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8 Women Who Will Change Everything You Thought About Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.28.2014 | Black Voices

Black History Month may be ending, but black history continues to be made every day. The people who will write the next chapter just keep on striving....

SXSWedu Launches Next Big Idea: Inclusive Competitiveness

Mike Green | Posted 05.04.2013 | Black Voices
Mike Green

No inclusive innovation framework or economic transformation can be developed without strong support from local institutional powers.

3 Ways to Save America's Black Boys, Pt. 2 of 3

Mike Green | Posted 07.23.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Waiting on government for a solution is like waiting on Superman; neither will rescue our Black boys. That's our job.

Angel Investing in Startups Stimulates Job Growth

Mike Green | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Mike Green

The next Mark Zuckerberg will likely emerge from environments that foster, nurture and invest in the innovative spirit of its talented entrepreneurs.

Black America's $100M investment experiment

Mike Green | Posted 12.05.2011 | Black Voices
Mike Green

What if Zuckerberg had challenged innovative Black entrepreneurs across the nation, rather than students, to compete for 1,000 cash prizes of $100000 each?

Winning the Future: Eliminating Racial Imbalance in Innovation

Garren Givens | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Garren Givens

As the founder of an Internet startup, I meet entrepreneurs and investors every day. I've met hundreds, yet over the past few years, I have met only a couple of entrepreneurs and investors who are black.

No Excuses: Galvanizing Black Innovation and Capital

Mike Green | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Mike Green

It is time for Black America to invest in developing a private capital equity investment infrastructure and a high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Venture Capitalists Aren't Investing In Black Entrepreneurs

Mike Green | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Mike Green

Investing in high-growth companies creates jobs while generating more wealth for investors. The formula has worked for the private venture capital investment community. Unfortunately, no such active community exists in black America.

Missing: Black Angel Investors

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Green

We've complained bitterly about conditions controlled by the majority demographic, but ignored opportunities to invest in establishing a viable entrepreneurial ecosystem to generate new jobs.

SOTU: Obama's Innovation Economy

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

The nation is nervous, yet outwardly calm. President Obama has set the stage for a vision of America's new Innovation Economy and forward-looking anti...

Innovation Crisis in Black America Pt. 2: Where are Black Entrepreneurs and Angels?

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Green

There's an economic crisis of monumental proportions occurring in Black America. The challenges stretch across a vast spectrum of education, unemploym...

Innovation Crisis in Black America, Pt. 1

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Green

There is a crisis occurring in 12.3% of the American population, otherwise known as Black America. The crumbling economic infrastructure of the natio...