Black Tech

The National Business League—which was founded by Booker T. Washington in 1900—has unveiled an initiative that aims to digitize one million Black-owned businesses by 2028.

Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey gifted residents at Brooklyn’s Marcy Houses with $1K in bitcoin.

The Black-led startup Goodr—which has a mission rooted in eradicating hunger and food waste—has raised $8 million in funding.

Silicon Valley‘s diversity problem is well-known. As Bloomberg reported last fall, Black and Hispanic people combined only had 6 percent of the tech jobs at four industry giants: Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter. If you want to know why it’s been so difficult to diversify the workforce in Silicon Valley to include more Black and Hispanic […]

CNN show host and activist Van Jones has career advice for young people. “We need more technology helping more communities be more effective, more healthy, more whole,” he told NewsOne at the Diversity Affluence Brunch in Sag Harbor, NY, at which he was a host and honoree in July. “When you’re uploading and you’re coming up with ideas, that […]

Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are projected to grow by 17 percent by 2018, compared to 9.8 percent for jobs in other fields, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That’s good and bad news for women and minorities, who are barely represented in one of the nation’s fastest growing job […]

Navarrow Wright — NewsOne contributor and chief technical officer of NewsOne’s parent company, InteractiveOne — has been named one of “10 Innovators To Watch” by Black Enterprise: With Black buying power set to reach $1.1 trillion dollars by 2015, the African-American market remains a hot commodity. Navarrow Wright is making strides with this demographic as […]