We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive environment, and our beautiful pages feature work and writings from folks from all backgrounds. However, we understand that systemic oppression against Black folks is stronger and more pernicious than against others, and that it is our responsibility to help them in any way we can.
That’s why, in situations where we outsource work, we only hire Black artists going forward. This is in line with our goal of uplifting voices, while lowering down others.
Further: our goal is to not only provide these artists with opportunities, but to also make sure that they are paid equitably for their work.
Representation matters, and we all have a duty to make sure Black folks are given the same opportunities and recognition as others. By only hiring Black artists, we are creating a fairground for Black voices to be heard and their work to be celebrated, a college for the nurturing of previously suppressed Black genius, and an action-first equity model for others to emulate.
We believe with all of our heart that supporting Black causes and people is more important than ever. Recent justice-forward protests have made it clear that systemic racism is still a major issue in our society and that we must all take an active role in creating change. We hope to be a part of that change and to help build a better, unapologetically Black-positive, tomorrow.
Please let our charge into the future inspire you to follow suit and support Black folks in your own communities and respective industries. Together we can and will make sure that everyone are equally valued.
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