Tag Archives: Blacks in tech

CES

Love Tech? Here’s Why You’ll Want to Go to CES 2018 [WATCH]

There were incredible tech beauty products as well as tons of robots at CES this year

Every year the show, which is already huge, seems to get even bigger. This year…

By Samara Lynn

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week

This Week in Tech Racism: January 8-14, 2017

The racism-in-tech roundup for the week of January 8-14, 2017

This week’s edition looks at how many black San Francisco natives are shut out of…

By Samara Lynn

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Accenture

Accenture Steps Up to Diversify Tech Talent Pipeline

Black Girls Code and Accenture team up to prepare young African American girls for future success

Nearly a dozen African American girls, ages 10-15, received coding instruction and exposure to corporate…

By Samara Lynn

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Amazon Go

The Future of Grocery Shopping is Here

Amazon Go is the new high-tech way to buy milk and bread

Can you imagine going to the supermarket, putting items into your basket, and then walking…

By Samara Lynn

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African Tech

Germany and African Tech Startups: Partners in Innovation

Germany is lending support to African startups, and, in turn, taps into African innovation

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development outlined several initiatives for empowering tech startups…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism

When racism and technology intersect; week of Nov. 14, 2016

Incidents of racial, gender, and other harassment have been on the uptick since the election…

By Samara Lynn

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robotics

Young Nigerian Robotics Engineer Creates High-Tech Battlebots

He's infusing virtual reality and robotics to make an awesome new gaming experience

A Nigerian, Millennial-aged robotics engineer has launched a high-tech line of battling robots, infused with…

By Samara Lynn

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social empowerment

Mobile Technology: A Vehicle for Economic and Social Empowerment, Part 2

How mobile technology can lead the way to social justice

Young African Americans have embraced mobile technology for cultural and social empowerment, but aren’t taking…

By Samara Lynn

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social empowerment

Mobile Technology: A Vehicle for Economic and Social Empowerment

How mobile technology can lead the way to social justice

Young African Americans have embraced mobile technology for social and cultural empowerment, but aren’t taking…

By Samara Lynn

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Adkins

The Road to TechConneXt: Rod Adkins, Tech Pioneer

As IBM's first African American senior vice president and corporate officer, Rod Adkins was instrumental in the creation of Watson, IBM's supercomputer

Rodney C. Adkins is a technology pioneer who was one of the principals behind creating…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Innovator of the Week: Sherrell Dorsey, Founder of ‘The Plug’

Our Tech Innovator of the Week highlights an African American tech startup or innovator as part of Black Enterprise's lead-up coverage to the TechConneXt Technology Summit in San Francisco this October. This week's innovator: Sherrell Dorsey, founder of The Plug and content creator.

Sherell Dorsey has always had a passion for technology. However, when reading tech news, something bothered…

By Samara Lynn

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Zuckerberg

While in Nigeria, Zuckerberg Praises “Vibrant” Developers and Entrepreneurs

Mark Zuckerberg visits Nigeria for the first time, and it's a mutual admiration fest between the country and Facebook founder

Mark Zuckerberg has made his first visit to Sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently in Lagos,…

By Samara Lynn

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Dr. Thomas Mensah (Image: howafrica.com)

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…

By Samara Lynn

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EMC, Intel among Award Recipients at Black Engineers’ Gala

The National Society of Black Engineers award ceremony, honored high-achieving students and academics in engineering as well as companies and executives fighting for diversity in tech.

“…our award winners not only show us the possibilities through their achievements, they also provide…

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Sirita Wright

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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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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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Code2040

Calling All Entrepreneurs of Color: Get Your CODE2040 Residency Application Submitted

Get your applications in quickly for Code2040's Entrepreneur in Residence program

Code2040 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the representation of black and Hispanics in…

By Samara Lynn

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The Founders of Afripedia Are Changing the One-Sided Story About Africa

Art, film, fashion, and design are retelling the narrative

The idea of creating Afripedia, a platform dedicated to changing the conversation about Africa, came…

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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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