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‘Queen & Slim’ Director Melina Matsoukas, Howard University Partner to Share Black Stories With Instagram

Instagram is honoring Black History Month this year by way of its #ShareBlackStories program — an inspiring call-to-action to encourage support of the global Black diaspora on its platform. The social media giant is now continuing its long-standing commitment to sharing Black stories with the help of its latest partnership with Howard University and famed music video director Melina Matsoukas. The award-winning film director — most known for her film “Queen & Slim” — has teamed with Howard University alongside Instagram to both amplify and support the stories of aspiring Black filmmakers through the Instagram x Share Black Stories “Future First” Reels Challenge in celebration of Black History Month, a press release shares. Announcing the @instagram Share Black Stories ‘Future First’ Reels Challenge with @msmelina . What will yours be? #ShareBlackStories — Howard University (@HowardU) February 8, 2021 According to an announcement, the newly-launched program...

Feb 9, 2021

These Black Artists Teamed Up With Instagram to Ignite Meaning Behind Juneteenth

Juneteenth has historically been a day in American history that’s not celebrated enough, but major brands and companies are hoping to change that this year. In light of recent tragic events, Black people and POC’s demands for social justice and real change in this country have sparked the start of a new revolution encouraging the world to take notes and listen. Storytelling during this time has taken on a new meaning for Black voices and to amplify those voices, Instagram is continuing their #ShareBlackStories initiative by partnering with three Black artists — Andrea Pippins , Marco Cheatham , and Mina Elise — to design a series of new stickers in celebration of Juneteenth. Credit: Instagram #ShareBlackStories has become a year-round storytelling movement on Instagram that amplifies Black voices and encourages freedom of expression and unique perspectives. For this year’s Freedom Day commemoration, Pippins, Cheatham, and Elise wanted to share their art which shows who they are as...

Jun 19, 2020