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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…

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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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Baron Davis, Black Santa

Baron Davis Is Leveraging Data to Build His Character Franchise

Black Santa is the first character to roll out of a greater tech vision, lead by the NBA All-Star

Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis understands the importance of measuring data when it comes to…

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tech racism

This Week in Tech Racism: December 23, 2016

When racism and technology intersect: Week of Dec. 23, 2016

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This week in tech racism looks at disturbingly racist videos gone viral in…

By Samara Lynn

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Why This FinTech Founder Believes ‘Entrepreneurship Is the New Street Hustle’

From crack, to rap, to tech: A former drug dealer and rapper launches his own tech startup and talks about a fortuitous meeting.

Divine is prepared to launch his company’s first product—the BLAK card—a pre-paid debit card designed…

By Samara Lynn

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funding

OPM (Other People’s Money) Funding Strategies for Tech

3 strategies for battling funding constraints and sourcing requisite cash from customers, lenders, and investors

Learn how savvy minority tech entrepreneurs accelerate to early funding by sourcing cash from customers,…

By D. Bernard Webster

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TechConneXt

5 Reasons Why You Need to Attend Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt

Black Enterprise's TechConneXt Technology Summit is just weeks away. This is your opportunity to gain access to Silicon Valley, as well as get advice and inspiration from top tech leaders, investors, executives, and the black STEM community mind-hive

“For most of the last two decades, in particular, the growth of black-owned enterprises has…

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Innovator

Tech Innovator of the Week: Greg Greenlee, Blacks in Technology (BiT)

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: Greg Greenlee, Founder of Blacks in Technology.

Being a tech innovator does not necessarily mean building hardware or creating an app. Sometimes,…

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Derek Peterson

Meet Software Engineer Derek Peterson, VP, Intelligent Product Solutions

Derek Peterson started his journey in tech before there was focus on diversity and inclusion. Beginning as software engineer and programmer, he is now a senior executive for one of the leading technology companies on the East Coast

Derek Peterson is the VP of software and business development at Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS)…

By Samara Lynn

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Tristan Walker

The Road to TechConneXt: Tristan Walker

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: Silicon Valley trailblazer and business wiz, Tristan Walker

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

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On Being Black at Google I/O

It was almost as though black people were avoiding other black people.

I’ve seen this phenomenon before at other mainstream tech conference. I think there may be…

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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…

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Here’s A List Of The Most Influential African Americans at SXSW

Some of the African American luminaries at SXSW

Some of the African American luminaries at SXSW.

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Jumia worker

Nigerian Startup, Africa Internet Group, Raises $326 Million in Funding

Africa Internet Group becomes Africa's first tech unicorn

Africa Internet Group becomes Africa’s first tech unicorn, raising $326 million in funding.

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ShearShare at Startup Grind

ShearShare Founders ‘Kill It’ at Startup Grind in Silicon Valley

ShearShare founders share their experience at Startup Grind's Silicon Valley startup conference

Tye and Courtney Campbell are tech entrepreneurs.They just unveiled their app at Startup Grind. Black…

By Samara Lynn

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HBCU Students at Apple

An Immersive Experience For HBCU Scholars at Apple

Apple and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund provide an immersive experience for HBCU students

Students are provided a unique opportunity to prepare for internships at Apple.

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Microsoft Chairman John Thompson on Racism and “Assimilating” to Succeed in Silicon Valley

The chairman of Microsoft, regarded as the most powerful African American in Silicon Valley, John W. Thompson, opens up with details on his life and career

Microsoft chairman, John W. Thompson, reveals a lot about his life and views during a…

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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.

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How To

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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