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Where are all the black tech innovators in America?

By Mike Green Where are black tech innovators in America? It's a good question that was raised in Silicon Valley two years ago when Angela Benton met legendary investor Mitch Kapor and founded NewMe, the first accelerator in Silicon Valley focused on black startup founders. Soledad O'Brien's "Black in America" series catalyzed a national debate when it spotlighted the NewMe Accelerator and the controversy o ...

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Just Call Them Generation E for ‘Entrepreneur’

By Mike Green It’s a simple economic formula: Gen X + Gen Y = Gen E. Call them “Generation Entrepreneur.” Gen E is comprised of innovators, inventors, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs, multimedia content providers, branded bloggers and crafts makers who range in ages from seasoned Gen Xers to adolescent Millennials. They are self-selected Do-It-Yourself  risk-takers who believe pursuit of the American Dream ...

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How long will America ignore the problems black boys face in the innovation economy?

By Mike Green There are literally hundreds of programs, efforts and initiatives across the nation targeting the empowerment of America's black boys. The result of so many efforts is demonstrable failure to move significant needles that measure success. Most of these efforts are severely under-funded and most miss the mark with their predominant focus on marketing mantra from the 20th century (i.e. get a goo ...

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What Soap Operas Can Teach Newspapers About Survival

Those who know me best, know that I'm a total fan girl for soap operas. The juicier, the better. I even created a blog and launched popular social media fan pages honoring As The World Turns, a sudser that was canceled by CBS in 2010. My mother said she went into labor with me while watching World Turns and that's probably where my love for high drama started. But like the news industry -- my other passion ...

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12 Of The Smartest Women of Color On Twitter

Fast Company, the premier magazine about media and technology, put out one of those lists again. This time it's the 25 Smartest Women on Twitter. Though the list is not meant to be exhaustive, it is still severely lacking in terms of diversity. The list, featured in the magazine's "Work Smart" section, was published days after Harvard's Shorenstein Center and Neiman Journalism Lab published a report that co ...

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Turn that great idea into a digital film or web series

Hosted by yours truly. The Digital Journalism Task Force will host a Google Hangout with award winning filmmaker Stacey Muhammad. During the one-hour chat journalists will learn how to turn their digital dreams into reality. The hangout will take place Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time. Tracie Powell, Co-chair of NABJ Digital and Vice Chair - Policy, will moderate. More about Stacey Muh ...

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