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Growth - Appetite for disruption: Founders Institute founder Adeo Ressi on why Australia needs to embrace risk to grow

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"Gwendolyn Bennett was born in Giddings, Texas in 1902. Raised firmly in the black middle class, she attended Columbia University briefly before graduating from Pratt Institute in 1924. She then became an instructor in design at Howard University, worked as an editor at the African American magazine Opportunity, and was one of the founders of the short-lived but critically important New Negro magazine Fire!!..."

If the founding fathers were reincarnated today, they'd probably start another revolution, this time to break away from an American government that has become far too imperial for its own good. And as such, they'd be labeled "extremists" by those who mean to rule us. In fact, the nation's founders are considered extremists by the Pentagon, according to a new "training manual" that explicitly labels the framers as such. Discovered by legal watchdog Judicial Watch via a Freedom of ...

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18 Female Founders In Tech To Watch

Pooja Sankar founder of Piazza - After working as a software developer at Facebook, Oracle, and Kosmix, Sankar, who studied computer science at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, had the idea for Piazza, a social website for homework help.

Albert I. Cassell, FAIA, is the architect of The Founders Library and several major buildings on the Howard University main campus. He lived for 74 years during a period of American history when professional opportunities in architectural design and construction were severely limited for African Americans. Nevertheless, with native talent, unique drive, and incurable optimism, he was able to surmount the obstacles of poverty and rigid racial prejudice.

Fredrick D. Scott on Monday announced that he was creating Fredrick D. Scott, LLC, a venture capital and private equity firm that will invest in and acquire