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AfroTech provides a space for Black tech entrepreneurs, engineers, computer programmers, media moguls and inspiring techies to revel in the accomplishments of African Americans in the technology industry and look toward the future. More than 10,000 of them attended this year’s AfroTech conference, which was held Nov. 7-10 at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland,…

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    Nearly 4,000 Black techies and millennial entrepreneurs converged at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco for day two of the 2018 AfroTech conference. Hosted by Blavity, the conference is presented as an event “where the founders and employees of some of the fastest-growing tech startups will present the tactics and strategies…

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The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. held a national summit in California this month to bring together thought leaders from multiple industries to discuss innovative ways to recruit, retain and promote diverse engineering and computer science talent. At the summit, “NACME: A Diversity Solution,” held Sept. 19-21 in San Francisco and Palo…

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Police in Northern California are reportedly responding on Tuesday afternoon to a possible shooter at the headquarters of YouTube in San Bruno, California, officials said according to the Los Angeles Times and BBC News. Police are advising people in a Twitter message to stay far from the address where YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google,…

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It was the advent of diversity and the need for inclusion that led to many of the modifications that are occurring in Silicon Valley. Twitter itself needed a few new faces and has elected former vice president of global inclusion and diversity at Motorola, Candi Castleberry-Singleton. She’s replacing Jeffrey Siminoff, who stepped down in February.…

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Former adviser to President Barack Obama and CNN political commentator, Van Jones cracked the whip at the 2016 HOPE Global Forums during the opening reception which was held at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The Yale-educated attorney captivated the standing-room only crowd when he conveyed his perspective on the plight of Black…

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Renowned technology entrepreneur and diversity advocate Hank Williams has died at the age of 50. Williams died Nov. 15 after a weeklong stay at the Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. He was being treated for complications from pneumonia and myocarditis, which can be caused by a viral heart infection. In 1998, Williams founded the Internet music…

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  Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt Summit allowed some of the top minds in the nation to share insight on the future of innovation. Held in Silicon Valley, the summit featured rising tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and Fortune 500 executives. Jennifer Jones of AT&T was one of the leading executives in attendance. With over 28 years of…

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Some of the top innovative minds in tech were present at day one of the inaugural Black Enterprise TechConnecxT Summit. Held at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California, the event featured several notable panelists, an HBCU hackathon, and an awards ceremony. Panel themes included “How to Deliver a Powerful Pitch to Investors,” “Investing in Millennial…

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