Category Archives: Technology

New Program Molds HBCU Students into Tech Investors

An entrepreneur and co-founder of the Black Founders has launched HBCU.vc, a new program to teach students at the nation’s black colleges and universities how to become tech investors. Hadiyah Mujhid, founder and executive director of HBCU.vc, is partnering with several black investors who run some of Silicon Valley’s top venture firms to back the… Read More »

Here’s why women, blacks and Hispanics are leaving tech

Toxic workplaces — where harassment, stereotyping and bullying occur — are driving away women and people of color, undercutting technology companies’ efforts to increase diversity and costing an estimated $16 billion a year. That’s the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind study from the Kapor Center for Social Impact and Harris Poll that explored the reasons people… Read More »

How the African American Community Continues to Transforms With Tech

Over time, the perseverance of African Americans in the face of insurmountable challenges has been extraordinary. Triumph over these challenges has created a powerful, close-knit community that is dedicated to positive change and development. Now, in Black History Month, let’s celebrate technology as the catalyst for further development, paving the way for new opportunities in… Read More »

Diversity in tech: Lots of attention, little progress

The tech industry has brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, disappearing photos and 3-D printers. But when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its companies are no trailblazers. Despite loudly touted efforts to hire more black, Latino and female workers, especially in technical and leadership positions, diversity numbers at the largest tech companies are… Read More »

Black Entrepreneurs Turn to Social Media

Social Media isn’t just the newest way to communicate, find love and reconnect with lost friends, it’s also a thriving marketplace. From conglomerates to start-ups, businesses are utilizing social media to further push their brand worldwide. Now, people of color are getting in on the action. Across the country, Black designers are using social media… Read More »