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Celebrating Urban Tech Innovation

Celebs, thought leaders, and the influential gathered to honor innovators in creating opportunity at Urban Tech's gala.

The theme for this year’s 21st-anniversary event was “Invest in the Future.”

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virtual reality

African American-Led Virtual Reality Company Lands $23 Million in Funding

The Virtual Reality Studio, co-founded by Guy Primus, receives million in funding to create VR content

The Virtual Reality Studio, co-founded by Guy Primus, receives million in funding to create VR…

By Samara Lynn

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engineers

Nerd Power: From Engineers to Entrepreneurs

Many engineers are hesitant to strike out on their own as entrepreneurs. But there are rich rewards for those who do

“For minorities, many who grow up in underprivileged communities, if you, for instance, go to…

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Geniemates

Brooklyn Couple Creates ‘Uber for Housecleaning’

Couple, too exhausted for housework, creates Geniemates app

“We created a service that gives families, entrepreneurs, busy moms and dads their time back.”

By Samara Lynn

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Martellus Bennett

NFL Pro, Martellus Bennett, Launches Adorable Children’s App

Martellus Bennett is as creative as he is athletic

“I want my daughter [and] other kids of color to grow up with a character…

By Samara Lynn

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Jason Elliott

Top Takeaways From the BE Modern Man Twitter Chat with Jason Elliott

Check out the conversation about the highs and lows of what today's men of color face as they strive to raise the bar in their professional industries, communities, and beyond

On Thursday, June 9, BlackEnterprise.com and Jason Elliott, the founder of Go Generation, held a…

By Cristie Leondis

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black engineers

Black Engineers Gather At This Major Leadership Conference Every Year

The National Society of Black Engineers will recognize strides made in the black engineering community and provide leadership training at its conference

The National Society of Black Engineers will recognize strides made in the black engineering community…

By Samara Lynn

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tech

Tech Will Forever Change the Way We Work in Just a Few Years

In ten years, your work life will be significantly different than what it is today

“…wearables such as smartwatches will tell a worker when it’s time to take breaks, eat,…

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tech

5 Tech Leaders Who Are Not All That

Technology is wonderful. Sometimes, tech CEOs and leaders, are not.

“…many successful tech leaders get passes on obnoxiousness and sometimes are even rewarded for it…”

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Dr. Thomas Mensah (Image: howafrica.com)

Mississippi Could be the Next Silicon Valley

Could a state in the Deep South become the next Silicon Valley?

“… the state is ideal for creating innovation centers for drone manufacturing and also for…

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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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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Professor, game developer, and artist, Lindsay Grace (Image: file)

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

Amber Rose Goes 3D

Amber Rose becomes a 3D MUVA

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

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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…”

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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…

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