By: T. Felder
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 2/18/21 – AT&T is back with its 4th annual Dream in Black program, Black Future Makers, a month-long program that highlights its inductee’s commitment to economic power in the Black community.
It recognizes Kirk Franklin, John Legend, and Meagan Good. All of them are shaping culture and advocating for equity, which is creating opportunities for the next generation of Black luminaries.
“At AT&T, we believe that access opens the door to opportunities that help create equality for all. That is why we will continue to invest in programs like Black Future Makers that honor and elevate this community to support them in reaching their full potential.” – Corey Anthony, SVP, Chief Diversity and Development Officer.
All the 2022 honorees will be featured in a video portrait inspired by muralist and Black Future Maker, artist in residence Georgie Nakima. The free public art exhibition, which opened in Dallas, TX on February 1st, will showcase original portraits capturing the campaign’s Black Future Makers in her organic Afro-futuristic style. Nakima said, “The gravity of collaborating with AT&T as a Black Future-Maker has been deeply humbling and empowering,” said Nakima. “As an artist, I’ve committed my career to champion and uplifting voices of the diaspora with colorful and restorative imagery. I’m incredibly grateful to AT&T for using its platform to continue bringing this work to light. It is an honor and dream to host this retrospective exhibit of my life’s work while celebrating the beauty and growth of our community and generation.” Nakima’s mixed media art will be on display until March 31st.
Also featured this month will be the work of others in the Black small business community, including LA-based visionary filmmakers Chris and Bevin Scholar, and award-winning fashion entrepreneur Damien Lloyd. Their inspirational celebrity video portraits will be on display in AT&T retail stores across the country.
If you feel like you have what it takes to be the next Black Future Maker, then enter here http://att.com/dreaminblack for a chance to win $10,000, an AT&T device, and recognition.
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