Mental health awareness has been an underlying theme in hip-hop for decades it just was not as clearly stated or respected until more recently.
I'm not a big activist, but if I make Calendly successful then my nephew and niece (my biggest motivations), have people in tech that look just like them.
It is no secret that television has a vital influence on the way we see ourselves and the perceptions that others have about those individuals who look like us.
I use media to shape the archetypes of what successful entrepreneurs of color, particularly black men, do look like, and could or should look like.
Be the African kid who says, “I'm going to be the first one who goes to Mars.”
To be a loved, yet misunderstood black man in America is nothing new.
One cannot fight oppression selectively. In an oppressive society, either we fight all forms of injustice or we become oppressors ourselves.
This dynamic animated film provides a narrative of race relations in America often ignored in our classrooms.
These themes of love, relationships, marriage, compromise, and loyalty are explored in substantial detail in the video’s companion piece Footnotes to “4:44”
His legacy will be one of a family whose blackness wasn't a color to ignore but a hue to celebrate.