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Apple’s Denise Young Smith Walks Back “White, Blue-Eyed Men” Diversity Remark

After receiving backlash particularly across social media, Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, Denise…

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You Can Learn to Code—Without Taking on Debt

New York Code + Design Academy's income share agreement keeps students from incurring debt

Except for those that offer income share agreements—which require little to no cash up front.…

By Robin White Goode

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Black geek advice

Advice From Blerd Entrepreneurs to Their Younger Selves

Shared lessons learned by the people behind Goboiano, Black Girl Nerds, Noir Caesar, BlerDCon, Fanbros, and others shaking up the geek market

Before geek became chic, it was just another synonym for outcast. So as a blerd—a…

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Jetpack CEO and Founder Fatima Dicko

Black Female-Led Startup Jetpack Takes off With Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Equity crowdfunding can create investing- and wealth-building equity for diverse entrepreneurs

Jetpack CEO and Founder Fatima Dicko talks about her “last-mile” delivery company and running an…

By Brandon Andrews

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WhoseYourLandlord CEO Ofo Ezeugwu

This Black-Owned Startup, and Others, are Raising Capital Via Equity Crowdfunding

New funding opportunity has potential to supercharge black-owned startups

WhoseYourLandlord CEO Ofo Ezeugwu shares why equity crowdfunding is right for his startup empowering millennial…

By Brandon Andrews

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Jotaka Eaddy VP of Policy, Strategic Engagement & Impact (Image: LendUp)

Jotaka Eaddy Takes on New Role as Vice President of Policy, at LendUp

She's working to improve economic opportunities for those facing financial instability

Eaddy will work to advance policies and partnerships that improve economic opportunities for millions of…

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David Albritton, Executive Director of GM Global Product Development Communications, Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference (Image: File)

GM Peppers the Congressional Black Caucus Conference with Tech

GM shows the CBC why it's a tech company that happens to make automobiles

GM is transitioning away from the automotive business and focusing their efforts on a technology…

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Ray J and business partner, Billy Jones with Scoot-E-Bike at the Staples Center (Image: File)

Just What Is Ray J Doing with a Tech Company?

'At some point, you gotta branch out and start taking the money that you make and investing it.'

I sat down with Ray J to find out why he built his company Raytroniks…

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(Image: 'Spectacular' Blue Smith)

Interview: Pretty Ricky’s Spectacular Makes Money Moves with Adwizar

With hundreds of clients and billions of impressions, Spec has a very successful social media agency

With over hundreds of clients and billions of impressions, Spectacular has a very successful Social…

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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

New opportunities for BGC after pushback of Uber donation

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

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This Entrepreneur’s Mobile Recording Studio Can Save Emerging Artists Big Money

Lets you record high-quality audio whenever from wherever

Brandyn Armstrong is CEO, founder, and inventor of the Studio Stick, a device that allows artists—musicians, podcasters,…

By Brandon Andrews

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Cheryl Contee (Image: File)

Cheryl Contee Talks Facebook Acquisition, Co-Founding ‘Yes We Code’, and More

"To be a part of two successful startups exits, particularly as a black woman, it makes me a true unicorn..."

To be a part of two successful startups exits, particularly as a black woman, it…

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Ahyiana Angel (Image: Switch, Pivot or Quit)

Former NBA Publicist Starts Podcast for Women Looking to Make Career Transitions

'I bet on myself and won,' says former publicist-turned-podcaster Ahyiana Angel

“Have you noticed that we are no longer living in a world where ambitious people…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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net neutrality

[Opinion]: An Elitist Take on Net Neutrality

Is elitism prioritizing net neutrality over internet access for the underserved?

“Chairman Pai understands that connecting more Americans and closing the digital divide is a game…

By John Burnett

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Spendwith (Image: C. Jibril Sulaiman II)

Spendwith Is Allowing You to Become An Investor

Title III, Regulation CF rules, allows a private company to raise money from anyone through equity crowdfunding

Not only is the company allowing its users to spend with culturally relevant companies, but…

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User Interface (Image: Lincoln Network)

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…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

BETechThinkful Winner TaChyla Murray explains the process she endured to become a JavaScript Developer

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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#BFF Co-founders (l-r): Sibyl Edwards, Xina Eiland, Erin Horne McKinney, and Melissa Bradley (photo: Brandon Luong)

#BFF is Helping Black Female Founders Succeed in Tech

A unique and positive community to help women thrive in the tech industry

We are a global membership-based organization that offers education and information to help and support…

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Danny Glover (Image: Airbnb, Inc.)

Danny Glover Becomes an Official Adviser for Airbnb

Airbnb welcomes the actor as part of its efforts to engage communities of color

Glover has met several of the hosts and expresses that there is a lot of…

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Teen Tech Author, Sasha Alston, Globally Inspires Girls to Code

This teen learned to love STEM and then passed that loved on

Sasha Alston’s ultimate mission is to further the culture of science, technology, engineering, and math,…

By Rochelle Soetan

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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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