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Diversity Recruitment Platform Jopwell Raises $3.25 Million in Seed Funding

Magic Johnson Enterprises among investors in landmark round

Jopwell will use $3.25 million investment to scale operations, infrastructure, and product capabilities to meet growing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Rep. Cleaver: African American Inclusion In Tech Is “Common Sense”

Missouri congressman Emanuel Cleaver pens powerful case for diversity and inclusion in tech

Rep. Cleaver talks real talk about diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley.

By Samara Lynn

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Stanford University Survey: 84% of Women in Tech Told They Are “Too Aggressive”

A new survey of women in tech reveals some disturbing patterns

Women in tech still have a ways to go to achieve equality and respect.

By Samara Lynn

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Dr. Ayanna Howard

Meet Dr. Ayanna Howard: Roboticist, AI Scientist, and Old School #Blerd

She's one of the brightest minds in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence

Dr. Ayanna Howard is an award-winning scientist who has worked for NASA, built robots for…

By Samara Lynn

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Obama Was the Best President Technology Could Have Ever Wanted

The tech industry will miss Obama when he's gone

Obama’s elevation of technology as national interest has been a hallmark of his presidency since…

By Samara Lynn

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Shaquille O'Neal sports and tech panel at CES 2016

Shaq, Mark Cuban, and Other Industry Leaders Discuss Sports and Tech at CES 2016

Basketball, baseball, and business luminaries discuss the influence of technology on sports

Shaq said that technology “substantially” increases the value of a team. He cited the use…

By Samara Lynn

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[WATCH] Awesome Keynote Highlights From Netflix and Intel CEOs at CES 2016

The CEOs of Netflix and Intel raise the bar for keynote addresses at CES 2016.

Intel’s Brian Krzanich and Netflix’s Red Hastings both gave keynotes that show why their companies…

By Samara Lynn

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Angela Stewart of CloudStewards.com Gives 10 Tips on Skyrocketing Business Growth

CEO of integrated digital marketing and CRM consulting firm shares from experience

If you’re in a B2B (Business to Business) industry, understand your customer’s customer. Understand…

By Roz A Gee

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Dream Corps Launches Multimillion-Dollar Scholarship Fund and More

Van Jones' nonprofit prepares new opportunities and initiatives

Van Jones’ Dream Corps, which launched #YesWeCode and other programs, maps out goals for 2016…

By Samara Lynn

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Jeffrey Siminoff

Twitter’s New Diversity Chief Gets Mixed Reactions on Twitter

The tech company puts a white male in the position

Siminoff was most recently at Apple as the director of worldwide inclusion and diversity, a…

By Samara Lynn

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Lebron James doing yoga

[WATCH] 360 Degrees of LeBron

Basketball great LeBron James helps usher in next-generation virtual reality video

James is getting a jump start on what is going to be a new wave…

By Samara Lynn

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Blacks’ Views On Gaming Differ From Whites, Hispanics

The way we think about gaming may vary according to ethnicity

19% of Hispanics surveyed say the term “gamer” describes them well, versus 11% of blacks…

By Samara Lynn

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The lack of diversity in tech can be a touchy subject. (Source: grist.org)

TechCrunch Writer Blasts Whites in Tech on Diversity, Comment Chaos Ensues

The Internet never fails to disappoint with outrageous and inflammatory comments on issues about diversity in tech.

A writer at TechCrunch posted an article blasting tech industry leaders for an overall tone-deafness…

By Samara Lynn

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British actor John Boyega

[Op-Ed] Star Wars Stormtrooper “Blackwash Rage” Strikes Back

Examining "blackwash rage"—unbridled anger over casting actors of color in non-traditional roles

It almost seems preposterous to use the word “controversy” with the words “casting” and “Star…

By Samara Lynn

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Diversifying Google: Meet Three Black Google Engineers

While the diversity and inclusion effort in tech continues, meet three black engineers in prestigious careers at Google

As tech companies continue to share diversity statistics with the public, it’s clear there is…

By Samara Lynn

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actor Samuel Jackson

Star Wars: 7 Black Characters You Should Know

These actors/actresses added to the magic and mystique of Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in theaters on Dec. 18. Check out these…

By Cristie Leondis

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Kerry Harris

Catching Up With the Black Tony Stark

Some call him the black Tony Stark. Catching up with innovator and inventor, Kerry Harris.

Sailor, officer, Navy pilot and inventor…Kerry Harris, founder and CEO of Angel 7 Industries, shares…

By Samara Lynn

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Goodway Bakery

Goodway Bakery’s Sweet Success for School

What started as a Christian school fundraiser turned into a business success

Goodway Bakery expands its online presence and opens another non-profit school through the wild success…

By Samara Lynn

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Code2040

CODE2040 Receives $1.2 Million in Funding from the Knight Foundation

CODE2040, which helps black and Hispanics succeed in the tech industry, receives $1.2 million from the Knight Foundation

CODE2040 has plans to expand outreach to even more after receiving $1.2 million grant.

By Samara Lynn

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[Op-Ed] Why Making Tech Companies Terrorism Monitors is a Horrible Idea

Keeping us safe from terrorist activity is not the job of Silicon Valley---it's Congress

In calls for Silicon Valley to report terrorist activity, politicians prove, once again, they have…

By Samara Lynn

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