This year’s CultureCon was the place to be — especially with it being held in a city that Black culture lives, breathes, and sleeps. What’s more, Twitter’s Culture and Community team joined in on the fun with events that showcased the brand’s commitment to holding space for Black creatives. “Our main goal is [always] to have people walk away feeling inspired, empowered, and armed with the resources they need to thrive and build their respective communities and businesses on Twitter,” God-is Rivera, Global Director of Culture and Community at Twitter, told AfroTech.
May 12, 2022
Creatives make the world go round and The Creative Collective NYC (CCNYC) is proof of it. Birthed in the one-bedroom of founder Imani Ellis, the organization has quickly become a safe place for creatives of colors to thrive. “I invited a few friends over and we all went around the room, sharing what we were going through and what resources we needed to succeed,” said Ellis, who also serves as the VP of Communications for NBC Universal. “It felt so incredible to realize that there were other creatives of color experiencing similar experiences – and we left feeling inspired.” Despite her original dreams to keep the group small, it has since grown into an ever-evolving community that is home to both creatives and young professionals of color.
May 3, 2022