Tag Archives: Technology

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Ecuador is the World’s First Country with a Public Digital Cash System

Government is pushing for paperless currency in an effort to aid the troubled cash economy

Ecuador is the world’s first country with a public digital cash system, adopted to help…

By Brittany Dandy

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HP Adds Four African Americans to Its Board of Directors

Tech giant shows its commitment to diversity with new leadership appointments

HP shows its commitment to diversity by adding four African Americans to its board of…

By Courtney Connley

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Chastity Dotson, actress and app developer

BET ‘Single Ladies’ Star Builds Community Watch App in Wake of Police Violence

Chastity Dotson turns her acting talent toward technology in an effort to change the world

With Zafa, when a user presses a button in the app, three things happen; 1)…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Young Girls Design an App and Win Black Girls Code Hackathon

Young innovators participate in Black Girls Code Hackathon and win $2,000 for designing an app to support their studies

Young innovators participate in Black Girls Code Hackathon and win $2,000 for designing an…

By Kandia Johnson

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What Does an Engineer Look Like?

Social media hashtag inspires female engineers to speak up

Female engineer, Isis Anchalee, starts #ILookLikeanEngineer hashtag to highlight diversity in tech.

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Celebrate Girls Day of Code on August 8

100 Girls of Code hosts a global series of tech events to inspire young women

100 Girls of Code hosts a global series of tech events to inspire young women

By Kandia Johnson

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[Recap] White House Hosts Youth Leadership Hackathon

Youth leaders and staff meet at the White House for leadership development and policy workshop

Youth leaders and staff gather at the White house for leadership development and policy workshop

By Kandia Johnson

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New Accelerator and Wi-Fi Network Promises to Jumpstart Newark, NJ with Innovative Startups

Sponsor Audible plans to transform the Brick City by adding innovative solutions and hundreds of jobs

“The fund and the Wi-Fi network are major steps toward establishing Newark as a technology…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Generation Soweto

New Documentary to Explore South Africa’s Political and Social Climate From the Perspective of Four Millennials

'Generation Soweto' takes a look at South Africa's job market, technology, cost of living and more

‘Generation Soweto’ explores youth culture in Johannesburg and Cape Town through the eyes of four…

By Courtney Connley

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Ryan Glen, iPhone app developer and creator of the Bizibid website

Builder of New Website Creates Employment Opportunities

Founder Ryan Glen Golphin says finding employment for young black men was his main motivation

Bizibid, which launched July 11, has the potential to link millions of job seekers around…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Mercaris Gains Ground with Organic Goods (Part 2)

Kellee James talks about her mentors, her co-founders, and how Mercaris turns a profit

“People have built successful organic businesses without Mercaris,” says James, 39, a Crain’s Chicago Business…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Kellee James, Founder of Mercaris

Mercaris Gains Ground with Organic Goods (Part 1)

Kellee James launched an electronic trading platform to assist food companies and farmers with sourcing and selling organic crops

Mercaris provides two things: We are a market data service that produces detailed market reports…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Intuit Quickbooks franchise Small Business, Big Game

3 Reasons to Take a Closer Look at Quickbooks

Intuit’s financing opportunities and social media network are value beyond accounting software

The Small Business Big Game competition offers small businesses the chance to score the ultimate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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[RECAP] FLOTUS and Rapper Wale: Advice for College Students

Michelle Obama told students "Education should be cool again"

As part of FLOTUS 2015 Reach Higher Initiative, students joined Rapper Wale and TV Personality…

By Kandia Johnson

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4 Hot Gadgets for Summer Fun (Part 3)

Check out these cool tech devices to help you push the limits of fun and safety

Check out these cool tech devices to help you push the limits of fun and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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White House ConnectHome Pilot Program Expands High-Speed Broadband to Low-Income Families

The public/private partnership involves eight ISPs who will offer service in 28 communities

More than 90% of households with a college-educated parent use the Internet, but fewer than…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New In-Home Hair Appointment Service Might Be the Busy Woman’s Best Friend

Four Harvard Business School students launch the platform after winning IPO Project competition

Four Harvard Business School students launched a new, in-home hair appointment service after winning an…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Jewel Burks, Google Entrepreneur-in-Residence and CEO of Partpic (Image: Glamour.com)

[Part 2 of 2] 4 More Things Entrepreneurs Can Do to Attract Customers and Increase Sales

Great google tools to list your site, define your customer, and make waves on social media

Jewel Burks, CEO of Partpic, gives small business owners three strategies to attract customers and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Virtual Reality Technology Is Changing How NFL Teams Practice

NFL teams are using new virtual reality technology in practices.

The Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first NFL teams to incorporate…

By Michael Tolbert

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Jewel Burks, Google Entrepreneur-in-Residence and CEO of Partpic (Image: blacktechweek.com)

[Part 1 of 2] 3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do to Attract Customers and Increase Sales

Great Google tools to list your site, define your customer, and make waves on social media

Entrepreneur-in-Residence and CEO of Partpic, gives small business owners three strategies to attract customers and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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