D'shonda Brown


D'shonda Brown

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Color Of Change President Rashad Robinson Talks Pedestal Project and Impact of Augmented Reality in Social Justice

Who said you have to be on the frontlines to make a difference? Luckily, thanks to social media, technology and Color Of Change, you can see the change you’ve been waiting for by the scroll of your fingers. At the top of Black History Month, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization Color Of Change launched T he Pedestal Project , “ an Augmented Reality (AR) experience on Instagram t hat lets users place statues of racial justice leaders atop empty pedestals where confederate statues once stood as a refreshing new symbol of equality and progress.” Color Of Change has used their platform to be vocal about the removal of statues of white supremacist, racist and bigot leaders of this country’s history. In replacement of the Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, users have an opportunity to choose Civil Rights leader and Former United States Congressman John Lewis, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement, author, and principal at Black Futures Lab, Alicia Garza, or...

Feb 18, 2021

Karen Civil & Ming Lee Take Branding to the Next Level as the Masterminds and Hosts of the 'Girl, I Guess' Podcast

What happens when you put two serial entrepreneurs who are also best friends on a network owned by Joe Budden? You get the “Girl, I Guess” podcast. Snob Life owner Ming Lee and LiveCivil.com founder Karen Civil have come together as besties and colleagues to bring conversations for Black women, by Black women to the culture. With their premiere episode, “Pull Up A Seat. You’re invited,” the co-hosts break the barrier between themselves and the audience to have candid discussion about life, love, business and basically everything in the interim. Since its premiere on Jan. 21, 2021, the podcast has amassed over 80,000 listens on Apple, over 60,000 views on Youtube, and earned itself a spot on the Apple Podcast “New and Newsworthy” trending list. “It was necessary that we be able to express ourselves outside of what they see in beauty, music and entertainment,” Ming Lee told AfroTech about the timeliness and importance of “Girl, I Guess.” “It was important for us to show real...

Feb 4, 2021