In honor of Black History month, Urban One and AT&T launched “Black Future Makers,” the campaign highlights emerging entrepreneurs.
“Urban One is happy to be once again partnering with AT&T for their Black History Month initiative entitled Black Future Makers,” commented Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay, EVP, One Solution. “AT&T’s continued commitment to highlighting Black voices and stories speaks volumes about their commitment to the Black community at large. Moreover, their investment in Black-owned companies like Urban One is vital to our long term viability. We plan to continue amplifying this message well beyond this month.”
The video series will follow three black business owners: Marcus Carter, Kenya Blane, and Gillissha Cox.
Filmmaker Devon Franklin will interview each entrepreneur. Franklin will showcase the “future makers” accomplishments thus far, as well as the challenges their businesses have been facing. Cedric The Entertainer will then pair each of them will resources that will take their business to the next level.
“I recieved my undergraduate degree in Business with an emphasis in entrepreneruship,” says Franklin. “So I jumped at the chance to join AT&T Black Future Makers because I’m deeply committed to the present and future of black enterpreneurs. A Black Future Maker means to me someone Black who maximizes the present because what is yet to come is directly to what is done right now.
For the rest of February and into March, the video series will be available to stream on specific sites. The sites include iOnedigital, TV One, and Cleo TV.
Additional interviews will be available on Madame Noire and Bossip. On Madame Noire viewers will have a chance to enter in the “Black Future Makers” Contest. Winners will receive the title of Future maker and a prize of $10,000.
If interested, be sure to click here to view the contest rules.