Why not celebrate black history and excellence among black Americans who have fought for an equal place in history, 365 days of the year? Thus, as February ends we can’t neglect to celebrate black Americans who are still paving a way for younger generations, just as our forefathers like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Stokley Carmichael, and Harriet Tubman did for us in the past.
A couple of weeks ago, I listened to two of my favorite graphic designers podcast, I See Pixels. David and Anthony, posed a question during their show: where are the black graphic designers? I’m happy to share that for 9 years AT&T has celebrated Black History Month with its “28 Days” program, and are helping answer this question. The 28 Days website highlights stories on modern black innovators who continue to influence business, the arts, community, and STEM.
AT&T 28 Days Black History program
One interesting part this year includes a “#BlackExcellence” photo album that visually shares compelling stories of how black people have helped shape American culture. You can check them all out here: business, arts, community, STEM.
In addition, AT&T created a really cool documentary series called “Those Who Dare…” featuring some trailblazers in business, art, community and STEM:
Artist Dubelyoo Wright, featured in the YouTube video above, uses smart devices to create and display award-winning urban art.
Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant, uses social media to connect people to street merchants around the world.
Health Advocate Dr. Ian Smith, uses tech to engage communities in health and wellness.
And non-profit STEMLY, an urban education initiative, encourages black youth to explore careers in the sciences.
In addition, many of AT&T’s “28 days” podcasts are hosted by one of my favorite bloggers Luvvie Ajay. Therefore, if you’re looking for a podcast to learn from, this is one I love. One of my favorite episodes is Episode 2 featuring Rey Ramsey.
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