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Patreon Announces Incubator And Community For Creators Of Colors With Creative Partner Issa Rae And More

Patreon has created a new program to help underserved creatives get themselves and their ideas funded. The creator-focused membership platform has announced Pull Up — an incubator to help creators of color not only gain access to capital but also resources and community to grow sustainable and profitable businesses — according to a press release. Anyone who identifies as a creator/ creative of color is able to join the community. Pull Up is supported by and builds on experiences of some of the biggest creators of color driving culture today including Issa Rae’s HOORAE, Amanda Seales’ Smart Funny & Black, Durand Bernarr, Jade Novah, Nicole Cardoza, Tim Chantarungsu, Blair Imani and Tina Yu, and more. “We are excited to be a part of Pull Up, powered by Patreon’s Creator Success team, who continue to be a champion for HOORAE on and off the platform,” said Issa Rae, creative partner for Pull Up powered by Patreon, according to the press release. “We share a core set of values in...

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 22, 2022

Clark Atlanta University Launches Incubator Initiative To Recruit Over 100 Future HBCU Presidents

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has announced a new groundbreaking initiative to set the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) up for future success. A press release reports that the university has launched the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) — an incubator that works to recruit and develop future presidents to run America’s 100-plus HBCUs. The first-of-its-kind program aims to preserve the legacy of HBCUs in this country and strengthen them as hubs for education, opportunity and upliftment in the Black community. “HBCUs have a clear value proposition and continue to be the standard-bearers of Black excellence across every sector of business and society. Through ELI, we are committed to identifying dynamic leaders who can advance the growth and sustainability of our institutions of higher learning,” Clark Atlanta University President, Dr. George T. French Jr. shared in a statement. “We invite leaders of industry – from Silicon Valley and Wall Street...

Njera Perkins

Apr 16, 2021