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CBC asks why did CNN just fire most its black executives

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Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Marcia L. Fudge released the following statement on the impact large scale staff reductions at Time Warner Inc. will have on African American representation at CNN: “News that Time Warner Inc. recently began large scale staff reductions is troubling. Particularly concerning are reports that these layoffs have significantly reduced the […]

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20 Things we did 5 years ago that we rarely do today

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In this very digital world we live in, more and more people are finding that they are shifting most of their real life conventional and traditional activities online. It’s a sign of the times and while life currently, among technologically savvy people may be easier and more seamless, it’s not all good. Albert Einstein foresaw […]

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20 (Black) women in tech you need to follow on Twitter

From Black Enterprise Huffington Post recently put together an impressive list of Women in Tech You Need to Follow on Twitter, showcasing some of the most dynamic women on the Web. We applaud their accomplishments and the doors they have opened for women, not only on the microblogosphere but also in boardrooms and in the minds […]

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5 Things you MUST DO to make your 3-Minute Pitch to Investors stand out

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They say you only get one chance to make a first impression.   This statement can be very true for start-ups that have to make that elevator or 3-minute pitch to a partner or potential investor. As an advisor and counsel to many start-up businesses, I’ve seen more people pitch wrong than right. And even though you […]

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Where are the Black women in tech?

Today, a twitter friend and brilliant mind, Kimberly Foster who authors the blog For Harriet shared a link to a very insightful piece and interview she did with a successful black woman in tech, Tiffani Bell, a young, Black woman who recently launched her own startup–Pencil You In.  In the piece, Bell shares her insights […]

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Treasury Dept to host an Access to Capital for Small Business Conference

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL DETAILS FOR UPCOMING CONFERENCE TO EXPLORE ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR SMALL COMPANIES WASHINGTON – Today, the Obama Administration announced additional details about its March 22nd conference: “Access to Capital: Fostering Growth and Innovation for Small Companies.” The conference will bring together policymakers, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and other market participants to explore how […]

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Black women in business. Still invisible. Still undervalued.

Last week, a coalition of groups representing black women elected officials released a report which acknowledged the role that broadband adoption could play to empower female controlled households with vital online-based job training and search tools, telemedicine options, education and small business resources.   It also tasked the federal government when implementing the National Broadband Plan […]

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Proposed McCain-Kerry Online Privacy bill could harm innovation

Next week,  Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) plan to team up to introduce  ”online privacy bill of rights”  legislation that would require companies to seek permission before sharing a user’s data with third parties, and would give consumers the right to view any data collected on them. The bipartisan bill would […]

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AOL’s Steve Case & Obama launch effort to promote entrepreneurship & innovation

Politic365 reports Over the last week, the Obama Administration has taken some extra steps toward demonstrating its commitment to technology and entrepreneurship. During his State of the Union address, the president pledged to promote innovation by securing broadband access for all Americans via next generation wireless networks.  He also reaffirmed his commitment to creating an […]

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Google violates diversity standards yet gets rewarded FCC White Spaces grant

DailyFinance reports Nine companies, including Google (GOOG), have received Federal Communications Commission approval to use unused broadcast frequencies — so-called “white spaces” — to expand the availability of wireless broadband. “While the operation of multiple database administrators may present some coordination challenges, we find it is in the public interest to have multiple parties developing […]

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