Tag Archives: STEM

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African American Scientists Nearly Invisible in NIH Program

Biotech program's woeful lack of participation from black scientists

A new study shows that a National Institutes of Health program, which gave out three-quarters…

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TechConneXt Summit: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Talks Urban Cities 3.0

The former NBA star shares how technology is driving economic growth

The former NBA Kevin Johnson start shares how technology is driving economic growth.

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Multi-Culti Coalition Demands a Seat at the Table During Tech Diversity Forum

The Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses speak out at Sen. Harry Reid event

The CBC has been particularly focused on diversity in the tech industry. It launched the…

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Two Atlanta Startup Hubs Merge to Diversify Tech Sector

Opportunity Hub and TechSquare Labs aim to grow black tech companies

Opportunity Hub’s Founder and CEO Rodney Sampson, together with TechSquare Labs co-founder and angel investor…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Former Twitter Engineer Blasts Company For Diversity and Inclusion Problem

The environment at the social media company led Leslie Miley to leave

One tech professional is now speaking out about his first-hand experience of being one of…

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STEM Women of Color Immortalized in Digital Stock Photos

There is a disturbing lack of stock images online of women of color in tech. These two women in tech aim to fix that

Two women create free, online stock images of women of color in STEM fields.

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National Black Programming Consortium and Silicon Harlem Hold Inaugural Hackathon

New York-based organizations partner to deliver Hack360

The Silicon Harlem 2nd Annual Tech Conference announced the winners of Hack360, a hackathon event…

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Facebook Launches TechPrep to Improve Diversity in Tech

Site aims to push for more diversity in Silicon Valley

TechPrep shows parents and students what programming is, why it’s important, and what sort of…

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5 Futuristic Revelations From the TED@IBM Event

A diverse lineup of scientists demonstrated some extraordinary tech at TED@IBM

The TED@IBM event not only showcased a diverse selection of scientists, but it also showed…

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White House Hosts Astronomy Night

President Obama announces private-sector STEM commitments

White House Astronomy Night is just the latest in a series of events that President…

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Dr. Kala Fleming, an IBM scientist who leads research in water management, spoke at the TED@IBM Talk.

Prominent Black Scientists Among Speakers at TED@IBM Talk

A dynamic roster of disruptors spoke on topics ranging from sneakers to water mapping

From water research to astrophysics, black scientists represented strongly at the TED@IBM event.

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The Hidden Genius Project Competes for Grant from Google

Google.org announced 10 finalists in its Google Impact Challenge: Bay Area

The Hidden Genius Project works with young black men to teach them about technology creation,…

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Congressional Black Caucus Co-Hosts Panel on Getting a Job in Tech

Young professionals learned how to transition non-tech education and work experience into a tech career

The CBC hosts a panel on careers in tech as part of its CBC Tech…

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[TechConneXt Summit] Hackathon Recap

And the winner is ...

Part of Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt event in Silicon Valley included a hackathon. A portmanteau of…

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[TechConneXt Summit] Day 2: Diversity, Finance, Opportunities, and Success

Another full day is scheduled at Black Enterprise's first tech conference

Today the agenda is full of informative sessions on trends, gaming, music, strategizing, and more.

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[TechConneXt Summit] ‘Til next time …

After a wildly successful inaugural event, Black Enterprise gears up for its 2016 Summit.

This year’s TechConneXt Summit covered pitching to investors, millennial tech stars, guides to senior management…

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[TechConneXt Summit] Meet the Hackers

5 HBCUs sent their best and brightest to Silicon Valley to compete for best app creation at BE inaugural tech summit

20 ambitious students hack their way into notoriety with the BE SMART TechConnext Summit Hackathon.

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David J. Grain, CEO of BE100s Private Equity Firm Grain Management (Image: Lonnie C. Major)

Riding the Wireless Wave to the Stars

How David Grain's private equity firm ventures into spaces others don't dare

Ken Louard, director of business development at Grain Management, says Grain showed affinities for business…

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[TechConneXt Summit] Day 1: Investing and Ascending

The inaugural Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit kicks off in Silicon Valley

Students, engineers, professionals, executives, and tech pioneers have gathered for two days of collaboration,…

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Meet the Creators of the weCliq Social App

Brown University alums Robert Gillett and Marc Howland, and Harvard grad Adam Demuyakor, create new social app

weCliq is a new and innovative networking app that enables users to connect and meet…

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