Serena Williams has recently been in the news sharing her personal traumatic health experience after delivering her daughter. Tragically, Erica Garner died of a heart attack just 8 months after giving birth. You likely have also seen this NYT Magazine in-depth feature from last week on the Black Maternal Health crisis. Collectively these stories have helped further push the conversation around Black Mothers’ health to the national forefront.
On Friday November 24th, the biggest retail shopping day of the year also known as “Black Friday,” Blackout for Human Rights will kick off its fourth annual #BlackoutBlackFriday campaign, urging people nationwide to take part in an economic boycott of major retailers, and any corporations that violate human rights standards, and/or profit off the pain and suffering of others.
Have you seen this super Woke cover of ESSENCE Magazine? Our client, Media and Cultural Commentator April Reign, is one of the fierce and inspirational Black women featured in the magazine’s special 47th Anniversary issue. Read more →
Today, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the creators of the acclaimed play “SHE” have announced ELLE Magazine as the official media partner for the production, which will run at HERE Arts Center (145 6th Ave) in Manhattan fromMay 5th-21st. Tickets for “SHE” are currently on sale for $20 at HERE.org, with discounts available for students (with I.D.), seniors, and groups of five or more. Tickets for the opening night performance are sold out. Read more →
Today SANKOFA.org, the social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte, has announced that the audio version of its new Visual EP “17”, featuring music by artists Ty Dolla $ign, Raphael Saadiq, Mali Music and Elijah Blake, is now available on all DSPs. The Visual EP, which made its official February 17th premiere on TIDAL, seeks to raise funds to support grassroots organizing efforts around issues of racial and social justice. Read more →
As part of its post-election coverage, Hello Beautiful‘s Kellee Terrell interviewed 17 Black women about their reflections and outlook on the new President-elect, including communications specialist and Human Impact Solutions Co-Founder/CEO Janet Dickerson. Read more →
Nearly $156,000 has been raised from Blackout for Human Right‘s #JUSTICEFORFLINT event, where more than 2,000 people — the majority of which were Flint residents — packed the The Whiting Auditorium Sunday night in Flint, Michigan. To date, more than 4,000 people have contributed personal donations via text and online, both during and after the livestream broadcast of the event, which aired exclusively on REVOLT. tv. Read more →
In addition to being a force to be reckoned within the racial and social justice arenas, Black Lives Matter has helped usher forward a new era in online advocacy and organizing. With their prolific use of the hashtag and highly-sophisticated cross-city media and communications strategy, Black Lives Matter has demonstrated an aptitude for developing well-crafted and tightly-controlled messaging, even as its organizational infrastructure remains largely decentralized. Read more →
For Pastor Michael McBride, one of the foremost issues of concern facing Black men and boys today is that of simply belonging.
“Increasing and widening the circle of belonging and concern for me seems to be one of the biggest challenges,” he says. “We must make every effort to really create systems and structures that embrace young people, Black men and boys in particular.”