Unfairness in Tech, Everybody Listens

In this week's Tech 100: White women's outrage gets more attention, again

Too often, it takes a white woman opening her mouth for everyone to acknowledge just…

By Samara Lynn

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How To

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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podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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