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[RECAP] #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat With Guest Mbye Njie

Njie shares what motivated him to create his app, Legal Equalizer

Here is a recap of Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation Twitter Chat with guest Mbye Njie,…

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The Craziest Tech and Sights at CES 2016

CES dominates Las Vegas the first week of January

Virtual reality, drones, audio technology, cars … there was something of interest for everyone at…

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Black Enterprise is at CES 2016

The annual international consumer electronics show is happening in Las Vegas and Technology Editor Samara Lynn is in the building

The annual international consumer electronics show is going on in Las Vegas, Jan. 6-9, 2016,…

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Tech Heaven: What to Look For During CES 2016

The latest and most innovative tech products will be on display Jan. 6-9

CES 2016, the largest annual international show for electronics, starts this week in Las Vegas.…

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Get Your Digital Life Straight For the New Year

The best apps for efficiency, productivity, and sanity in the New Year

Overwhelmed by email? Have To-Do lists scattered between your phone and scribbled on scrap paper?…

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While the end of a year is a great time to make plans and goals for the upcoming year, it is also the perfect time to reflect on events and accomplishments of the past year.

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first Tech ConneXt Summit in Silicon Valley, celebrated 10 years of empowering women with our annual Women of Power Summit, and marked 20 years of grooming entrepreneurs and businessmen and women with our annual Entrepreneurs Summit. We also partnered with the American Black Film Festival for their annual event in June, hosted the African American Festival in Baltimore, and had our annual Golf & Tennis Challenge in Florida.

But outside of 2015 being a great year for our events, our readers have helped us to be the leaders in delivering dynamic content pertaining to black business, careers, and wealth-building for African Americans. From Grant Hill purchasing the Atlanta Hawks to black farmers being shut out of the marijuana business to Gloria Steinem's declaration that black women invented the feminist movement, here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015.

Top 20 Black Enterprise Stories of 2015

Here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first…

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Young Disruptors Launch SENNA: A Multiplatform Series For Hip-Hop and Urban Culture

Founders of SENNA talk changing the way viewers consume and share content

It’s no secret that hip-hop culture is making waves across industries. Several major brands, such…

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Black Enterprise Staffers Reveal Holiday Tech They Gave and Received

Some of the hottest tech items were under the tree this year

See what holiday tech gadgets and devices Black Enterprise staffers got or gave this year.

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9 Salary-Boosting IT Certifications

IT pros should consider obtaining additional skills

Recently, employment site Dice.com and CIO.com featured a list of the IT tech certifications that…

By Samara Lynn

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Ex-NFL Player Turned Actor and Tech CEO Talks Dollars Making Dollars

Thomas Q. Jones' life after football is inspired

“I think technology is the one thing that connects the world. Technology is the number…

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10 Great Tech Accessories for Travelers

Vacation is for unplugging, but these tech gadgets make great travel companions.

Ten ideal tech accessories for those traveling for business or pleasure.

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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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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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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…

By Samara Lynn

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With Tech, Work and Leisure Are Both 24/7 Activities

Technology offers great tools for work and play, but the two can get blurred with our always-connected devices.

In a survey conducted by ThinkingPhones, 60% respond to work-related emails outside of their standard…

By Samara Lynn

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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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Founder of ‘Black Tech Mecca’ Talks Transforming Chicago Technology Scene

Founder Fabian Elliott talks connecting and inspiring the black tech community

“With hard work and a bit of luck, I became the first person from my…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the top trending news stories from this week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights, some of the biggest news, tech, career,…

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Connected Technology Expands Into Home, Workplace

Gadgets and devices that communicate with each other are changing the way we live and work

A virtual reality viewer that works with a smartphone and motion-tracking gloves that let workers…

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Soldsie Kicks Social Selling Up Another Notch With New Platform for Instagram

Have2Have.It increases clicks, traffic, conversions, and ROI’s for eCommerce companies

Have2Have.It shortens the path from Instagram to a brand’s website making it easier for people…

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Dwyane Wade Talks Brand Innovation and Product Development

NBA star turns entrepreneur with new product that enhances athletic performance

Pioneering a new product category dubbed AthleteCare, MISSION uses science and real life insight from…

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Tips for Productivity Learned at Google

Former employee shares four tools to help entrepreneurs be more efficient

Check out four tips to boost your business productivity derived from Google practices.

