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This Founder Created Melanin Moms Media to Connect Women of Color to Brands and Help Drive Revenue

In celebration of Black History Month, marketer and social influencer LaToyia Dennis launched a digital advertising and marketing firm for women of color. The national boutique firm coined Melanin Moms Media specializes in connecting women of color to brands and events to help drive revenue for those mom bloggers and influencers from marginalized backgrounds. Dennis was inspired to launch the firm after seeing the lack of resources and income opportunities for minority women in the economy. “Since joining the mom influencer community four years ago, I have met many amazing moms of color with stellar content that are still passed over for campaigns,” said Dennis in a press release. “With my experience in advertising sales, sponsorship activation, event production, and brand engagement, I decided the time was right to start a company that pulled my experience, expertise, and passion together to help moms of color influence the world. My mission is to help moms live a life of purpose,...

Feb 13, 2021

Actress Tika Sumpter and Media Exec Thai Randolph Launch Startup for 'Modern Moms of Color'

Minorities have fought for inclusion in the media and entertainment industry for years. The content we’ve become accustomed to seeing has been plain and uninspired, but in recent years we’ve begun to see a  shift in the landscape. Media platforms are becoming more personalized and purposeful in the content they deliver for and about minorities. Actress and producer Tika Sumpter took notice of this shift and wanted to contribute in her own way for her community. Now she’s teaming up with media executive Thai Randolph, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud digital comedy brand, to form a new lifestyle brand called Sugaberry . On Monday, Sumpter and Randolph launched The Suga podcast in partnership with Stitcher, and a part of Sugaberry , their media startup centered around motherhood for women of color. According to Variety , the idea grew from Sumpter’s frustration with the lack of online content and sense of community for Black moms. During her...

Mar 26, 2020