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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…

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100 days

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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Ludacris

Ludacris Co-Founds Hot New Mobile Game ‘Slang N’ Friendz’

Ludacris expands his entrepreneurial portfolio

Actor, hip-hop performer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Ludacris, just co-founded a tech startup that makes an…

By Samara Lynn

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tech workforce

95% of This Tech Workforce is White

There are almost no people of color in these tech positions

The researchers conclude, “ethnic wage gaps in the U.S. haven’t changed much in the last…

By Samara Lynn

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Bessie Coleman

Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates Black Female Aviator Bessie Coleman

Google reminds us of the incredible life story of the pilot

Bessie Coleman left a remarkable legacy and demonstrated persistence and courage that inspired many other…

By Samara Lynn

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Twitter Trolls

The 10 Best Trump Twitter Trolls

If you're going to troll, troll smart

Many Twitter users engage in mercilessly mocking of Trump. Here are ten of the best…

By Samara Lynn

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500 Startups

Recap: 500 Startups Unity and Inclusion Summit LA

A conference that addressed race, sexuality, religion, gender, and growth hacking

I had the pleasure of hosting the 500 Startups Unity and Inclusion Summit and united…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Shirley Jackson

7 Facts You Should Know about Shirley Jackson

Leslie Jones shed light on a serious issue; we don't know enough about brilliant black people such as Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

Here’s a list of seven interesting facts about Dr. Shirley Jackson, the black woman who…

By Samara Lynn

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senator

Tech 100: State Senator Trolls on Facebook

It seems Chris McDaniel, a Republican senator from the state's 42nd District, would rather troll liberals and spew vitriol on Facebook than use the platform for good

Chris McDaniel, a Republican state senator representing Mississippi’s 42nd District, posted a flurry of inflammatory…

By Samara Lynn

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Silicon Valley

You Don’t Have to Live in Silicon Valley to Succeed in Tech

Rodney Williams' Cincinnati, Ohio-based tech company LISNR has raised over $14 million and continues to thrive

Rodney Williams is not what some would deem the stereotypical, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and that…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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2020Shift and Uber Will Teach You All About Product Design

2020Shift, with the help of Uber, offers a tech course that is not coding-focused but fulfills a need

The course offering underscores the goals of 2020Shift, to highlight not only the necessity of…

By Samara Lynn

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How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

To build your authority, you’ll need a continuous message that tells the world who you…

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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