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Color of Change And Diverse Representation Launch Program To Increase Black Music Execs In The Industry

Last year, the Recording Academy and social justice nonprofit Color of Change announced their joint initiative, #ChangeMusic, to bring equity to Black creators and professionals in the music industry. This week, Color of Change continues that work by partnering with Diverse Representation — a database of Black agents, attorneys, managers, and publicists in the sports and entertainment industries — to launch the Black Music Executives Pipeline Program. According to Forbes, this new program is the first to be released from #ChangeMusic and will rely on the expertise of both the non-profit organization and diversity database to help increase the number of active Black executives in the music industry. Additionally, the program will also be responsible for creating an effective tool that will “allow record labels, publishers, video production companies, streaming services and touring companies to quickly identify and hire Black professionals,” Billboard reports. While #ChangeMusic was...

Njera Perkins

Jul 1, 2021

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...

D'shonda Brown

Feb 18, 2021

Tracee Ellis Ross, Ayanna Pressley Join Color Of Change to Advocate For Black Beauty Businesses

Nonprofit org Color Of Change — the nation’s largest online racial justice organization — has always played an integral role in rewriting the rules to pass laws to protect Black people. The organization’s mission to tell Black stories is also led by its ability to bring together celebrities and change-makers to discuss issues plaguing Black communities and solutions to resolve them. As part of its commitment to fight against hair discrimination, Color Of Change launched its powerful InHAIRitance event — alongside actress Tracee Ellis Ross, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Representative Leslie Herod, Color Of Change VP Arisha Hatch, and small-business owners Jennifer Lord and Thomasina Jackson. The event was launched in collaboration with Dove, National Urban League and Western Center on Law and Poverty. It was created to discuss The CROWN Act — a law that would protect Black people from hair discrimination in workplaces and schools — and the state of Black-owned beauty businesses...

Njera Perkins

Dec 21, 2020