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General Motors volunteers help 2nd - 6th grade students at Detroit International Academy Tuesday, September 12, 2017 during a STEM-focused activity in celebration of the GM - Black Girls Code partnership and the launch of a Detroit chapter in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors)

GM Catapults Launch of Black Girls Code Detroit Chapter

Recently another grant surfaced, along with several other offers allowing the company to raise well…

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Lincoln Network Aims to Tackle Antiquated Government through Tech

Shifting and changing the government's archaic systems

The Lincoln Network hopes that by engaging tech professionals, the archaic systems that the government…

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This Black Tech Founder Found Alternative Methods to Traditional Fundraising

It was the smartest way to keep his company alive

When Dan Miller, CEO of Level Therapy, found that traditional fundraising methods were not working,…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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The New Affordable Way to Access Legal Services

Court Buddy, is a lawyer-on-demand platform allowing you to access legal services à la carte

Having an attorney is crucial, but who can afford high-priced legal fees? Black Enterprise caught up with James…

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Left to Right: Songe LaRon and Dave A. Salvant (Image: Squire)

5 Beauty Tech Companies Founded by Black Entrepreneurs

In a world dominated by mobile applications, here are some beauty industry standouts

Squire allows you to book an appointment online at a Barbershop near you.

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Sequoia Blodgett, Yinka Adegoke, Claude Grunitzky, Larry Madowo, Chayet, Chienin

African Tech Conference Makes a Large Splash in Paris

African entrepreneurs are hell-bent on owning their narrative

“Marketing, branding, and storytelling are so important especially when branding African brands. We have to…

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Powerful Tech Influencers Descend Upon Haiti

Speakers included execs from leading tech companies like Uber, Facebook, Google, and Airbnb

Closing the evening out was a very noteworthy conversation that was translated from French to…

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Tech Entrepreneurs Bring the Silicon Valley Experience to Detroit

Reducing barriers to access

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JOURNi co-founders, Richard Grundy, Quiessence Phillips, and Brian McKinney are on a mission…

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Deborah Olivia Farmer, Carl West, Thomas K.R. Stovall, Dr. Lance McCarthy, Ray Lewis, Ann Marie, Star Cunningham

Thomas Stovall creates #ImBlackInTech [VIDEO]

As if having a fully functioning startup isn’t enough, Stovall recently started an equally impressive organization

The organization recently partnered with Chicago 1000, a branch of an organization called, Global 1000,…

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3rd Annual Culture Shifting Weekend Awards Brunch

Andrea Hoffman Is Shifting Culture in Silicon Valley

There is magic in curating rooms to create opportunities

Recently, Andrea Hoffman, strategic growth adviser, author, and founder of Culture Shifting Weekend, held the…

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Microsoft Hosts Encouraging and Empowering Girls STEM Tech Day

The girls were provided an immersive Silicon Valley experience

Last week, Microsoft co-hosted a fun-filled day of all things tech for African American girls.…

By Samara Lynn

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Silicon Valley

You Don’t Have to Live in Silicon Valley to Succeed in Tech

Rodney Williams' Cincinnati, Ohio-based tech company LISNR has raised over $14 million and continues to thrive

Rodney Williams is not what some would deem the stereotypical, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and that…

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Venture Capital

Is Your Company Ripe for Venture Capital?

It’s best that you know if your company qualifies, so you aren’t wasting time

Many people start businesses that are not ripe for Venture Capital investment. Before you get…

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machine learning

What if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had Access to Machine Learning?

Exploring the possibilities of Dr. King being a civil rights #techie

What if Dr. King had some of the modern marvels that we use daily to…

By Nathaniel J.

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BE The Code - Monique Woodard/Sequoia Blodgett

A Podcast That Provides Tech Industry Advice? Where?!

Black Enterprise uncovers tech gems with 500 Startups Venture Partner Monique Woodard, only on 'BE the Code'

Curious about how to pitch to a venture capitalist or what it means to raise…

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venture capital

Why I Stopped Raising Venture Capital

I stopped pitching and started building

BE’s Sequoia Blodgett shares her journey into the entrepreneurship tech space after being engulfed in…

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Text Messaging

The Text Messaging Mistake that Built a Business

Maci Peterson's text messaging mistake resulted in the patented technology company, On Second Thought

Have you ever texted someone and wished that you never sent it? So has Maci…

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Top Tech Stories

The Top Tech Stories Most Impactful to People of Color in 2016

There was lots of big news, announcements, and controversies in the tech world this year; many pertaining to people of color

Falling short of diversity goals in Silicon Valley, one company exceeds expectations; Airbnb gets powerful…

By Samara Lynn

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Africa

Building the Bridge Between Africa and Silicon Valley

Stephen Ozoigbo, the CEO of the African Technology Foundation, spoke with BE about the burgeoning tech scene in Africa

Stephen Ozoigbo, CEO of the African Technology Foundation, opens us about his professional journey and…

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science

10 of the Most Intriguing African Americans in Science and Tech in 2016

Black men and women who caught our attention with their achievements in science and technology this year

While there is an ongoing, sometimes wearisome fight to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM,…

By Samara Lynn

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Equifax hack

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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JavaScript Developer

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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