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Motown Records Links Up With Google To Elevate Women Of Color Within The Music Industry

It’s been about 63 years and Motown Records continues to be the sound of America! The renowned record label that has birthed greats like The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and more has linked up with Google to provide young women of color with the resources that they need to thrive in the media landscape. “Motown has always been a destination where creators come to bring their dreams to life,” said Motown Records Chairwoman & CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam in an official press release shared with AfroTech. “This creative program, in partnership with Google, will provide opportunities for women creatives to elevate and even further develop their craft.  I’m looking forward to all of the diverse content from the selectees and partnering with a dynamic woman to create culturally driven innovations that connect globally. The Motown Records Creator Program Supported by Google will both find and fund the next legendary woman content creator, videographer, or creative producer/director.

Shanique Yates

Feb 9, 2022

SheaMoisture Introduces $50K Grant Opportunity For Black Women Creatives

SheaMoisture is extending grace to Black women creatives in honor of Women’s History Month this year with the introduction of the Emerging Visionary Grant — a program dedicated to supporting women who are using their art to make a difference in their communities. The Emerging Visionary Grant — a $50,000 funded opportunity — is meant to amplify the voices of modern Black women and  “empower and nurture the change makers who are creating history while servicing their communities.” The grant program — in partnership with cultural education platform Good Mirrors — is open to Black women artists, filmmakers, writers, and more across other creative areas. The ideal candidate is a creator who’s in the process of building up their influence in their community and has an existing platform filled with work that showcases how they’re uplifting it. Courtesy Photo Applications for the grant program close today, and those interested can apply here. A judging panel comprised of Good Mirrors and...

Njera Perkins

Mar 3, 2021

SheaMoisture Launches Revolutionary Campaign to Celebrate the Beauty of Black Women

SheaMoisture is continuing its long-standing commitment to Black women and the beauty community with the launch of a bold new campaign. Today, the pioneering beauty brand unveiled its It Comes Naturally campaign — a new brand initiative intentionally created by a powerhouse team of Black artists and multicultural creative partners that highlights the unapologetic beauty and resilience of Black women. View this post on Instagram A post shared by SheaMoisture (@sheamoisture) The campaign — which coincides with the brand’s community investment program — arrives amid the global social justice movement with a forward-looking outlook on celebrating Black identity. Each of the six Black women artists commissioned for this campaign — including Monica Ahanonu, Rachelle Baker, Bisa Butler, Alexis Eke, Linda Mawala, and Reyna Noriega — were recruited to help mold a distinctive and revolutionary campaign to revitalize the stories, legacy, and heritage written by Black women over several...

Njera Perkins

Oct 12, 2020