Black Tech Pioneer Edward Chow, who overcame racism to build one  of the largest data computing firms IN L.A. dies at 83

Edward Chow, an Army veteran and Black-owned tech founder who founded his company in Los Angeles in the 1960s, passed away at the age of 83.

According to the Kansas City Star Chow died of lung cancer last month, leaving behind his wife, Maggie Robinson, four children, two brothers, two sisters, and a slew of other relatives and friends.

Chow and his seven siblings were raised by their Black mother and Chinese father in Greenville, Mississippi, during the 1930s, and faced overt racism, before starting his company in the the 1960s.


Goodie Nation and partner companies to give the bulk of $5.3 million to Black tech companies

A nonprofit that assists diverse founders is collaborating with its partner companies to raise $5.3 million in funding for mostly Black tech businesses.

In addition, Goodie Nation collaborated with computer manufacturer Lonovo to award $10,000 each to 30 diverse-owned small businesses in the United States and Canada. The awards, which will primarily benefit Black founders, are expected to be presented in January.

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