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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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Trump

4 Things of Note About Trump’s Meeting With Silicon Valley Elite

To have been a fly on the wall for this meeting would've been interesting, to say the least

The meeting between the leaders of the most innovative companies in the world and the…

By Samara Lynn

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Accenture

Accenture Steps Up to Diversify Tech Talent Pipeline

Black Girls Code and Accenture team up to prepare young African American girls for future success

Nearly a dozen African American girls, ages 10-15, received coding instruction and exposure to corporate…

By Samara Lynn

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blak card

Why This FinTech Founder Believes ‘Entrepreneurship Is the New Street Hustle’

From crack, to rap, to tech: A former drug dealer and rapper launches his own tech startup and talks about a fortuitous meeting.

Divine is prepared to launch his company’s first product—the BLAK card—a pre-paid debit card designed…

By Samara Lynn

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Digital Diversity Network Highlights Tech’s Top 40 Under 40

Awardees graced the stage ranging from tech mogul to Facebook execs to social impact giant, Kapor Capital.

Digital Diversity Network made an unforgettable splash in Silicon Valley.  First with an event held…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape

Part 2, Jason Town's continues to share his story on how he has helped diversify the venture capitalist sphere

Jason Towns, the founder of Groundwork, tells BE how he got involved in the investment…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Valerie E. Taylor

Computer Scientist Valerie E. Taylor Receives Distinguished Fellowship

Black female computer scientist is recognized with high honors

Valerie E. Taylor is being honored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for “broadening…

By Samara Lynn

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“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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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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