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5 Beauty Tech Companies Founded by Black Entrepreneurs

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…

By Robin White Goode

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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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tech talent pipelinev

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…

By Samara Lynn

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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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venture capital

Why I Stopped Raising Venture Capital

I stopped pitching and started building

BE’s Sequoia Blodgett shares her journey into the entrepreneurship tech space after being engulfed in…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Oracle

Long-Time Oracle Staffer Quits After CEO Praises Trump

This Oracle employee bails after executive supports Trump

A member of Oracle’s Cloud division took to LinkedIn to publicly resign after the company’s…

By Samara Lynn

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Trump

4 Things of Note About Trump’s Meeting With Silicon Valley Elite

To have been a fly on the wall for this meeting would've been interesting, to say the least

The meeting between the leaders of the most innovative companies in the world and the…

By Samara Lynn

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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape

Part 2, Jason Town's continues to share his story on how he has helped diversify the venture capitalist sphere

Jason Towns, the founder of Groundwork, tells BE how he got involved in the investment…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape [Part 1]

Jason Towns' Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is supporting untapped excellence in the innovation space

Jason Towns tells BE how his Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is helping minorities…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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starting

BE FAITH: 3 Secrets to Handle the Stress of Starting a Company

Family and faith help weather storms

Some of the best counters to anxiety rely on family and faith. Here are three…

By Neil Ahlsten

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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