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This Week in Tech Racism: January 8-14, 2017

The racism-in-tech roundup for the week of January 8-14, 2017

This week’s edition looks at how many black San Francisco natives are shut out of…

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podcast

Hey Podcast Junkies–Get Ready for the Reset

A space for people to discuss the successes and challenges of their respective industries

Check out this interview with Interviews Laura Mignott, Co-Founder of Digital Flash and Host of…

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STEM

How My Mother’s Love of Cookies Made STEM a Core Piece of My Life

The ubiquity of STEM at every stage of my development had a major impact on my desire to become an engineer

Author of STEM Gems, Stephanie Espy, shares how her mother’s passion for baking fueled her…

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Jeanette J. Epps First Black Woman To Call NASA International Space Station Home

Epps joins three other black women astronauts to travel in space

Astronaut Jeanette J. Epps is on a mission to space that will make her the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Tech Forecast

Tech Forecast: Social Artificial Intelligence Increases Entertainment Brands Profit Margins

Usage of emerging tech cultivates new experiences and partnerships with location-based entertainment insights

New predictive social analysis data is a trending tech topic for 2017 just like President…

By Nathaniel J.

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venture capital

Why I Stopped Raising Venture Capital

I stopped pitching and started building

BE’s Sequoia Blodgett shares her journey into the entrepreneurship tech space after being engulfed in…

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cooking

This App Makes Cooking and Nutrition Fun and Easy

Can a mobile app that teaches cooking and nutrition using comics and animation help African Americans make better choices in regards to healthy eating and wellness?

See how two brothers teamed up to create The Black Streak Kitchen mobile app, which…

By Dr. Dionne Mahaffey

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Princess Leia

Tech 100: How Princess Leia Influenced This Woman in STEM

Goodbye, Princess Leia. And thanks

Star Wars lit a fire in my imagination and for a kid who came from…

By Samara Lynn

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Text Messaging

The Text Messaging Mistake that Built a Business

Maci Peterson's text messaging mistake resulted in the patented technology company, On Second Thought

Have you ever texted someone and wished that you never sent it? So has Maci…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism: Dec. 30, 2016

For the week ending Dec. 30, 2016

Uber and Lyft answer questions about discrimination concerns; how machines learn prejudice; plus more news…

By Samara Lynn

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Top Tech Stories

The Top Tech Stories Most Impactful to People of Color in 2016

There was lots of big news, announcements, and controversies in the tech world this year; many pertaining to people of color

Falling short of diversity goals in Silicon Valley, one company exceeds expectations; Airbnb gets powerful…

By Samara Lynn

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Africa

Building the Bridge Between Africa and Silicon Valley

Stephen Ozoigbo, the CEO of the African Technology Foundation, spoke with BE about the burgeoning tech scene in Africa

Stephen Ozoigbo, CEO of the African Technology Foundation, opens us about his professional journey and…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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science

10 of the Most Intriguing African Americans in Science and Tech in 2016

Black men and women who caught our attention with their achievements in science and technology this year

While there is an ongoing, sometimes wearisome fight to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM,…

By Samara Lynn

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Baron Davis, Black Santa

Baron Davis Is Leveraging Data to Build His Character Franchise

Black Santa is the first character to roll out of a greater tech vision, lead by the NBA All-Star

Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis understands the importance of measuring data when it comes to…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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tech racism

This Week in Tech Racism: December 23, 2016

When racism and technology intersect: Week of Dec. 23, 2016

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This week in tech racism looks at disturbingly racist videos gone viral in…

By Samara Lynn

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Pantsuit Nation

Tech 100: The Treachery of Pantsuit Nation

Betrayed trust in a popular Facebook group leads to the question, who "owns" social media data?

If I create a group on Facebook, invite people to post and then want to…

By Samara Lynn

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Fences

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…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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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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How To

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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