Last week we continued the conversation around the inaugural class of Dream In Black Honorees. We talked about the members revealed for the third week, and how we think they influence our communities.
At the start of Black History Month I shared a blog post about the Dream In Black honorees for the first week, and details about the Twitter Party we had to kick off the celebration. In case you didn’t here are some details about the newly launched program.
What is Dream In Black 28 Black History Month?
For Black History Month 2019, AT&T will celebrate luminaries who have lifted the Black community and the world through their achievements and the future they have made possible. AT&T will offer a future-focused celebration of the Dream in Black 28 – a list of today’s hottest artist, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, entertainers
When Can I See the Full List
Each week seven (7) future makers from the Dream In Black 28 list are released and their stories are shared on www.att.com/dreaminblack. At the end of the month, everyone will see all 27 people honored on the inaugural list. The newly added members for the third week include:
Al Sharpton, Reginae Carter, Quincy Brown, Prince Ea, Kimberly Bryant, Anderson Paak, and Don Lemon. The inaugural Dream in Black 28 list consists of 27 of the most influential creators who are currently shaping Black culture and the 28th spot is reserved for a consumer changing the future in their community.
Wondering how you can become the 28th member of the Dream In Black 2019 Class? Check out all the details before, you have less than two weeks left to enter.
How Can I Be Added to the Dream In Black List?
By joining the Dream In Black 28 contest on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account and posting a still photo or
What Is the Contest Prize?
One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded: The winner will be named an honoree on the inaugural Dream in Black 28 list and will win a flyaway trip for two (2) to Hollywood, CA to attend one of
Find out more information can be found at www.att.com/dreaminblack and follow the hashtag on all social channels.
2019 Dream In Black Week Three Honorees
Young, black and talented
For Anderson Paak, Dreaming in Black means more than notoriety – it’s a tool for the growth and enrichment of underserved communities. In 2014, Anderson Paak released his debut EP Venice and in 2016 he signed to Dr. Dre’s notable Aftermath Entertainment label, where he later released follow up albums Malibu and Oxnard. A tirelessly community-minded spirit, Anderson Paak established the Brandon Anderson Foundation, which aims to uplift and create community safe spaces through cultural and musical programs. Last December, the foundation hosted its second annual
For Kimberly Bryant, Dreaming in Black means being the architect of an inclusive future for young black girls interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering
Richard Williams, better known by his stage name, Prince Ea, is a trailblazer in using his social platform to encourage the Black community to Dream in Black every day. Influenced by the conscious nature of the golden era of hip-hop, Prince Ea launched the “Make S.M.A.R.T. Cool” movement, contextualizing rap as an educational tool for black youth. In 2014, he again shifted focus, building a YouTube channel – with over two billion views – dedicated to delivering motivational and practical information on a variety of social issues. When Prince Ea isn’t dropping spoken word gems, he speaks at schools and conferences across the country.
Seasoned reporter and cultural critic Don Lemon is telling black stories with the urgency, dignity, and nuance they deserve. Lemon is most-known as the first-on-the-ground reporter during watershed moments impacting the African American community, such as the tragic unarmed shooting of teen Michael Brown; as well as the Ferguson protests that were sparked by Brown’s death. Though at times touted as controversial, Lemon’s commentary seeks to center black narratives, even if it means introducing inconvenient truths.
Although her father, Lil Wayne, is arguably one of the most influential rappers of his generation, 20-year-old Reginae Carter has chosen to embark on her own Dream in
Rev. Al Sharpton
Al Sharpton Dreams in Black by championing the unheard and advocating for social justice and reform. Over the course of his career – which includes mobilizing activists during the Howard Beach incident in 1986, the Crown Heights riots in 1991, and the tragic shooting death of Amadou Diallo in 1999 – Sharpton has been a penetrating voice in the African American community. He was a Democratic candidate for the 2004 presidential elections and served as an advisor to President Obama’s during his office.
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