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Black America’s largest media company earns from radio, tv and the internet.

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Black America’s largest media company Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONEK and UONE) reports 4th quarter 2017 results and the numbers will make happy stockholders. There was a slight decrease in revenue from the previous year and a 2.8% increase in operating income.  For the quarter, the firm had $121.3 million in revenue. For the entire year, the sales were over $456 million dollars, leaving a net EBITDA of $136 million for stockholder value.   The company owns urban market radio stations and Black American oriented internet sites which it refers to as its broadcast…

Learn how to get a word published in the WikiPedia Dictionary if they are the words Blacksoftware or Ethnic Software

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Okay, let’s get right into it. Short recap. We had two words we wanted the WORLD to recognize. One word is blackSoftware. Another word was ethnic software.   Blacksoftware.com initiated a process with the Wikipedia to have the words accepted.  That’s done on a User Talk Page. Its a dictionary feature where you upload and edit your work then ask WikiPedia editors to approve it for inclusion into the public dictionary. The process is different when you want to add people, places, and things.  But for “words” its a major big…

Product demos

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Black software product demos of items with African American cultural influences are showing on this page. First of their kind versions of  black screen savers and black software  culture clips are on display.  Future product is on its way.  The newly made Apple and Google Android device apps have been influenced by Black American and African culture are shipping now. The genre is breaking like an underground hip hop story on repeat. Mainstream still hasn’t discovered the black software genre. Creative juices flow.  We see Black millennial app builders with…

Black software inventor studios.

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Black Girls Code #BlackGirlMagic Black men are taking it to Wall Street Attend the networking events held by local chapters of Black associations such as NABA, the National Association of Black Accountants, NSBE, the National Association of Black Engineers, BIG for Blacks in Government and take a look around the room. Who do you see? You’ll see Black women in numbers exceeding the number of Black males with business cards titles, Associate Director Project Management, Digital Strategist, International Marketing Manager, Global Supply Chain Director and ranking corporate positions. Hired by…

Ethnic software the word originated here.

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(September 2006 ) – William Murrell, founder of BlackSoftware.com defined Ethnic software programs as follows. These are software titles, apps, and applications containing culturally accurate graphics, music, text, photos, images, illustrations, spoken word, and other media representing one or more ethnic groups. ORIGINS Ethnic Software was proposed to WikiPedia to be inserted as subcategory of applications software.  We began proving ethnic software pre-existed by telling the story of AfroLink Software, Inc.  The company  had released a CD-ROM program with animation and sound featuring 500 questions and answers about Black Americans and African history…

Our conversation with the Wikipedia Dictionary about adding a new word

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blackSoftware.com’s WikiPedia pitch For word and definition: “ethnic software” Wikipedia Administrators, commonly known as admins or sysops (system operators), are editors who have been trusted with access to restricted technical features (“tools”). For example, administrators can protect and delete pages, and block other editors. The English Wikipedia currently has 1,242 administrators as of 19 December 20 and this webmaster ran into a bunch of them on his quest for updating the Wiki volume with the words blacksoftware and ethnic software. I’ve heard people tell me that oh yeah, all you…

Ethnic software choices are here.

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Ethnic software has taken the form of apps, desktop applications, utilities, server tools and more. One could say that language translation features on web pages is a form of ethnic software. But the core stuff is software designed from the ground up for the ethnic consumer, be they a resident of Saudi Arabia, Israel, China or another other. This web site is ground zero for blackSoftware and ethnic software genre expansion. We shall discover it, development it, develop it and explain it. The latest developments The internet of Things (IOT),…

African entrepreneurs with Africa-located companies grab slice of Tony Elumelu $100M Fund

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Boston’s BlackSoftware.com congratulates African startups who were the lucky ones of 3,000 selected by the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme sponsored by philanthropist Tony Elumelu.  They were awarded seed capital of $5,000 and 12-weeks of training for their ideas. Elumelu, the rich Nigerian businessman, put up $100M of capital in a foundation to guarantee the money would be there for them, Harvard’s B School sees many Elumelu sponsored Africans, but this particular entrepreneurial cohort  is not the B school variety, instead, they hustle up from the streets. Their acceptance into his program…