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Breaking Into Startups: From Prison to Tech

Divine went from incarceration to innovation

Divine, a former drug dealer turned tech founder, talks about his journey from crack to…

By Jeanette Lewis

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winning

Why Former NFL Player Mike Brown’s Company Is One That Keeps on Winning

Win-Win enters Batch 20 of 500 Startups, the Stanford of Accelerators.

Winning is an option. See how former NFL player Mike Brown will be taking his…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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FCC

[Updated] Trump’s FCC Chief Ending Free Internet for Poor Families

Though initiated by the former conservative administrations of Reagan and Bush, Trump's newly appointed chairman of the FCC plans to terminate the federal program that provides phone and internet access to low-income families

President Trump’s newly appointed FCC chairman will reverse a program that provides low-income families with…

By Samara Lynn

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Martellus Bennett

Patriots Tight End Martellus Bennett’s Twitter Storm: #StayWokeBruh

Martellus Bennett is not here for critics

Martellus Bennett seemed to express frustration about not being taken seriously as more than an…

By Samara Lynn

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Hustlers

Hustlers Make the Best Entrepreneurs

Marlon Nichols, founder and general partner of Cross Culture Ventures, wants to know, "do you have hustle?"

Marlon Nichols, General Manager of Cross Culture Ventures, shares the character traits he looks for…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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H-1B

College Fires Diverse, American IT Staff, Replaces with H-1B Holders

Recently, the UC college system fired its IT workers, including a number of African Americans, to opt for cheaper labor via H1-B visa holders

Critics charge that Silicon Valley takes advantage of the H-1B visa program to hire cheap…

By Samara Lynn

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Hunger

Black Female Tech Entrepreneur Fights Hunger With an App

Goodr is a real-time food rescue app that uses the shared economy to bridge the gap on hunger

Read about Jasmine Crowe, a black female social entrepreneur, who created The Goodr Food Rescue…

By Dr. Dionne Mahaffey

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STEAM

This Current Day Hidden Figure Turns Up STEAM

Today's "Hidden Figures" strive to give black kids the STEAM skills they need to succeed

“Our goal is to create an innovative and creative atmosphere for safe discovery for becoming…

By Samara Lynn

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Leslie Miley

Slack’s Former Director of Engineering, Leslie Miley, is a Man of His Word

“We need to allocate money and build campuses in more diverse cities”, says Miley

In November of 2016, Black Enterprise spoke with Leslie Miley, the then VP of Engineering…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Will Limiting H-1B Visas Help African American Tech Workers?

Some say H-1B visas and immigration impact hiring African Americans in the tech industry

Despite Trump’s heavy hand on immigration, it seems the H-1B visa program is safe. Yet,…

By Samara Lynn

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Equity

Equity Allocation Strategies for Minority Tech Startups

Here's how to utilize equity strategically, to sucessfully build product development teams for your startup

MVP Accelerator Business Adviser Ara Ohanianhe shares insights regarding how equity can be used strategically…

By D. Bernard Webster

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Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons Cashes Out for $147 Million

The RushCard, a prepaid card to serve the underbanked, was bought by Green Dot

Russell Simmons said the acquisition would “expand our opportunities and continue our mission to revolutionize…

By Samara Lynn

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tech acccelerator

These San Quentin Prisoners Write Code Better Than You

Program allows prisoners to develop a skill set to participate in technology jobs in the real world

Find out how these San Quentin prisoners are learning code and changing their lives while…

By Maryann Reid

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#BlackSTEMLikeMe

National Society of Black Engineers Launches #BlackSTEMLikeMe

This is what an engineer looks like

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) launched a new campaign, #BlackSTEMLikeMe, an initiative encouraging…

By Samara Lynn

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Kunbi Tinuoye

Tech Media Spotlight: Kunbi Tinuoye, Founder & CEO of UrbanGeekz

British-born journalist Kunbi Tinuoye is set to scale her digital platform to global proportions

Kunbi Tinuoye discusses why she launched a tech news sites benefiting people of color and…

By Samara Lynn

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Singapore

Singapore is Beating the World at Fintech

Commitment is evident in accessibility, education, and funding

Find out how and why Singapore is currently well ahead of the curve and is…

By Black Enterprise

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congress

Silicon Valley vs. Trump

Silicon Valley is not standing down to Trump

Silicon Valley leaders took stances against Trump’s immigration executive order banning refugees from seven predominately…

By Samara Lynn

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Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton: From Tour Manager to Venture Capitalist

Here's how Arlan Hamilton got top investors from Silicon Valley to support her fund

When you think about Arlan Hamilton, the current founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital,…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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winning

BE The Code: From NFL Player to Tech Entrepreneur

Former NFL Indianapolis Colts player Mike Brown’s new company is a Win-Win for all

In this episode of BE The Code, former NFL player Mike Brown opens up about…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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federal

Federal Agencies May Be Telling Trump, “Oh, Hell No!”

Are scientists and federal agents pushing back against Trump's policy?

It appears federal science orgs have resorted to using unofficial Twitter accounts as part of…

By Samara Lynn

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

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