Our country is hurting right now.
Systemic and individual racism continues to rear its ugly head in America. The scale of micro- and macro-aggressions that BIPOC endure on a daily basis is unconscionable. None of us can close our eyes; it’s everyone’s issue until the world changes. We’re taking time to reflect on how our agency can make meaningful progress against racism.
In the meantime, we want to amplify Black voices in our industry which warrant more attention than JUST.
Follow #AmplifyMelanatedVoices on social media to learn more.
2020 marks the tenth exciting year of HAATBP, and although the conference warmly welcomes attendees of all cultures and races, and has grown to include programming for those with more experience on their resumes, its name remains as unapologetically bold as ever.
Their proprietary technology gives the community a place to showcase their experience and our partners a singular place to reach them. They go beyond by providing year-round opportunities for networking, education, and employment.
Their mission is to unlock the global combined power of black professionals to create massive economic and social progress.
COOP closes the social capital gap by recruiting and investing deeply in diverse, low-income, and first-generation grads from the City University of New York, San Francisco State, and other urban public colleges.
BRIDGEGOOD gives emerging designers the professional resources to discover and secure meaningful creative careers. Businesses and nonprofits receive essential design services helping students thrive while improving diverse local economies.
ADCOLOR is the premier organization that celebrates and advocates diversity in the creative and technology industries. Rise Up. Reach Back.
Color Comm is a business community for women of color in the communications industry.
Code2040 is a nonprofit activating, connecting, and mobilizing the largest racial equity community in tech to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx technologists in the innovation economy.
Less than 10% of all venture capital deals go to women, People of Color and LGBTQ founders. Other VCs see this as a pipeline problem. They see it as the biggest opportunity in investment.
They are a raw podcast about diversity, inclusion and social equity in creative industries. Their mission is to take a critical look at advertising from “the bottom up,” as they unpack current issues and provide real solutions.
This project will empower people to create the cultures they say they want—cultures where all people are seen, celebrated and given the space to thrive.
Blavity is a tech company for forward thinking Black millennials pushing the boundaries of culture and the status quo.
Okayplayer delivers a full spectrum of groundbreaking music that serves as a gateway to multi-faceted cultures and communities.
Color Of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
They believe in the power of data and diversity to bring the startup and tech community to full-scale.
He is the founder of Columbia, S.C. agency, Brown & Browner
I opened an advertising agency because my career trajectory was always out the door, not up the ladder.— Derek Walker (@dereklwalker) June 1, 2020
No matter how good my work, the awards won or accolades given by clients, I knew I was not going to be allowed to rise. And I was told this directly.
They create a compassionate ecosystem where Black creatives can share tools, strategies and resources that help them grow professionally and earn more.
We’re seeing too many posts about Blackness first being defined by White people. We want to flip that energy because there’s nothing shameful about being Black.— #blkcreatives netwrk🏁 (@blkcreatives) June 3, 2020
In honor of #BlackMusicMonth which music artist first made you feel proud to be BLACK? #BlackMusicMonth #blkcreatives pic.twitter.com/OYRexLTejF
Erica is a Principal Group Engineering Manager at Microsoft and advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in tech, as well as expanding access to tech exposure and education.
there are people i legit watched discriminate against a black man (yes, i reported it to HR, no they did nothing, yes i quit that company shortly thereafter, yes i still have the receipts) doing a lot of performative allyship right now and that shit doesn't sit right in my spirit— EricaJoy (@EricaJoy) June 3, 2020
She describes herself as, “Curious Soul. Writer. Lecturer. Public Academic.”
When we invest in the mental health of Black women & girls is not only causes shift their lives but it overflows into their homes, families, communities & the generations that may come from them.— Rachel E. Cargle (@RachelCargle) May 5, 2020
I hope you’ll consider joining us in giving today towards this cosmic shift! pic.twitter.com/AmzoJxyvUD
They aim to create more visibility for writers of color, ease their access to publications and build a platform that is both easy for editors to use and accurately represents the writers.
He’s an award-winning copywriter (and one-time journalist) with experience working at global brand consultancies and ad agencies.
Former feature reporter turned digital marketer, Kimeko mixes her habit of being ‘extremely online’ with storytelling to build a digital narrative around brands and connect it to our readers across the globe.
KC covers entertainment and pop culture for Fast Company. Previously, KC was part of the Emmy Award-winning team at “Good Morning America.”
Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.
In this powerful TEDx Talk, diversity advocate and Beyoncé super fan, Brittany Barron translates Beyoncé’s music as a road map about race relations in the United States; demonstrating that being “colorblind” is not the goal, but diminishing our nation’s “expertise” in racism is.
We certainly don’t have all of the answers, but it is important to acknowledge this issue and amplify the Black voices in our communities. We want to ensure that we are doing justice by our teams, partners and communities.