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#SMW Lagos 2016: Africans Claiming Their Piece of the Digital Pie

Africans in tech bring their culture and influence to the world

2016 Social Media Week Lagos kicked off with a bang. The energy was high and…

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Engineers Week: ‘It Takes a Village to Raise a Generation of Black Engineers’

NSBE kicks off Engineers Week with events promoting diversity in STEM

The National Society of Black Engineers will use Engineers Week to raise awareness and increase…

By Samara Lynn

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Microsoft Chairman John Thompson on Racism and “Assimilating” to Succeed in Silicon Valley

The chairman of Microsoft, regarded as the most powerful African American in Silicon Valley, John W. Thompson, opens up with details on his life and career

Microsoft chairman, John W. Thompson, reveals a lot about his life and views during a…

By Samara Lynn

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John McAfee: FBI’s Order to Apple is “Misuse” of Law

Cybersecurity guru John McAfee says the government is citing an antiquated statute

John McAfee weighs in on the conflict between Apple and the Department of Justice.

By Samara Lynn

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Nexercise Founders

Black Enterprise Tech Entrepreneur of the Year to Appear on ‘Shark Tank’

Benjamin Young, a Black Enterprise "Techpreneur of the Year" winner and his business partner, Gregory Coleman, will appear on ABC's "Shark Tank."

Nexercise founders will pitch on TV’s Shark Tank.

By Samara Lynn

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Ask “Big” For Startup Funding—Kanye Style

A 'no" doesn't mean 'never'

While asking a billionaire for money may get the rest of us kicked off of…

By Samara Lynn

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Black History Month: Google Cultural Institute’s Ode to Black History

Google Cultural Institute creates an online museum of black history, arts, and culture

Google Cultural Institute’s virtual black history museum.

By Samara Lynn

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Scientists View Gravitational Waves From Distant Universe For First Time

The gravitational waves are from two black holes colliding 1.3 billion years ago

Scientists detect gravitational waves for first time.

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Newsweek: By 2020, Robots Will Run For President

The robots are coming and they will take some of our jobs

Artificial Intelligence is evolving rapidly. By 2020, robots may be running for President.

By Samara Lynn

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Andreessen, Facebook, and the Subtle Racism of Internet Access

The road to restricted Internet access is paved with good intentions

There has been a lot of coverage recently over India’s ousting of Facebook’s Free Basics…

By Samara Lynn

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Black History Month: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

29 days of modern black history makers

Notable astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author Neil DeGrasse Tyson made history in 1996 as the frst…

By Safon Floyd

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digitalundivided Founder Talks Black Women and Tech Funding

Tech entrepreneur and blogger Kathryn Finney writes about the dismal availability of startup dollars for black women

“The fact that only 11 startups led by black women have raised more than $1MM…

By Samara Lynn

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Janet Emerson Bashen

How Janet Bashen Became a Software Pioneer

Janet Emerson Bashen is the first African American woman to hold a software patent

Janet Emerson Bashen is the first black woman to hold a software patent
If you Google…

By Samara Lynn

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Billionaire Robert F. Smith Gives $50 Million to Cornell Engineering School

African American billionaire, generously gifts Cornell's School of Engineering

Smith’s $50 million will further diversity efforts at Cornell.

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Black History Month: Then and Now in STEM

Honoring the achievements of African American pioneers in STEM

Currently, Dr. Moore works for the City of Berkeley Public Health Department and is the…

By Samara Lynn

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Xerox CEO Ursula Burns

Xerox to Separate Into Two Companies, Ursula Burns Releases Statement

Xerox splits into two divisions; CEO Ursula Burns, the first African American woman to serve as CEO of a Fortune 500 company, issues statement.

Xerox splits into two divisions; CEO Ursula Burns, the first African-American woman to serve as…

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[RECAP] #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat with Rachel Harsley

Harsley shares her experience and provides tips for other young professionals of color

On Jan. 26, BlackEnterprise.com had a #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat with female engineer Rachel Harsley at…

By Cristie Leondis

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Laura Clayton McDonnell

Microsoft Welcomes New Metro District Manager, Laura Clayton McDonnell

Microsoft welcomes new district manager of Microsoft New York, Laura Clayton McDonnell

Microsoft places seasoned tech executive, Laura Clayton McDonnell, at the helm of Microsoft New York.

By Samara Lynn

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Global Tech Leaders of the Diaspora: 10 African Innovators to Watch In 2016

These leaders are changing the landscape of the continent and connecting the world

With Africa’s emerging markets and forecasts for economic booms, these tech leaders are expected to…

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[RECAP] #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat With Guest Mbye Njie

Njie shares what motivated him to create his app, Legal Equalizer

Here is a recap of Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation Twitter Chat with guest Mbye Njie,…

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