Black Lives Matter.

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.

Recruiting

Here Are All the Black People 

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. 

Gradient Group

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.  

Valence Community 

Their mission is to unlock the global combined power of black professionals to create massive economic and social progress. 

COOP Careers 

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

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.

Conferences

AfroTech 

The groundbreaking, revolutionary experience for Black techies, startups and entrepreneurs. 

ADCOLOR 

ADCOLOR is the premier organization that celebrates and advocates diversity in the creative and technology industries. Rise Up. Reach Back. 

Color Comm 

Color Comm is a business community for women of color in the communications industry.

Code2040

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.

 

Innovative Businesses

Saturday Morning

SATURDAY MORNING’s vision is to be a coalition across industries. This is a call to action to begin the process of inviting peace. 

TONL

Find culturally diverse stock photos that represent the true world we live in. Creating an inclusive culture takes both commitment and action. 

Backstage Capital

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. 

Campaign Zero

The comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America. 

Podcasts

Ask Mixed Company 

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. 

The Diversity Gap

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. 

News Outlets

Blavity 

Blavity is a tech company for forward thinking Black millennials pushing the boundaries of culture and the status quo.  

Okayplayer 

Okayplayer delivers a full spectrum of groundbreaking music that serves as a gateway to multi-faceted cultures and communities. 

Color of Change 

Color Of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. 

The Plug 

They believe in the power of data and diversity to bring the startup and tech community to full-scale. 

Instagram Influencers

Get Bold 

A data-driven multicultural communication firm helping the advertising, tech & media industries tell inclusive stories and build more inclusive teams. 

Ad Tech Collective 

Working together to scale our collective power, innovation and culture in ad tech.

Black And Embodied 

The Instagram account of Alishia McCullogh: mental health therapist and social justice warrior.

Twitter Influencers

Josh Rios 

He is Adweek’s Video Producer / Editor.

Derek Walker 

He is the founder of Columbia, S.C. agency, Brown & Browner 

#blkcreatives 

They create a compassionate ecosystem where Black creatives can share tools, strategies and resources that help them grow professionally and earn more. 

Erica Joy 

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. 

Rachel Cargle 

She describes herself as, “Curious Soul. Writer. Lecturer. Public Academic.”

Writers

Writers of Color 

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. 

Bennett Bennett 

He’s an award-winning copywriter (and one-time journalist) with experience working at global brand consultancies and ad agencies.

Kimeko McCoy 

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 Ifeanyi 

KC covers entertainment and pop culture for Fast Company. Previously, KC was part of the Emmy Award-winning team at “Good Morning America.” 

Recommended Content

Courageous Conversations 

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION™ is an award-winning protocol for effectively engaging, sustaining and deepening interracial dialogue. 

13th  

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. 

What Beyoncé Taught Me About Race

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.

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