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How I Did It: Nicholas Owen Seeks to Fill News Void for Minorities with NOTV

Platform uses social media to provide bite-sized videos on issues affecting people of color

Howard University alum Nicholas Owen launched NOTV, a global news platform that disseminates information via…

By Courtney Connley

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Lack of Talent Pipeline a ‘Myth’ Says Congressional Black Caucus Chair

CBC and black tech professionals announce new diversity and inclusion efforts

“There are African Americans who are ready, who are willing, and who are able to…

By Samara Lynn

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From l-r: John Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft's Board; Rev. Jesse Jackson; and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Image: Rainbow PUSH

Jackson Urges Microsoft: “Seek Out Qualified Blacks and Latinos”

Rev. Jesse Jackson praises Microsoft for its diversity efforts but urges for more action at shareholder meeting.

Jess Jackson nudges Microsoft in diversity and inclusion as part of his Rainbow PUSH coalition.

By Samara Lynn

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Welcome Baby Girl and Pledge to Give Away $45 Billion

The arrival of daughter Max seems to have re-inspired the social media titan

Mark Zuckerberg posted a poignant—and lengthy—letter to his new baby girl, Max, in a post…

By Samara Lynn

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Inspired at BE TechConneXt Summit, Millennial Entrepreneur Seeks Success With Charmer

Inspired at Black Enterprise's first TechConneXt Summit in Silicon Valley, a young entrepreneur is ready to launch his business.

“What we are trying to do is make reviews more social and more mobile. The…

By Samara Lynn

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African American Scientists Nearly Invisible in NIH Program

Biotech program's woeful lack of participation from black scientists

A new study shows that a National Institutes of Health program, which gave out three-quarters…

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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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.

By Samara Lynn

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Ed Lewis interviewed by Ken Coleman. Image: Black Enterprise

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.

By Samara Lynn

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Tami Chambers, founder of Mastermind Maven, hosts a panel featuring Kazeem Faymuyide, founder, STASHED, and Kyle Harvey, deputy editor, Slant News Inc. Image: Black Enterprise

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.

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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#WOCinTech Chat founders, Christina Morillo and Stephanie Morillo. (Image: #WOCinTech Chat)

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.

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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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.

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Kandia Johnson

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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