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Blackstage Podcast That Hosts Historical Conversations With Black Leaders Launches BHM Fund

Blackstage Podcast couldn’t have picked a better time to show their outstanding support for Black-run organizations. This week, the podcast announced the launch of their own Black History Month Leadership Fund, which was created with the goal of raising money for said organizations fighting for social justice and change in their communities, PEOPLE reports. “We understand that to successfully end injustices that plague the Black community in this country it depends on investing in proximate leaders who are on the frontlines of justice across sectors,” Blackstage shared on the fund’s landing page. “That’s why we’ve launched this ambitious fund to support leaders in their efforts.” Blackstage Podcast — which recently hosted a historic conversation between the descendants of famous Black leaders Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois — is not only uplifting these organizations and their impact, but showing their financial support as well. “We are looking to invest in Black-led...

Feb 12, 2021

Flawless by Gabrielle Union Launches Funding Initiative to Support Black-Owned Businesses & Orgs

Award-winning actress and entrepreneur Gabrielle Union is using her beauty brand’s platform to show up for Black entrepreneurship and communities across the country during this time. Lift As We Climb — an initiative led by Flawless By Gabrielle Union — launched in partnership with celebrity hairstylist and Union’s business partner Larry Sims to support Black-owned businesses and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We fully intend to support black-owned entrepreneurs in meaningful ways that lead to growth while encouraging and recycling the Black dollar in our community,” Union said in a statement . “The success of the Flawless brand is important to me, but so is ensuring that we are actively contributing our reach and resources to help empower others.” Flawless by Gabrielle Union — a majority Black-owned business — will lend its support to the initiative by highlighting Black-owned brands across its social platforms and websites to increase visibility and...

Sep 25, 2020

Lyft Links With Black Orgs to Provide 1.5 Million Rides to the Black Community

Ride-sharing company Lyft has announced a new initiative in partnership with Black organizations to close the transportation gaps that exist in Black and communities of color. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lyft (@lyft) According to a blog post published on Lyft’s website , the company has pledged to form alliances with leading impact-driven organizations The National Urban League and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance — an Obama Foundation initiative — to push upward mobility in under-sourced communities. Founding Members of the LyftUp Access Alliance include: My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an Obama Foundation initiative The National Urban League Black Women’s Roundtable Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law The National Action Network NAACP Legal Defense Fund United Negro College Fund National Bail Fund Network NAACP US Black Chamber of Commerce National Black Chamber of Commerce “At this moment in history, it is more important than ever to remove barriers that...

Aug 14, 2020