Black Lives Matter

Over the last week, we’ve mourned with our communities and been horrified by the injustices that have taken place across the country. We have the responsibility to do more: to represent our values by empowering, supporting, investing, and fighting for our Black and POC employees, clients and partners because Black Lives Matter. We must stand to not only be against racism, but be actively anti-racist each and every day.

Many of our collaborators, coworkers, friends of the agency and those featured in The One to Know have compiled resources to support and amplify our Black communities and take action to be anti-racist. We know this list in non-exhaustive and grows every day, but here is a place to start.

  • Sicily Sewell @sicilysierra has been consistently posting a variety of resources, including this video by @actdottv on systemic racism.
  • Jessica Nabongo @thecatchmeifyoucan has been sharing Black-owned businesses to support right now and has a highlight on her page called Buy Black.
  • Alicia Mara @aliciammara posted a list of books to read to combat racism and educate ourselves on the history of America’s systemic racism.
  • Leo Chan @levitatestyle reposted a message from Sabir Peele, @mensstylepro, in which he tells of his life experience as a Black man and about allyship & standing up for each other as humans.
  • D1A’s Creative Strategist, Adaobi Ugoagu @disorderlyfashion, created #cashoutwednesday to drive people to activate their solidarity by posting screenshots of donations made to Black organizations.
  • Grace Bukunmi @bukunmigrace has been sharing organizations to donate to, including screenshots of her personal donations, numbers to call and text to speak to representatives and officials, and encouraging her community to vote and activate.