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Macro Ventures Brings Us ‘Fences’

Charles King's brainchild has produced of one of the most Oscar-worthy films of 2016, based on the play by August Wilson

Charles King’s brainchild, Marco Ventures, has produced of one of the most Oscar-worthy movies of…

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Oracle

Long-Time Oracle Staffer Quits After CEO Praises Trump

This Oracle employee bails after executive supports Trump

A member of Oracle’s Cloud division took to LinkedIn to publicly resign after the company’s…

By Samara Lynn

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Black Female Chemist

How This Black Female Chemist is Helping to Solve Sex Crimes

Dr. Candice Bridge's research can help catch criminals even without much DNA evidence

The Ph.D. who is an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF), was…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism: December 16, 2016

Racism in science and tech for the week of December 16, 2016

This week in tech racism looks at a cyber attack on Black Lives Matter; the…

By Samara Lynn

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Trump

4 Things of Note About Trump’s Meeting With Silicon Valley Elite

To have been a fly on the wall for this meeting would've been interesting, to say the least

The meeting between the leaders of the most innovative companies in the world and the…

By Samara Lynn

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Accenture

Accenture Steps Up to Diversify Tech Talent Pipeline

Black Girls Code and Accenture team up to prepare young African American girls for future success

Nearly a dozen African American girls, ages 10-15, received coding instruction and exposure to corporate…

By Samara Lynn

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blak card

Why This FinTech Founder Believes ‘Entrepreneurship Is the New Street Hustle’

From crack, to rap, to tech: A former drug dealer and rapper launches his own tech startup and talks about a fortuitous meeting.

Divine is prepared to launch his company’s first product—the BLAK card—a pre-paid debit card designed…

By Samara Lynn

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Digital Diversity Network Highlights Tech’s Top 40 Under 40

Awardees graced the stage ranging from tech mogul to Facebook execs to social impact giant, Kapor Capital.

Digital Diversity Network made an unforgettable splash in Silicon Valley.  First with an event held…

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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape

Part 2, Jason Town's continues to share his story on how he has helped diversify the venture capitalist sphere

Jason Towns, the founder of Groundwork, tells BE how he got involved in the investment…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Valerie E. Taylor

Computer Scientist Valerie E. Taylor Receives Distinguished Fellowship

Black female computer scientist is recognized with high honors

Valerie E. Taylor is being honored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for “broadening…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism: Dec. 12, 2016

When racism and technology intersect; week of Dec. 12, 2016

This week in tech racism looks at a shocking class-action lawsuit brought against mainstream media…

By Samara Lynn

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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape [Part 1]

Jason Towns' Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is supporting untapped excellence in the innovation space

Jason Towns tells BE how his Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is helping minorities…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Tech Biz Gurl

Tech Biz Gurl Talks About Making It in Tech as a Black Millennial

Advocates side hustles and tech aptitude

Jessica Williams, aka Tech Biz Gurl, shares insight on her success as an entrepreneur and…

By Tia Walker

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Bill Gates

Nigerian Engineer Turns Down Job Offer from Bill Gates

But will work with the Gates Foundation to bring jobs to ‘more young Nigerians’

Maybe turning the job down is one thing, but actually telling Gates that you turned…

By Robin White Goode

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African Tech

Germany and African Tech Startups: Partners in Innovation

Germany is lending support to African startups, and, in turn, taps into African innovation

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development outlined several initiatives for empowering tech startups…

By Samara Lynn

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This Week in Tech Racism

When racism and technology intersect; week of Dec. 2, 2016

Your weekly guide to the unfortunate use of technology to propagate racism, sexism and the…

By Samara Lynn

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Monique Woodward

The Importance of Investing in Black and Latino Entrepreneurs

Monique Woodard, a venture partner for 500 Startups, discusses why her funding strategy is focused on black and Latino founders

Monique Woodward, a Venture Partner at 500 Startups, tells Black Enterprise about her decision to…

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Diversity

The Tech 100: Achtung! Surprises about Diversity in Germany’s Startup Culture

In this edition of The Tech 100: Germans commit to diversity and inclusion in its rapidly-growing tech startup scene

As it tries to establish its own Silicon Valley, Germany is tackling diversity and inclusion…

By Samara Lynn

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BE Global: From Cameroon to Germany’s Tech Startup Industry

Young African ex-pats find opportunity in German's tech startup scene

Germany offers immigrants of color more opportunity and an affordable education than even the United…

By Samara Lynn

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pitch deck

How to Prepare a Pitch Deck That Gets Funding

Components from my pitch deck that got me funding from a legendary VC

BE’s Associate Tech Editor shares key components from her pitch deck that helped her receive…

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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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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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