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British actor John Boyega

[Op-Ed] Star Wars Stormtrooper “Blackwash Rage” Strikes Back

Examining "blackwash rage"—unbridled anger over casting actors of color in non-traditional roles

It almost seems preposterous to use the word “controversy” with the words “casting” and “Star…

By Samara Lynn

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Diversifying Google: Meet Three Black Google Engineers

While the diversity and inclusion effort in tech continues, meet three black engineers in prestigious careers at Google

As tech companies continue to share diversity statistics with the public, it’s clear there is…

By Samara Lynn

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actor Samuel Jackson

Star Wars: 7 Black Characters You Should Know

These actors/actresses added to the magic and mystique of Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in theaters on Dec. 18. Check out these…

By Cristie Leondis

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Kerry Harris

Catching Up With the Black Tony Stark

Some call him the black Tony Stark. Catching up with innovator and inventor, Kerry Harris.

Sailor, officer, Navy pilot and inventor…Kerry Harris, founder and CEO of Angel 7 Industries, shares…

By Samara Lynn

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Goodway Bakery

Goodway Bakery’s Sweet Success for School

What started as a Christian school fundraiser turned into a business success

Goodway Bakery expands its online presence and opens another non-profit school through the wild success…

By Samara Lynn

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Code2040

CODE2040 Receives $1.2 Million in Funding from the Knight Foundation

CODE2040, which helps black and Hispanics succeed in the tech industry, receives $1.2 million from the Knight Foundation

CODE2040 has plans to expand outreach to even more after receiving $1.2 million grant.

By Samara Lynn

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[Op-Ed] Why Making Tech Companies Terrorism Monitors is a Horrible Idea

Keeping us safe from terrorist activity is not the job of Silicon Valley---it's Congress

In calls for Silicon Valley to report terrorist activity, politicians prove, once again, they have…

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(Image: Jai Stone, Kandia Johnson)

#BEBizChat: Jai Stone Talks Building a Successful Business Without Compromising Your Happiness

Founder of Emotional Nudity providing tips for women entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur and Periscope star Jai Stone will share tips for women to build successful businesses…

By Cristie Leondis

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Mark Zuckerberg

[Op-Ed] No Shade Zone: How Zuckerberg’s $45 Billion Foundation Could Actually Help Minorities

Charitable move is actually a noble L.L.C. that could still forge positive change

Despite critics, Zuckerberg’s $45 billion charitable foundation is likely to help those in greatest need.

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Image: Nicholas Owen (Alessandro Pelosi)

How I Did It: Nicholas Owen Seeks to Fill News Void for Minorities with NOTV

Platform uses social media to provide bite-sized videos on issues affecting people of color

Howard University alum Nicholas Owen launched NOTV, a global news platform that disseminates information via…

By Courtney Connley

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CBC Tech 2020 AAIP

Lack of Talent Pipeline a ‘Myth’ Says Congressional Black Caucus Chair

CBC and black tech professionals announce new diversity and inclusion efforts

“There are African Americans who are ready, who are willing, and who are able to…

By Samara Lynn

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From l-r: John Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft's Board; Rev. Jesse Jackson; and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Image: Rainbow PUSH

Jackson Urges Microsoft: “Seek Out Qualified Blacks and Latinos”

Rev. Jesse Jackson praises Microsoft for its diversity efforts but urges for more action at shareholder meeting.

Jess Jackson nudges Microsoft in diversity and inclusion as part of his Rainbow PUSH coalition.

By Samara Lynn

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Welcome Baby Girl and Pledge to Give Away $45 Billion

The arrival of daughter Max seems to have re-inspired the social media titan

Mark Zuckerberg posted a poignant—and lengthy—letter to his new baby girl, Max, in a post…

By Samara Lynn

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Ryan Rucker and Adam Haywood of Charmer

Inspired at BE TechConneXt Summit, Millennial Entrepreneur Seeks Success With Charmer

Inspired at Black Enterprise's first TechConneXt Summit in Silicon Valley, a young entrepreneur is ready to launch his business.

“What we are trying to do is make reviews more social and more mobile. The…

By Samara Lynn

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African American Scientists Nearly Invisible in NIH Program

Biotech program's woeful lack of participation from black scientists

A new study shows that a National Institutes of Health program, which gave out three-quarters…

By Samara Lynn

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Camelback Ventures Giving Underrepresented Entrepreneurs an Equal Shot

Minorities are less likely to receive investment funding. Aaron Walker is changing that.

Camelback Ventures is a nonprofit social venture fellowship and seed fund. From donations provided by…

By Samara Lynn

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Image: RushCard.com

RushCard Faces Class Action Lawsuits

Russell Simmons tells HipHop DX that the RushCard debacle was devastating

A look at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website shows three cases…

By Samara Lynn

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Hank Williams (Image: Twitter)

Diversity in Tech Advocate and Entrepreneur Hank Williams Passes Away

Williams was an early critic of the lack of diversity in tech

“If all the significant growth that we expect going forward is coming from fields in…

By Samara Lynn

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my brother's keeper 2

Baltimore Welcomes President Obama’s TechHire Initiative

President Obama's TechHire initiative kicks off in Baltimore with the goal of training and placing the disadvantaged and at-risk in well--paying tech jobs

U.S. chief technology officer and other senior officials traveled to Baltimore as part of the…

By Samara Lynn

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(Image: Denise Smith Young - fortune.com)

Apple Awards 30 HBCU Students Scholarships in $40 Million Diversity Effort

Apple made a $40 million dollar multi-year commitment, the largest and most comprehensive corporate investment ever given exclusively for students and faculty of four-year HBCUs.

30 gifted HBCU students are announced as Apple HBCU Scholars.

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#TechieTips: 4 Things to Consider When Working With Remote Developers in India

India is one of the top countries where startups and other businesses look for talent…

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How to Keep Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Going Strong

For millions of people, the new year is also starting with new year resolutions around…

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