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Innovation Economy

This Is How We Diversify Silicon Valley

Van Jones | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices
Van Jones

Today, Dr. King's dream feels in jeopardy. It is harder than ever to get a good job that pays a fair wage. Technology is transforming the economy in ways we cannot yet predict.

California's 'Up-Wing' Governors: Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis

William Bradley | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown, Schwarzenegger, and Davis are not so much left-wing figures or right-wing figures as they are up-wing figures, i.e., political leaders who place a special emphasis on big think/think big future-oriented policies that position California on the global cutting edge.

UNCF, Stanford University Produce Historic HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

Mike Green | Posted 02.08.2014 | Black Voices
Mike Green

America has come to realize it cannot achieve its economic competitiveness goals when so much of its talented landscape is producing so little.

Innovation Earth: The World As It Could Be

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

For three years, I wrote the green advice column for this page. As a lifelong environmentalist, penning my previous column, Eco Etiquette, was cathart...

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.

Maryland: Leading the Way in Cyber

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

There is an adage in business that says that you should only compete when you have a competitive advantage. When it comes to cybersecurity, Maryland has a whole host of competitive advantages.

Closing Tech Innovation Divide and the Wealth Gap

Mike Green | Posted 01.02.2013 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Would you like a $100,000 grant to test an idea or implement an innovation you've developed? That's a question the federal government is asking -- but few minorities are responding.

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

Mike Green | Posted 08.26.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

I turned their dreams into goals by asking them to put a time frame on it. We then worked backward from their goal to present-day circumstances, and set milestones for them to achieve along the path toward their goal.

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.

3 Ways to Save America's Black Boys, Pt. 1 of 3

Mike Green | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Whenever someone thinks they have few bullet points of supreme wisdom that can save the world, sane people instantly roll their eyes. The insanely cur...

Alexander Eichler

The Jefferson Innovation Summit: Business Leaders Brainstorm A New Era Of American Creativity

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- No one knows where good ideas come from. In some cases, the answer may simply be to throw a bunch of brains together in a room...

Tech Converging for a Better Future

Biz Stone | Posted 12.04.2011 | Technology
Biz Stone

The assault on the American dream is relevant to each and every citizen of our country and requires our collective efforts to ensure America's future success. We believe better leveraging innovation can help us get there.

Regaining California's Leadership Role as America's Opportunity Capital

Gavin Newsom | Posted 10.22.2011 | San Francisco
Gavin Newsom

A troubling perception has taken hold across the financial landscape that California's economy is now stuck in a state of permanent stasis, that we've somehow lost our mojo.

Alex Wagner

White Houe Criticized On Skilled Worker Visa Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

The White House has been dragging its feet on implementing basic administrative reforms that would ameliorate the country's broken immigration system,...

Mayors With a New Vision of Creativity and Innovation Wanted

John M. Eger | Posted 10.16.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

As the economy turns once again in a positive way -- and it will -- creative thinking, creative products, creative services and creativity in all a city does will make our cities unique in the world.

Economc Turmoil Could Spell Trouble for Innovation

Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

While the stock market has plummeted on concerns about the near-term strength of the American economy, the larger issue could be that the long-term pr...

Was the Innovation Economy Killed by the Debt Debate?

Christopher Newfield | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Christopher Newfield

The rational distrust of tens of millions of people for an innovation economy that requires ever-higher levels of public investment for not-so-democratically distributed economic benefit bolsters Tea Party refusals of any kind of public action. It is now trapping the country in a devolutionary spiral.

Two Silicon Valley Moms Pursue a 'Level Playing Field' in STEM Education

Mike Green | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Mike Green

Freada and Christina opened their hearts, homes and bank accounts to ensure hundreds of deserving students of color could receive the education that opens doors to success in the new Innovation Economy.

Urban Engines -- American Cities Must Grow

Greg Selkoe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

My name is Greg Selkoe and I am an entrepreneur. This is a phrase I am proud of and no matter what the activity, whether it was when I worked at City ...

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.

Dessert Before Spinach?! Yes. When Serving Digital Literacy, Start with Dessert

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

With today's social media, using literacy skills is like a dessert that can motivate kids to go on to the spinach.