The Ones To Know: Black History Month Edition 2024

  • Text Tiffany Gilpin & Tyniece McKelvey
  • Design Aodan Reddy

To celebrate Black History Month, The Ones to Know and The Get Together, Day One’s Black/African Descent Employee Resource Group, are highlighting their favorite Black creators and entrepreneurs. We recognize the versatility and dedication it takes to be a business owner and the significant contributions each of them makes to their communities. We applaud them year-round for shaping culture now and in the future.

Imani Ellis

Founder and CEO of The Creative Collective & CultureCon

Ellis is the founder of The Creative Collective which creates a safe space for Black and Brown creatives to find community, resources and skills to succeed in a competitive market.

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Shavone Charles

Founder & Creative Director of Future of Creatives and Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion Communications at TikTok

In her role at TikTok, Charles continually pushes for Black and underrepresented creators' voices to be heard. She is also the author of "Black Internet Effect," was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and is the founder of Future of Creatives.

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Bruce and Glen Proctor

Founders & Designers of BruceGlen

Twin brothers Bruce and Glen are the designers of the self-titled brand, BruceGlen. They started making bags and accessories but expanded to making an array of sustainable and colorfully fashion pieces.

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Brooks Welch

Music Curator & DJ

Welch is a music head, curator, DJ, and the old soul behind SoulSugarJoint, a platform and community of 100K+ R&B/Soul listeners who share a passion for the timeless genres.

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