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Without knowing much about the full scope of work on the northwest side of downtown’s 16 Tech Innovation District, or how that work would impact Indianapolis’ economy, I jumped in and took on the role as 16 Tech’s director of community initiatives.  

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Editor’s note: This is part three in a three-part series. Click here for part one, “How to Increase Black Productivity and Racial Equity” and here for part two, “Establishing Conditions Conducive to Growth of Black Businesses and Entrepreneurship”. 

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A lot is going on at the Innopower conference! With more than 12 panel discussions, five fireside chats, four keynote speakers, pitch competitions and power slam talks — everyone will find sessions that will speak to him or her and get at least a couple of actionable takeaways.  Being the ev…

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In 1970, a group of visionary University of Chicago MBA students came together to birth an organization to assist Blacks entering corporate America, many for the first time. The goal was to make the journey easier. The organization helped those early members navigate and succeed in often unf…

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I read a meme that Oxford Dictionary will add a new word this year for “2020,” meaning an era of disaster, disappointment, depression and death. For the most part, it is true.

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The Indianapolis Recorder is partnering with InnoPower to present the Golden Laurel Shining Star Awards at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 28 during Beyond 2020 InnoPower Minority Business Conference. The conference will be Aug. 28-29.

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Editor’s note: This is part one in a three-part series. Click here for part two, “Establishing Conditions Conducive to Growth of Black Businesses and Entrepreneurship” and here for part three, Prioritizing Racial Equity for Inclusive Prosperity.

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I had a very insightful conversation with fellow tech women in the afternoon at Indiana State Museum. They asked me to share with them what fuels my passion for inspiring and mentoring women and girls in the STEM career and how you define success? I told them that success is a very relative …

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I love supporting Black and brown businesses and doing so is part of my value system — from clothing, self-care items, professional services to food. Now, due to the racial enlightenment underway in our society, there is a growing movement for white people to support (and hopefully love) Bla…

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Two decades back, my tech fraternity only appreciated innovations and entrepreneurs who proved to have measurable commercial outcomes. They must solve business problem that can generate new revenue streams, have growth potential, have a quick and positive return on investment, gain and maint…

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For the last 20 years I have worked with residents throughout Indianapolis and especially the northwest downtown area to ensure as our city grows and changes, residents are part of that growth. My current work is with one of the largest economic development projects of its time that is trans…

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Can you name 10 Black-owned businesses in our city? How about five? Top three? Tell me one Black business you supported in the past week?

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If you want to pursue a four-year college education with a scholarship and continue your athletics, take a look at the military academies or ROTC programs.