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Camelback Ventures Giving Underrepresented Entrepreneurs an Equal Shot

Minorities are less likely to receive investment funding. Aaron Walker is changing that.

Camelback Ventures is a nonprofit social venture fellowship and seed fund. From donations provided by…

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RushCard Faces Class Action Lawsuits

Russell Simmons tells HipHop DX that the RushCard debacle was devastating

A look at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website shows three cases…

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Diversity in Tech Advocate and Entrepreneur Hank Williams Passes Away

Williams was an early critic of the lack of diversity in tech

“If all the significant growth that we expect going forward is coming from fields in…

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Baltimore Welcomes President Obama’s TechHire Initiative

President Obama's TechHire initiative kicks off in Baltimore with the goal of training and placing the disadvantaged and at-risk in well--paying tech jobs

U.S. chief technology officer and other senior officials traveled to Baltimore as part of the…

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Apple Awards 30 HBCU Students Scholarships in $40 Million Diversity Effort

Apple made a $40 million dollar multi-year commitment, the largest and most comprehensive corporate investment ever given exclusively for students and faculty of four-year HBCUs.

30 gifted HBCU students are announced as Apple HBCU Scholars.

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Black Media and Tech Legends Reflect During Andreessen Horowitz Fireside Chat

Ed Lewis and Ken Coleman drop life advice gems

Ranging in age from 7 to 70+, 250 attendees convened for an evening event sponsored…

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Yahoo CEO Throws $70,000 ‘Wizard of Oz’ Party, Abandons Shonda Rhimes Deal

Marissa Mayer's holiday company photo shoot raises eyebrows

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo stirs up further criticism.

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Tech Meets Hip-Hop and Breeds Inspiration at Tech808 Event

At the Tech808 conference, young entrepreneurs shared their advice with peers looking for success set against the backdrop of hip-hop

The run-down of the Tech808 event in New York.

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Multi-Culti Coalition Demands a Seat at the Table During Tech Diversity Forum

The Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses speak out at Sen. Harry Reid event

The CBC has been particularly focused on diversity in the tech industry. It launched the…

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STEM Women of Color Immortalized in Digital Stock Photos

There is a disturbing lack of stock images online of women of color in tech. These two women in tech aim to fix that

Two women create free, online stock images of women of color in STEM fields.

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Chelsea Clinton Holds Real Talk on Digital Divide

Clinton Foundation and SELF magazine tackle inequality in tech ... and throw shade at Bernie Sanders?

The Clinton Foundation co-hosted a panel: ‘What Works for Women Leaders in Technology’ with SELF…

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BE Bytes – October 25-30, 2015

A wrap-up of the most buzzed-about and relevant tech news of the week

A week-end’s look at what’s trending in tech.

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Akon Named ‘Tech Human Agent of Change’ by WIRED and Nokia

Rapper and songwriter Akon makes list of global tech influencers

Rapper and Songwriter Akon has been named a Tech Human Agent of Change by WIRED…

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Facebook Launches TechPrep to Improve Diversity in Tech

Site aims to push for more diversity in Silicon Valley

TechPrep shows parents and students what programming is, why it’s important, and what sort of…

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#DrivingInnovation: Technology, Beauty & Girl Power

Women innovators give tips on how to live in performance rather than potential

On Tuesday, Oct. 10th, BlackEnterprise.com held a Twitter Chat, sponsored by Toyota, from 12:00 to…

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Dr. Kala Fleming, an IBM scientist who leads research in water management, spoke at the TED@IBM Talk.

Prominent Black Scientists Among Speakers at TED@IBM Talk

A dynamic roster of disruptors spoke on topics ranging from sneakers to water mapping

From water research to astrophysics, black scientists represented strongly at the TED@IBM event.

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#BEChat2015: Educate, Equip, and Empower

Army vet Archie Nettles talks life in the military and how it changed his

On Thursday, Oct. 15 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST, BlackEnterprise.com held a Twitter…

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Zuckerberg Posts about Racial Injustice in Prison System

Mark Zuckerberg posts his thoughts on the U.S prison system

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, posts his views on the issues with the U.S. prison system.

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[TechConneXt Summit] Google Senior Executive Shares the Inside Scoop on Silicon Valley

David Drummond, SVP and chief legal officer of Alphabet, kicks off the Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit with a revealing fireside chat

David Drummond is one of the most powerful execs in Silicon Valley. Here’s his insight…

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The Kids Are Alright: Study Shows Tech is Not Such a Bad Influence

Actually, your child's tech obsession may not be that bad after all

Tech benefits kids more than it harms, a new study reveals.

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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Dealing with a Recruiter: 5 Simple Do’s and Dont’s for Landing the Final Interview

Aisha M. Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORMade Professional Career Consulting, shares tips for job candidates going…

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