Student-run Black hackathon tackles algorithm bias, community-building

More than 200 participants from across Canada and the United States recently joined NSBEHacks, a 24-hour virtual hackathon that aimed to redesign digital technology to offer better services to marginalized communities. Now in its fourth year, the 2022 event was organized by the branch of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE U of T) … Read more

Legislature approves $750K for Tampa Bay education program on erased Black cemeteries

The legislature has agreed to allocate funding to start an educational program at a local abandoned African-American cemetery in Tampa Bay. After some reluctance from the House during budget suggestions, lawmakers eventually agreed to include $ 750,000 for it in the proposed budget. The budget is a consensus between the House of Representatives and the … Read more

Black Enterprise Collaborates with Southern Company to Host Inclusive Innovation Energy Summit

From schools to church buildings, offices to operating rooms, the energy network connects – and influences – communities of all socio-economic, cultural and racial backgrounds. However, color communities are often left behind when it comes to providing clean energy options and solutions to our most pressing climate problems. Those who have historically lacked the resources … Read more

Black Technology Provider Lands Major Deal With Giant Real Estate Investment Firm

Based on the details generalized from BLACK ENTERPRISE and news release, The pact calls on RealBlocks to digitize the fund management process for Chicago-based LaSalle. This will cover LaSalle’s $ 77 billion assets under management. This means that RealBlocks will help attract new investors, use technology for secondary trade and issue web subscriptions to institutional … Read more

Hey! What About Predominately Black Institutions?

When Kamale Harris became 49th vice president of the United States, she drew attention to historic black colleges and universities (HBCU). Vice President Harris spoke publicly about the excellent education she received at Howard University (HU), HBCU. Speaking of HU, VP Harris shares how leading a debate group, communicating with peers who were similar to … Read more

UCF researchers develop Black Panther-inspired electric vehicle technology

With rising gas prices, more and more people are looking at electric cars. One group of researchers from UCF is already developing new technology for electric vehicles to make them even further. And they said part of the idea was inspired by the Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther”. The team is developing a new shell … Read more

NYC needs to improve education for Black students

In 2019, I received a call from the central office of the city education department. They wanted to make sure I was informed about the process of entering specialized high schools because my child scored a very high score on state exams that year. They told about future information sessions – one of them was … Read more

Alabama Education Policy Center releases report on STEM in Black Belt’s k-12 schools

STEM jobs are expected to increase by 10 percent by 2030, but Alabama black belt students aren’t ready to get those jobs in science, technology, engineering and math nearly as many as students in another state, according to a briefing released today . This summary, titled “Education K-12 STEM in the Black Belt of Alabama” … Read more

Black Entrepreneurs Are Turning Tulsa Into A Midwest Technology Hub

A group of blacks entrepreneurs transforms Tulsa, Oklahoma, the site of the Tulsa massacre, into a technology hub for digital creators and developers. According to ABC News, the founders of digital technology based in Tulsa have many fresh and diverse technological talents, a quality support system and a cost of living that is a fraction … Read more

Black Entreprenuers Are Turning Tulsa Into A Midwest Technology Hub

A group of blacks entrepreneurs transforms Tulsa, Oklahoma, the site of the Tulsa massacre, into a technology hub for digital creators and developers. According to ABC News, the founders of digital technology based in Tulsa have many fresh and diverse technological talents, a quality support system and a cost of living that is a fraction … Read more