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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…

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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…

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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…

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Virtual Reality

What Does It Take to Make a Virtual Reality Film? (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual reality is the visual phenomenon that is quickly approaching normality

It could be six, it could be eight, it could be twenty cameras, all stitched…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Ethnically Diverse Tech Founders

Austin to Host Newest Crop of Ethnically Diverse Tech Founders

These tech founders will be in what is arguably the hottest tech hub outside of Silicon Valley

“I’m proud and excited for this second group of founders as we create positive change…

By Samara Lynn

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tech racism

This Week in Tech Racism: Week Ending April 1, 2017

The week's news involving tech and ethnicity

In this week’s tech racism news: A black tech founder is not “black enough;” Pittsburgh’s…

By Samara Lynn

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tech talent pipelinev

Stop With the Lack of Tech Talent Pipeline Foolishness

No, the problem isn't the pipeline; it's you, Silicon Valley

Statistics show that people of color under the age of 45, account for 18.8 percent…

By Samara Lynn

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income inequality

These Income Inequality Racial Statistics Will Enrage You

Diversity and inclusion in tech should extend to pay equity

Comparably found that African Americans are paid the least in every major tech hub in…

By Samara Lynn

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Baron Davis

Baron Davis is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Tis' the Season, all year around

Davis’ coloring book teaches you all about the African-American figures that school did not.

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Lawsuit Alleges Tesla Turned Blind Eye to Racism

Tesla says it should have investigated further

A California civil rights group filed a lawsuit against vehicle maker Tesla, alleging the company…

By Samara Lynn

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data privacy

Congressional Republicans Sell Data Privacy to the Highest Bidders

Republicans almost unanimously voted to kill consumer data privacy protection

“Congress should know by now that when you come for the Internet, the Internet comes…

By Samara Lynn

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Huddle Ventures

Huddle Ventures Sends 100 Students to SXSW

What happens when 100 students from HBCU’s across America descend on the city of Austin for SXSW?

Huddle Ventures, Rodney Sampson and partners Derrick Morgan and Michael Petterson brought a massive group…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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NASA

Shooting for the Stars – 10 Inspiring Women of NASA

In honor of the film, which was acclaimed as one of the best films of the year, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite women in NASA, both past and present, including the trio that inspired Hidden Figures.

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…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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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…

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With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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