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Black History Month: Inventions Made by Black Slaves Denied Patents

“One group of prolific innovators, however, has been largely ignored by history: black inventors born…

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Shirley Jackson

7 Facts You Should Know about Shirley Jackson

Leslie Jones shed light on a serious issue; we don't know enough about brilliant black people such as Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

Here’s a list of seven interesting facts about Dr. Shirley Jackson, the black woman who…

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Global Tech: Namibian Teen Shines as Inventor of ‘Free-to-Call’ Phone

Our Global Tech series highlights a tech startup or innovator from the African diaspora. This series is part of Black Enterprise's lead-up coverage to the TechConneXt technology summit in San Francisco this October.

A teenager in Namibia is gaining a lot of attention from the tech world for…

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Ty Ahmad-Taylor

The Road to TechConneXt: Ty Ahmad-Taylor

The Road to TechConneXt is a lead-up series to Black Enterprise's TechConneXt Technology Summit, profiling today's tech leaders and innovators. This week: THX, Ltd, CEO, Ty Ahmad-Taylor

The Road to TechConneXt is a lead-up series to Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt Technology Summit, profiling…

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Mississippi Could be the Next Silicon Valley

Could a state in the Deep South become the next Silicon Valley?

“… the state is ideal for creating innovation centers for drone manufacturing and also for…

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The Inventress Lisa Ascolese Shares Insider Tips On Growing Your Idea

Serial inventor details how to get your unique idea off the ground and thriving

Learn how to protect, launch, and profit from your idea at the 2016 Black Enterprise…

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Elevator Pitch Competition Tips, Straight from the Judges

Entrepreneurs Summit: The deal makers and deal breakers you should know before submitting your pitch

BlackEnterprise.com has gathered advice from pitch competition judges so that you may have a trusty…

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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…

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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…

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Frans Johansson Prepares to Inspire at Plunge Conference

With November less than two weeks away, best-selling innovation author Frans Johansson is ready

With November less than two weeks away, Black Enterprise and Film Life are gearing up…

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6 Inspiring Black Inventors Who Changed the World

How your everyday life was influenced by these innovative African Americans

How your everyday life was influenced by these innovative African Americans

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UBR Morning Post: ‘Reallionaire’ Motivator Farrah Gray

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with Jamaal Williams,…

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Why Tradeshows are a Must for Inventors

How to effectively build leads at industry events

Inventor, Andre Woolery takes readers through the process of brining his invention to market. Check…

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From Invention to Market: Starting the Journey

Backless bra creator shares how she brought her idea to market

Cato takes readers through some of the challenges she faced in bringing her invention to…

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Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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