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These Three Women Are The Best Argument Against Silicon Valley’s Latest Sexist Controversy

Though only .2% of start-ups led by black women receive VC funding, their ideas generate a whopping $44 billion in annual revenue.

Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the country, generating over $44 billion a year in revenue. So why do fewer than one percent of their start-up ideas get funded? When a start-up earns $1 billion in venture capital, people like to call it a “unicorn.” But we’d like to introduce you to a few true rarities: black women making it work in tech.

\nKelechi Anyadiegwu: Founder, Zuvaa \n

Sayreville, New Jersey

Kelechi Anyadiegwu (pictured above) is a little shy when she answers questions about the process of launching her online African clothing retailer and social platform, Zuvaa. “I just went for it. I didn’t see anyone doing it and I’ve never really been interested in having a traditional 9-to-5 office job, so one day I thought of it and started building out the site. The next day, I created the social media accounts for it. My method is probably not the best way to go about starting a business, but that’s how it worked out for me.”

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Here’s Every Single Job in America, Mapped

Are you one of the millions of Americans opting into "job sprawl" over a short commute?

Over a recent break from school, Harvard sociology Ph.D. candidate Robert Manduca whipped up a fascinating visualization of the geography of American jobs, powered by data sets from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.

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Multiracial and Proud: Meet the Americans Who Check More Than One Box

60 percent of multiracial Americans say they’re proud of their diverse background.

Millennials are the largest, most educated, and most diverse generation to date: 58 percent are white, 21 percent are Hispanic, 14 percent are Black, and 6 percent identify as Asian/Pacific Islander. They’re also the most multiracial. The median age of multiracial Americans is 19, compared with 38 for single-race Americans.

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