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Angela Benton
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Technology expert, speaker, media personality, and entrepreneur, Angela Benton, is the founder and CEO of NewME, a social enterprise that accelerates entrepreneurs with non-traditional backgrounds. Since launching in 2011, NewME has accelerated hundreds of entrepreneurs in changing their lives through entrepreneurship including helping them raise over $17 million in venture capital funding. The company focuses on helping entrepreneurs identify strengths from their non-traditional backgrounds and leverage them in business.

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Black Tech Entrepreneurs Bring Great Value to the Field

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 12:32 PM

The growth of technology and how it's augmenting not just "business as usual" but also our day-to-day lives has often been compared to the Industrial Revolution. That time period was one of huge growth for America and produced, indisputably, the most successful and innovative entrepreneurs of our time including Rockefeller,...

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What Lies at Stake for Internet Businesses, Minority Start-Ups and the Economy?

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 11:06 PM

Three years ago, when it was clear that my job at an Internet startup wasn't going to lead to the type of career opportunities I once thought, I decided to go into business for myself.

While I didn't have a lot of examples of black women Internet entrepreneurs to...

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America's Rising Technocracy Should Be Built on Conciliation, Not Petty Infighting

(5) Comments | Posted October 8, 2010 | 10:48 AM

It's 2010. We're living in the Age of Obama, a so-called "post racial" America where political correctness was supposed to give way to more honest discussions about ideology, culture and class. Instead, divisive tensions are at their highest, and whether we're talking about politics, the nation's economic viability, or our...

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Obama Pushes Minority Entrepreneurship and Tech

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 3:10 PM

In the past few weeks entrepreneurship has been a blazing hot topic. Between Bob Johnson's article on opportunities and obstacles minority small businesses face and the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship late last week it has been keeping those passionate about entrepreneurship at the edge of their...

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Vanity Fair's Tweethearts Are a Clear Miss

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2010 | 2:18 PM

If you haven't read Vanity Fair's article American's Tweethearts, then you should. Apart from being an interesting look into how media views Twitter (read sans all the Black and Latino people) it discussed what they call Twilebrity. The six porcelain skinned blondes, brunettes, and one red head dressed...

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