Black In America 4

—– This month, NewsOne presents a special exploration of Black Americans’ influence on social media, #TWEETING WHILE BLACK. —– Navarrow Wright has a mission. “It’s easier to become an entrepreneur than it is to be a rapper,” he often tells people. SEE ALSO: INFOGRAPHIC: A History Of Black Twitter Wright, the chief technical officer of […]

InteractiveOne Chief Technology Officer Navarrow Wright appeared in tonight’s edition of Black in America 4 which focused on the lack of African Americans in Silicon Valley and the technology industry. During the show, Wright implored some of the members of the NewMe Accelerator to be harder on themselves, and to make sure they show up […]

Mario Armstrong has too many titles to even name. But we will this one time. He’s a tech expert, tech show host, commentator, digital lifestyle expert, small business technology advocate, and youth tech motivator. Continue livetweeting here With the exploration by CNN of Blacks in the technology industry in their newest Black in America series […]

Company: Playd Age: 25 Hometown: Newark, N.J. After graduating from high school, I was living a seriously bum life. I was sitting around doing nothing on the couch, playing the video games I’d loved for years. Eventually I knew I had to change something, and I had an itch to start creating. I started contributing […]

Black in America 4 premieres tonight at 8 p.m. EST and will take a look into the technology industry and the lack of African Americans in it. It will explore whether discrimination is the main reason for the lack of Black faces in Silicon Valley, or if there are just a lack of Black technology […]

There’s been a lot of talk lately: Racism in tech, lack of access to capital for minority and women startups, low numbers of black engineers in tech. Whew. Drama, intrigue sexism… It’s a search engine optimization expert’s wet dream. However, to a guy like myself who has started a company — and to many black […]

“Black In America 4” may have left viewers with an “inaccurate impression” that there are no Black CEOs in Silicon Valley, says TheRoot.com.

Wayne Sutton has been asking venture-capital investors and Silicon Valley executives a question that’s not often broached here in the epicenter of the technology industry: “Why aren’t there more black people in tech?” The vast majority of top executives at the leading Silicon Valley tech firms are white men. Women and Asians have made some […]

That’s the backdrop for the heated debate over the scarcity of Blacks in technology sectors, particularly in Silicon Valley — the Mecca of start-up innovations and venture capital. “It’s true that few Black tech entrepreneurs exist,” says Chad Womack, a biotech entrepreneur, STEM education advocate and fellow co-founder of the BICI. “And there would be […]

A Gawker.com writer recently called the comments of Techcrunch founder Michael Arrington a “dumb race rampage.” Arrington has been under fire for his comments in an interview with CNN correspondent Soledad O’Brien for the network’s Black in America series. See Also: Black In America 4 Exclusive Trailer See Also: CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Talks To NewsOne About […]

Over the next few weeks, NewsOne.com will highlight 3 Black entrepreneurs who are part of the NewMe Accelerator. The NewMe Accelerator is a program for minority led start-ups that will house a handful of visiting start-ups during the summer of 2011 in Silicon Valley. The three entrepreneurs, Pius Uzamere, Tiffani Bell, and Chris Bennett, will […]

Soledad O’Brien’s public spanking of Tech Crunch founder Michael Arrington is, in my opinion, the stuff that legends are made of. During a recent interview, Arrington, who prides himself on covering the tech industry in detail, actually told Soledad that he doesn’t know of any Black entrepreneurs in the industry. He then had the audacity […]