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Uber Hires PepsiCo Exec and Former DOJ Official Tony West

Uber has hired Tony West, a former Justice Department official and business executive at PepsiCo…

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Ursula Burns

Ex-Uber CEO Appoints Ursula Burns as Board Director in Move That ‘Completely Surprised’

Travis Kalanick's appointment of Ursula Burns to Uber board stunned the embattled tech giant

Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns has been appointed as a board director at Uber in…

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General Motors volunteers help 2nd - 6th grade students at Detroit International Academy Tuesday, September 12, 2017 during a STEM-focused activity in celebration of the GM - Black Girls Code partnership and the launch of a Detroit chapter in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors)

GM Catapults Launch of Black Girls Code Detroit Chapter

New opportunities for BGC after pushback of Uber donation

Recently another grant surfaced, along with several other offers allowing the company to raise well…

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Bozoma: If I Thought Uber Hired Me as a Black Woman Token, ‘I’d Be Angry All the Time’

Bozoma Saint John dishes on her new role at Uber and admits to facing challenges

Uber’s Bozoma Saint John, became an official Silicon Valley celebrity when she was interviewed by…

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The Black Attorney Working Behind the Scenes to Keep Uber Accessible

"I'm passionate about creating opportunities for financing for individuals who may otherwise be overlooked."

“There have been some down moments for the company, but what you don’t usually hear…

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Bozoma Saint John

Bozoma Saint John on Shift to Uber, ‘I’m Ready’

The marketing guru tells Black Enterprise why she's leaving her position at Apple Music to start a career at Uber

Bozoma Saint John tells Black Enterprise what motivated her to abruptly leave her executive position…

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Boz Is the Wonder Woman Uber (and Diversity in Tech) Needs Now

Boz has got this

Bozoma Saint John is poised to turn Uber’s bad press around, as well as the…

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uber

Diversity in Silicon Valley and an Uber Engineer’s Suicide

Silicon Valley desperately needs mental health innovation

Due to rapid growth demands capped out at billion-dollar valuations, it seems that employees are…

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uber

Opinion: It’s Probably Legal, but Not Too Cool What Uber Did to This Black, Single Mother

Not the most scandalous thing to come out of Uber, rather, an exercise in poor taste

I couldn’t believe Uber would disclose one of its driver’s financial information just like that.…

By Samara Lynn

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Uber

After a Rough Week, Uber Announces it is Diversifying

Amid controversies and scandals, some good news for Uber

“Similarly, we hired 3% more Black and 2% more Hispanic employees compared to our overall…

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This Week in Tech Racism, March 10, 2017

Cybercrime fallout from Trump's travel ban; a look at whether education tech helps disadvantaged students; and more news in this weekly series

In this week’s edition for news involving race, society, science, and technology: President Trump’s so-called…

By Samara Lynn

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white women

When White Women Speak about Unfairness in Tech, Everybody Listens

In this week's Tech 100: White women's outrage gets more attention, again

Too often, it takes a white woman opening her mouth for everyone to acknowledge just…

By Samara Lynn

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women wage gap

6 Times Uber’s CEO Got Dragged

Travis Kalanick is having a bad week

Kalanick keeps getting into all sorts of trouble that leaves many Silicon Valley watchers left…

By Samara Lynn

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uber

Eric Holder Hired by Uber After Stunning Sex Abuse Charges

Uber faces misogynist allegations again.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder has been hired by Uber after a former female engineer’s…

By Samara Lynn

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Uber

In New York City, Tipping Your Uber Driver May Become Mandatory

They are fighting for the rights of Uber drivers in one of the world's busiest cities

An organization representing independent taxi drivers, sent a petition to the Taxi and Limousine Commission…

By Samara Lynn

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Uber

#BuyBlack, #RideBlack: Black Ride-sharing Startups

Black innovators are coming up with their own ride-sharing solutions

Several black tech entrepreneurs have found ways to leverage the popularity of these ride-sharing services…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism: January 22-27, 2017

Your weekly updates on news events surrounding technology and race

This week in tech racism looks at an online article on a national tragedy and…

By Samara Lynn

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2020Shift and Uber Will Teach You All About Product Design

2020Shift, with the help of Uber, offers a tech course that is not coding-focused but fulfills a need

The course offering underscores the goals of 2020Shift, to highlight not only the necessity of…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism: Dec. 30, 2016

For the week ending Dec. 30, 2016

Uber and Lyft answer questions about discrimination concerns; how machines learn prejudice; plus more news…

By Samara Lynn

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Pissed Off: Uber and Lyft Drivers Get No Relief

When you got to go, you got to go!

Uber and Lyft drivers have a problem of utmost urgency—they have nowhere to use the…

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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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