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4 Back-to-School Apps for Parents and Students

This technology helps parents and students navigate everyday challenges

Back-to-school apps help parents and students navigate everyday challenges.

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5 Fall Events Women Won’t Want to Miss

Just what you need to get out and network this autumn

We’ve got five amazing events happening this fall that women won’t want to miss.

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Healthcare Tech Company Provides New Moms with Personalized Care

Mahmee.com CEO, Melissa Hanna, talks how she entered the tech world and her digital company for women

Check out Melissa Hanna, CEO of Mahmee.com, a tech company that caters to new moms…

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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…

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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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5 Tech Tips for Startup Success

Tech CEO Nichelle McCall gives advice to budding tech entrepreneurs

Tech CEO Nichelle McCall, of Bold Guidance, offers five tech tips for start-up success

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Tech Company Takes Bold Approach to College Education

CEO of BOLD Guidance, Nichelle McCall, talks her tool to help students and parents navigate the admissions process

CEO of Bold Guidance, Nichelle McCall, talks her tech tool to help students and parents…

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Got an MBA? 5 Ways You Can (Still) Excel in a Tech Startup

Here are a few pieces of advice for those who want to make a mark…

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2 Must-Have Tech Gadgets for the Summer

Check out this seasonal technology

This groovy gadget comes complete with a powerful, ice crushing blender with a battery-powered motor,…

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From Tech to Style: Web Developer Launches E-Commerce Fashion Retailer

ERIN/ANDERSON provides quality at an affordable price

There’s no doubt that millennial women are hustlers. Avonda Turner is the definition of a…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay”

The 53-year-old business exec reveals all in an essay

In a revealing and very powerful essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Witnesses Monster’s Evolution

Evolve bridges the gap between influencers and 'Monsters'

Black Enterprise was on hand at New York’s The Standard NYC hotel to talk about…

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PayPal to Split From eBay – Apple Pay Direct Competition

The fast growing e-commerce company is going its own way

Investors have reason to applaud the changing rules of the game as PayPal, the electronic…

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REVIEW: Samsung Audio Devices and Galaxy Tab S

Are these latest products worth your money?

BlackEnterprise.com producer reviews the Samsung S Tablet and a host of Samsung audio devices to…

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10 Most Controversially Banned iPhone Apps

These apps were not bettering humanity at all

Apple contains the largest store for digital applications in the world, yet these 10 banned…

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Twitter ‘Buy Button’ Appears On Website

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue?

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue through the advent of…

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Bitcoin Evolves Into A Disruptive Digital Currency

Are you ready to accept Bitcoins into your wallet?

For those who haven’t been keeping up with Bitcoin, here’s some information to bring you…

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10 Video Game Podcasts You Should Know About

A must-read list for any professed gamer.

Check out these names and voices for the coolest video game podcasts.

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Google Wants In On Virgin Galactic’s Space Business

Talks of a deal have begun between Branson and the SEO giant.

Google is “slanging” its bucks around majorly after its $500 million acquisition of satellite imaging…

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Four New Tech Items Revolutionizing Senior Living

It is our duty to take care of our elders.

Baby Boomers are now reaching their golden years, and as their offspring, we’re entrusted with…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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10 Twitter Reactions to Black Girls CODE’s Hackathon

If "Love Is Respect" then Twitter has both in spades for these talented codettes.

The incredibly dynamic Black Girls CODE grassroots organization held a hackathon last weekend.
Teaming up with…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Google Announces Driverless Cars In Less Than 10 Years

The SEO giant plans to revolutionize how the world drives its car.

