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Rolling out, the premier multimedia company targeting the multicultural trendsetter, will host a digital press conference at 3:10 p.m. EST on Thursday, Sept. 21 to announce the kick off of the inaugural RIDE conference. The press conference will feature award-winning artist Musiq Soulchild and rolling out publisher.,  Munson Steed, along with Microsoft community development specialist Jerome Monroe, to…

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Businessmen Percy Miller, Marvin Walker and the Day Runner Technology Team have created an app that’s a game changer for the fast-paced courier and delivery service customer. Day Runner is ready for Wall Street and investors are eager to get in on the boom with the privately held American on-demand transportation company that has the…

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Photo by Bruce Hamilton, courtesy of Everette Taylor Serial entrepreneur and risk taker Everette Taylor is no rookie to the tech and marketing world. At just age 27, Taylor serves as the chief marketing officer of Skurt, an on-demand rental car company. From being the founder of the marketing firm, MilliSense, to power moves with Microsoft, GrowthHackers,…

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Emile Cambry is the CEO and founder of BLUE1647. He recently spoke with rolling out about the tech industry in Chicago, his past experiences, and how his firm helps ,omorities wanting to break into the field. How would you describe the tech industry in Chicago in the Black community? The tech space in Chicago for Blacks is really…

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Stephanie Lampkin, despite an engineering degree from Stanford and five years working at Microsoft, was turned away one time too many from computer science jobs for not being “technical enough.” Lampkin responded by creating Blendoor, an app she hopes will be a game changer in the tech industry. “Blendoor is a merit-based matching app,” Lampkin…

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Ryan Leslie is finding new ways to inspire the hip-hop community to become more aware of the importance of technology. Leslie recently served as the keynote speaker at the Beyond the Mic summit presented by ONE Music Fest. Jay Carter moderated the event which allowed Leslie to discuss music, technology, and his latest project, SuperPhone.…

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Facebook CEO and founder reprimanded his employees over “Black Lives Matter.” Zuckerberg was upset after the phrase “Black Lives Matter” was defaced on a wall at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. There is a tradition at Facebook that allows visitors and employees to write messages or names on boards and chalkboards. Someone crossed…

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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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Photo credit: Facebook – Elon Musk Hey ladies, if you’re a part of the sapiosexual community, then you can identify with this article’s title. If you don’t have a clue as to what a sapiosexual is, then find out all about it in my “coming-out” article: “Meet Porsha, a self-proclaimed sapiosexual.” You can also take the test to…

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  Ben Jealous, former NAACP president and partner at Kapar Capital, served as the principle guest at the latest edition of FutureCast. Held at the AT&T Foundry in Atlanta, Jealous discussed how diversity must become a key issue for the future tech and innovation. After his intimate conversation with Andrew Keen, Jealous spoke with rolling…

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New apps. Social media. Cyberterrorism. Cloud hackers. Email hackers. Billion-dollar dot-com IPOs. These are the topics that we all read about and talk about almost daily, but who are the players really making these things happen? Just because you don’t see Black faces in most headlines doesn’t mean there isn’t a substantial and growing cadre within our community…

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