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King, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II and Royal Family (Image: Muyekconcepts)

An African King Visits Silicon Valley

King, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, recently visited Silicon Valley to understand the technology landscape…

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Pressure Increases for More Tech Firms to Tie C-Suite Exec Bonuses to Diversity Goals

Socially conscious investment firms say their clients make more revenue with diversity

Last year, Microsoft announced that its executives’ bonuses would be determined on whether that executive’s…

By Samara Lynn

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Winner of Pitch Competition Headed to Silicon Valley to Make Her Next Moves

She won the Hiscox "Courage to Pitch" contest and is headed to TechConneXt!

Caudle won the Black Enterprise/Hiscox Insurance small business pitch competition and will be flown to…

By Samara Lynn

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Are You Ready for TechConneXt 3.0?

The best and biggest tech conference for people of color in Silicon Valley

It all takes place at Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt Summit 3.0. The event is being held…

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Diallo Riddle Photography: Ricky Middlesworth Grooming: Andrea Pezzillo Styling: Michael Mann

Diallo Riddle Talks ‘Silicon Valley’ and New Show ‘Marlon’

After a reoccurring role on HBO's hit tech comedy, the actor gears up for a new show

After a reoccurring role on HBO’s Silicon Valley, Diallo gears up for ‘Marlon’ a show…

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Google

Google CEO Cancels Company Diversity Town-Hall Meeting

The tech giant is taking steps to curb over its latest diversity crisis

Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled a company wide town-hall meeting to discuss diversity that was…

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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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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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Silicon Valley Nonprofit Founder Tells How Tutoring Is the Path to Opportunity

Bay Area Tutoring Association addresses education inequities

He calls tutoring a bridge to opportunity and says “everybody needs tutoring. It helps students…

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HP Announces Business Challenge Program with HBCUs

Part of its efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in hiring

“We need to reinvent a standard for diversity and recognize the ingrained and subtle biases…

By Robin White Goode

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Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo Invests in Coding School to Help Diversify Tech

The multiplatinum singer and songwriter takes his talent to the world of tech

“Tech is an ever-growing, evolving industry, and I want to assist in opening doors for…

By Selena Hill

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Snapchat

Huh? Snap Founder Says Snapchat Is Not for the Poor

Spiegel is the latest Silicon Valley founder to wade into hot water

The founder of Snapchat founder is under fire for allegedly saying, ‘This app is only…

By Samara Lynn

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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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snap

Oh, Snap! Black Investment Firms Must Be Involved in More Tech IPOs

Minority underwriters still seeking equity and bond underwriting assignments from Silicon Valley companies

With the aftermath of the Snap IPO, we decided to take a look at the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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…

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Will Limiting H-1B Visas Help African American Tech Workers?

Some say H-1B visas and immigration impact hiring African Americans in the tech industry

Despite Trump’s heavy hand on immigration, it seems the H-1B visa program is safe. Yet,…

By Samara Lynn

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podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune in for our new tech podcast, to learn about #AllThingsBlackinTech

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

By Samara Lynn

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tech jewelry

Female Founder Makes Mark With Tech Jewelry

Tinsel Founder and CEO Aniyia L. Williams offers an audio accessory that doubles as a beautiful necklace

Tinsel founder/CEO Aniyia L. Williams is transforming tech essentials into fashion accessories, starting with a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Brand

A Good Brand is Your Most Valuable Asset

Prominent Latina tech designer from Silicon Valley, Gail Yui, shares must-read secrets of great brands

Check out these 3 must-follow rules for building a good brand by one of the…

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data

Dept. of Labor Suing Google Over Salary and Hiring Practices Data

The tech giant refuses to release information on its employees

The Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against Google on Wednesday to get the Internet…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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