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On Being Black at Google I/O

It was almost as though black people were avoiding other black people.

I’ve seen this phenomenon before at other mainstream tech conference. I think there may be…

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: Airbnb Sued for Racial Discrimination

The space-sharing giant faces the threat of a class action lawsuit

On Tuesday, Airbnb earned themselves a high-profile lawsuit due to their inability to adequately address…

By Hailey Wallace

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Twitter shakes up board with Debra Lee appointment

The popular tech company pushes diversity agenda with appointment of the chairman and CEO of BET Networks

Twitter continues to push diversity agenda with appointment of the Debra Lee to board of…

By Kali Wilder

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Meet The Game Designer Creating Video Games with Social Impact

Lindsay Grace is considered one of the most influential African Americans on the gaming industry

“If you discriminate by color, you can’t win the game…”

By Samara Lynn

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Melinda Emerson

Discover How To Run a Successful Online Business from Melinda Emerson

Tips on what it takes to run a successful online business, from the #SmallBizLady Twitter chat

Understand what goes into running a successful online business with Melinda Emerson, as she shares…

By Cristie Leondis

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Amber Rose Goes 3D

Amber Rose becomes a 3D MUVA

Amber Rose teams up with Zoobe and is immortalized in digital app form.

By Samara Lynn

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National Society of Black Engineers Unveils Engineering Program for Kids

National Society of Black Engineers will hold a series of engineering programs for kids

NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically,…

By Samara Lynn

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Top Takeaways from #BESummit Twitter Chat with Lisa Price

The haircare and beauty entrepreneur dishes on turning passion to purpose

Discover the top ten takeaways from Black Enterprise’s Twitter Chat with founder of Carol’s Daughter,…

By Cristie Leondis

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TaskRabbit Implements African American Inclusion Plan

TaskRabbit, in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus, has put into effect a plan to include more African Americans in its workforce

“…shining a light on ways to expand the great talent of black individuals…”

By Samara Lynn

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EMC, Intel among Award Recipients at Black Engineers’ Gala

The National Society of Black Engineers award ceremony, honored high-achieving students and academics in engineering as well as companies and executives fighting for diversity in tech.

“…our award winners not only show us the possibilities through their achievements, they also provide…

By Samara Lynn

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Prince will release 2 albums with Warner Brothers this year

Prince Understood the Value of Technology for Music Early On

The genius of Prince extended to his savvy about technology

“What may not occur to many is his innovative use of recording and production techniques…”

By Samara Lynn

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In ‘A Fighting Chance’, Olympic Hopefuls Get Shot At Medal

Samsung presents documentary short about Olympic Games hopefuls defying barriers on their road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Samsung presents documentary short about Olympic Games hopefuls defying barriers on their road to the…

By Kali Wilder

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Meet the Engineer with a Revolutionary Idea for ‘Smart’ Plants

Aja Atwood is co-founder of everblume, a smart solution poised to change the way we grow plants

Everblume is a futuristic way to grow plants, no matter what natural environmental conditions the…

By Samara Lynn

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Ex-Twitter Engineer Rants About Diversity, Gets Hired by Slack

Leslie Miley went on a rant about Twitter's lack of diversity. You won't believe what happened next...

Our primary goal is to avoid becoming yet another place where underrepresented groups exit the…

By Samara Lynn

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Stacy Brown-Philpot Promoted to TaskRabbit CEO

Brown-Philpot ascends to a position that makes her one of the most powerful blacks and women in Silicon Valley.

With the promotion to CEO, Brown-Philpot becomes one of the most powerful (and few) black…

By Samara Lynn

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Filmmaker Matthew Cherry Leverages Mobile Filmmaking in ‘9 Rides’

Film shot on the iPhone debuted at SXSW

BlackEnterprise.com sat down with Matthew Cherry to get some insight into the vision behind the…

By Kali Wilder

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Lawrence Griffith: Digital Marketing Groundbreaker

Lawrence Griffith is a pioneer in integrating mobile and marketing

“Because we didn’t get $150 million [in venture capital] like Groupon or Foursquare, we had…

By Samara Lynn

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Meet Dr. Lisa White: Paleontologist

Dr. Lisa White is a micropalentologist who has conducted research in the farthest reaches of the globe

“I had to take gun training–someone had been mauled by a bear.”

By Samara Lynn

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Black Tech Founder Tweets Fundraising Frustrations

Black tech founder uses Twitter to slam racism in VC industry

“…trying to fit in with a culture that doesn’t particularly embrace black founders.”

By Samara Lynn

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‘Disrupted’ Book Shows Age is the New Black in Silicon Valley

A new book, 'Disrupted,' is a white guy's personal experience of being on the receiving end of tech's lack of diversity culture

“Age bias, race bias, and gender bias are pervasive. I experienced this through the prism…

By Samara Lynn

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