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The Rant of an Irate Google Engineer Is Not the Issue

Fixation on this ex-Google engineer’s tediously long rant takes focus away from the grown-up conversations…

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Intel HBCU Grant Program

$4.5M Intel HBCU Grant Program to Increase Retention in STEM College Majors and Careers

Black tech workers remain severely underrepresented across the industry

Today, Intel Corp. is announcing the Intel HBCU Grant Program, a three-year, $4.5 million initiative…

By Robin White Goode

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Google

Ne-Yo Discusses the Fine Line Between Tech and Entertainment

Sponsored by Google, this ABFF panel focused on how the tech industry can better reach and appeal to minority youth, among other things

Google sponsored a panel discussion at the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) that addressed…

By Selena Hill

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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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Draper University

Draper University Offers Scholarships to Increase Diversity

If you are eager to get your foot in the door of Silicon Valley, look no further than Draper University

If you are adventurous and a risk taker, and ready to dive headfirst into the…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Stop With the Lack of Tech Talent Pipeline Foolishness

No, the problem isn't the pipeline; it's you, Silicon Valley

Statistics show that people of color under the age of 45, account for 18.8 percent…

By Samara Lynn

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Chris Sacca

Billionaire Investor Chris Sacca Champions Diversity at SXSW

What happens when white male privilege is shut down by a white male?

Christine Souffrant Ntim is known for her innate ability to hustle, so it’s no wonder…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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white women

When White Women Speak about Unfairness in Tech, Everybody Listens

In this week's Tech 100: White women's outrage gets more attention, again

Too often, it takes a white woman opening her mouth for everyone to acknowledge just…

By Samara Lynn

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E-commerce

This May Be the Most Diverse E-Commerce Company Ever

FSAStore.com reaps the rewards of diversity

In addition to being a unique e-commerce site, the founder, Jeremy Miller has also placed…

By Samara Lynn

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H-1B

College Fires Diverse, American IT Staff, Replaces with H-1B Holders

Recently, the UC college system fired its IT workers, including a number of African Americans, to opt for cheaper labor via H1-B visa holders

Critics charge that Silicon Valley takes advantage of the H-1B visa program to hire cheap…

By Samara Lynn

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Leslie Miley

Slack’s Former Director of Engineering, Leslie Miley, is a Man of His Word

“We need to allocate money and build campuses in more diverse cities”, says Miley

In November of 2016, Black Enterprise spoke with Leslie Miley, the then VP of Engineering…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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NSBE

Google Tag Teams With the National Society of Black Engineers in Diversity Effort

The NSBE joins forces with Google to support the development of more black engineers

The program is year-round and offers college students who are also members of NSBE coding…

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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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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Beautification

“Beautification” Isn’t the Best Name for This Selfie Setting

The Tech 100 is a column that looks at race, religion, sex, politics, and business in terms of technology because, yeah, they are all connected somehow

Part of my job as a tech journalist is reviewing the newest technology to hit…

By Samara Lynn

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diversity

Urban Co-Lab Releases Austin Startup Diversity Report

Urban Co-Lab's report reveals that, when it comes to minority and women-owned startups, it's business as usual, with little funding or access. But, there is some good news

Urban Co-Lab has released its inaugural 2016 report, Austin Startup Diversity. The report examines the…

By Samara Lynn

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Minority and Female Presence Increases Slightly at Google I/O

Google is still working on diversifying the Google I/O conference

The number of blacks in attendance at this year’s Google I/O conference remain stagnant from…

By Samara Lynn

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National Society of Black Engineers Unveils Engineering Program for Kids

National Society of Black Engineers will hold a series of engineering programs for kids

NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically,…

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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Ex-Twitter Engineer Rants About Diversity, Gets Hired by Slack

Leslie Miley went on a rant about Twitter's lack of diversity. You won't believe what happened next...

Our primary goal is to avoid becoming yet another place where underrepresented groups exit the…

By Samara Lynn

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How To

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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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

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