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Danny Glover Becomes an Official Adviser for Airbnb

Glover has met several of the hosts and expresses that there is a lot of…

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Charlottesville

7 Leading Companies Combating Racism Post Charlottesville

Google, PayPal, and Spotify are taking a stance to combat white supremacy in wake of the deadly Charlottesville tragedy

Here’s a list of 7 prominent corporations that have joined the #Resistance movement to combat…

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Sista Circle

The Women in Tech Group That’s All About Action

Sista Circle was created to give black women a safe space to fellowship

Sista Circle was created by Alexandria Butler, who holds the title of project manager at…

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Ne-Yo to Sponsor Kids Summer Coding Camp for Underrepresented Youth

The rapper continues to further efforts in diversifying tech

“There are so many kids out there wondering what they can do to make their…

By Samara Lynn

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Coffee With: Airbnb Project Manager Lexi Butler

Meet Lexi Butler, a Standford University graduate who ended up unexpectantly working in the world of tech.

Learn more Lexi Butler, how she landed a job at Airbnb, and how the Standford…

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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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airbnb

Jamie Foxx Airbnb’s Miami Mansion

Some cool Airbnb news for a change!

The estate also includes a lounge area and hot tub; stainless steel appliances, a “state…

By Samara Lynn

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Airbnb Sues New York

Airbnb and New York politicians lock horns

“We immediately filed a lawsuit challenging the act on state and federal grounds,” said Airbnb…

By Samara Lynn

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Airbnb Releases Anti-Discrimination Battle Plan

Airbnb offers up a methodical approach to weed discriminatory practices from its platform

Amid increasing outrage over discriminatory practices by some Airbnb hosts’ refusal to accept guest requests…

By Samara Lynn

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Airbnb Honors National Voting Rights Act

Lodging service makes strides in diversity intitives and civic engagement

If you logged into Airbnb last Saturday, you may have seen this image:
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The…

By Samara Lynn

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Eric Holder

Former AG Eric Holder Will Help Airbnb with Anti-Discrimination Policy

Airbnb enlists the help of Eric Holder to battle racism perpetrated by some hosts on its platform

Former Attorney General and President Obama appointee Eric Holder will aid Airbnb in crafting an…

By Samara Lynn

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Congressional Black Caucus to Airbnb: Why is it “So Easy to Discriminate?”

The Congressional Black Caucus steps into the Airbnb and alleged discrimination fray

“Why is it seemingly so easy to discriminate against someone via Airbnb’s Internet platform?

By Samara Lynn

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gig economy

Refusing to Rent to Blacks: Ethics in the Gig Economy

The new sharing, or gig economy, is bound to bring into question many ethical and legal issues especially around discrimination.

“The host at first accepted her request and then messaged, “I hate niggers, so I…

By Samara Lynn

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Want to Get Rich? Start an Uber or AirBnB-Like Company

The tech startup you are considering had better be "an Uber" of something

Sharing economy businesses such as Uber will see revenue triple by 2020.

By Samara Lynn

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: Airbnb Sued for Racial Discrimination

The space-sharing giant faces the threat of a class action lawsuit

On Tuesday, Airbnb earned themselves a high-profile lawsuit due to their inability to adequately address…

By Hailey Wallace

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Airbnb Rules the “Gig” Economy

Airbnb is poised to lead the gig economy and we can expect to see a similar "sharing" model in enterprises and in manufacturing

The next, and potentially most disruptive, sector to emerge in the sharing economy will be…

By Samara Lynn

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4 Times Technology Turned Racist

A look at when the ugliness of racism tainted the objectivity of technology

A look at when the ugliness of racism tainted the objectivity of technology.

By Samara Lynn

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Harvard Study Reveals AirBnB Hosts More Likely to Reject Black Guests

Another instance of discrimination in travel

In an experiment involving over 6,000 Airbnb listings, researchers sent rental inquiries using two sets…

By Samara Lynn

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$3.9 Billion Deal: Expedia Buying AirBnB Competitor HomeAway

Purchase is the largest-ever acquisition for the travel site

Expedia, the parent company to some of the world’s largest travel sites, is buying short-term…

By Janell Hazelwood

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Top news and trends from the week of Oct. 19

We give you a round-up of this week’s highlights, from topics that sparked social media…

By Janell Hazelwood

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After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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