Search engine juggernaut Google is hoping to alleviate the issue drivers feel when they’re brought…

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Did Amazon Just Tease A New Smartphone Device?

Believed to be a holographic 3D smartphone, Amazon is building anticipation for its next event.

In a cagey bit of Internet promotion, Amazon let loose a snippet clip to hype…

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RECAP: Beats By Dre Premieres ‘The Game Before The Game’

Pegged to the upcoming World Cup, company doubles down on billionaire status

Check out highlights from the world premiere showing of Beats by Dre’s ‘The Game Before…

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LeVar Burton Reveals Future Plans For ‘Reading Rainbow’ App

After hitting their Kickstarter goal, Burton and co. aim for more.

With smashing his goal of $1 million out of the park, LeVar Burton has plenty…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Florida Tech to Host Webinar on Supply Chain Risk Management

Program is offered 100% online to help professionals worldwide

As supply chains become more complex in our global business environment, it is more important…

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Tech Startup of The Week: Around The Way Ranks Teamwork #1 for Success

Janine Hausif chose to build a company with experts who could add value and benefit the bottomline

Around The Way App is The Tech Startup of the Week for February 17-23. Co-founder…

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5 Tech Jobs Where You Can Escape the Cubicle

Here are a few cool, untraditional career paths for techies

You don’t have to be stuck in an office or cubicle farm if you work…

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Skip the objective. Objectives are outdated and rarely used in today’s world of professional resume writing. The purpose of the objective was to tell employers what you were seeking, i.e. “a challenging sales position.” Instead, the objective has now been replaced with a career profile or a summary of qualifications which tells employers exactly what you have to offer, i.e. “accomplished professional with 10 years sales experience.” Your resume should include a concise yet quality career profile which clearly indicates what you have to offer, rather than just what you desire. Employers are far more attracted to a candidate who actually brings something to the table.

Startup Savvy: 5 High-Paying Opportunities for Job Seekers

You don't have to be a technie to land a gig at the next Facebook

You don’t have to be a technie to land a gig at the next Facebook.…

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Be Happier at Work

These scientifically-proven steps will ensure a positive workday

These five steps are scientifically proven to contribute to a happier workday.

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Meet Your Small Business University Instructor: Mario Armstrong

Register for Black Enterprise's Small Business University NOW and learn how to build and grow your business! Plus enter for a chance to win more than $50,000 in prizes

For the Black Enterprise Small Business University, sponsored by Dell, personal finance expert Lynette Khalfani-Cox…

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How I Did It: Web Entrepreneur Makes Finding Right Products Online Easy

Founder of PlumPerfect.com talks e-commerce and tech-based businesses

Asmau Ahmed, founder of PlumPerfect.com, combines tech skills with love of online shopping for Web…

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10 Tech Gifts for the Pro on the Go

For work or play, these gadgets will be welcome in any stocking

Corporate gifting doesn’t have to be boring or impersonal, especially when you can help your…

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3 Tech Tools to Keep You Healthy

Are deadlines, meetings and your to-do list giving you stress and affecting your health? Try these devices and apps to help you keep it all in check

If deadlines, meetings, and ill-tempered co-workers have you stressed and needing to relax, there’s an…

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What will it take for black students to excel in math and science?

African American youth spend about 50% more time with media than whites but they make…

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How to Get Your Child Engaged in Science

African American children are the most likely consumers of digital technology but are rarely exposed…

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Follow Black Enterprise at the Consumer Electronics Show

Drop in all week for news, tips, videos and reviews of the hottest tech products of 2011

Visit BlackEnterprise.com daily between Jan. 4 to Jan 10 for reports on the latest tech…

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What Can Quick Response Codes Do For You?

Use these physical links to connect to the digital world

Fifteen years ago when websites started appearing in advertisements, store windows, in the media, and…

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How to Prepare Your Website for Mobile Phones

Mobile browsing is on track to eclipse desktop browsing by 2014. “Ultimately, every business small…

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