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As my glorious time at Alabama State University is coming to a close, I can’t help but think back to a time when going to a Historically Black College or University was laughable. For starters, my life plan never included going to an HBCU for the simple fact I understood the world we lived in…

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Valeisha Butterfield-Jones leads Black community engagement at Google. During Google’s inaugural inclusion event, “A Seat at the Table: Inclusion and Innovation in Technology & Society,” held at the New York headquarters, Butterfield-Jones shared, “It’s a big step we’re taking as a company to get into the community. Our goal is to make sure we are…

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For those who don’t know, Google Analytics is a hidden (to site visitors) code that is placed on the website by the site’s webmaster. Most websites (54.7 percent of all websites according to an estimate by W3techs.com and an estimated 28MM websites according to BuiltWith) use Google Analytics on their site. The code gives the site operator…

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On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Technology Powerhouse,Google, hosted an insightful discussion on technology and minority inclusion titled, “A Seat at the Table: Inclusion and Innovation in Technology & Society” at the New York Headquarters. Spearheaded by Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, head Of Black Community Engagement of Google and Lauren Marquez, head Of Latino Community Engagement of Google,…

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Google announced today the opening of its new imitative and laboratory called Code Next.  The Code Next project is an initiative focused on cultivating the next generation of awe-inspiring leaders in computer science from Black and Latino communities. Google is partnering with community-based organizations and experts in the field to develop culturally responsive learning experiences…

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Lilyn Hester has a job many aspiring public relations professionals desire. Not only is she the head of external affairs and government relations and the public affairs manager for the southeast, she’s also surrounded by the Google Dream Team of engineers who created major Google products like Chrome and Android. Her Carolina office is located near three major universities…

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Rapper Tyrone “Tyke T” Stroble recently released a socially conscious single, “This Can’t Be Life.” The song focuses on the injustices faced by minorities in today’s society.The brother of Core DJ Ron C, Tyke T’s music has been featured on VH1 and MTV. The scholarly rapper received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration…

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Fabian Elliott is a hybrid entrepreneur. As founder and CEO of Black Tech Mecca Inc., he is leading his organization to transform Chicago into a “global Black tech mecca” through the development of a thriving Black tech ecosystem. This is done by creating a tech community that has a strong network and access to information…

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Hip-hop stalwart Nas is once again doing his part to push the culture forward. The “Life Is Good” rapper is teaming up with a number of big corporations to provide scholarships to Black and Latino students as part of the “Opportunity Fund” campaign. Located in New York City, General Assembly is a vocational school for engineering and…

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The iCloud hacker is bold! He continues to release nudes of celebrities even in the midst of a federal investigation and a “failing to act” lawsuit waged against Google by Hollywood attorney regarding the numerous leaks. In this fourth round, the hacker has decided men are no longer off limits. Reality star Nick Hogan, wrestler…

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Since bursting onto the scene a few years back, the Odd Future collective has continuously found new and innovative ways to make their mark upon the landscape of music and pop culture. From their cutting edge music to creating their own festival to landing a TV series on the Adult Swim network, OFWGKTA has proven they are determined…

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Last Saturday, June 21, 2014, Opportunity Hub hosted the Summer edition of Good Hack powered by Accelerate with Google and Be The Match. First launched in March by sf35, an organization for high-performance capacity African-American, Latino, and women entrepreneurs, this all-day idea hack-a-thon benefited under-served communities in the Atlanta area. Ten teams of business professionals, thought leaders, techies…

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