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Here’s How I Got $80,000 In Revenue With My Small Business in Little Over a Year

Wendy Pace reveals how she managed to beat the odds as an entrepreneurial woman of color, earning a significant revenue with her small business in under 18 months

By: Wendy Pace, founder of Pace Setting Media.
 
If you had told me two years…

By Samara Lynn

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muslim ban

Trump Perpetuates “They All Know Each Other” Black Stereotype

In this edition of Tech 100: Trump's a master at using digital tools; to our disadvantage

It’s debatable as to whether Donald Trump sought the presidency to become the champion of…

By Samara Lynn

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Meet This IBM Watson Engineer

Rashida Hodge is the director of Worldwide Client Delivery at IBM Watson

 
If the box office gross revenue for Hidden Figures is any indication, people are interested…

By Samara Lynn

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Oakland Startup Network

Kapor Center Helps Launch Startup Network

New initiative enacted to support Oakland-based entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities

Recently, the Kapor Center for Social Impact, Devlabs, and the City of Oakland announced the launch…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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MMTC

Multicultural Media Summit Emphasizes ‘Power’ in Empowerment

People of color in media, telecom, broadband, and finance met for a powerful summit

The (MMTC)—which promotes equal opportunity in mass media, and the telecommunications and broadband industry held…

By Samara Lynn

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Gary Vaynerchuk

I Have a Gary Vaynerchuk Obsession and You Should, Too!

Gary Vaynerchuk's not just a tech investor, he's your virtual mentor.

We typically cover African-Americans in Business but, for this, I had to make an exception…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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chance

These 2017 Grammy Winners Are Also Tech Innovators

They can sing, rap, entertain, and know their technology

Many of these performers have not only been acknowledged as talents by the music industry,…

By Samara Lynn

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tech

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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change

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

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

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manage

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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