With accessibility to sports a barrier for minorities, Nike’s new talk show FM Broadcast is tapping into the frequency of the future in an effort to diversify the sporting landscape. How can efforts to improve social inclusion and representation change the world of sports for the better?
The Open Source Afro Hair Library will expand access to 3D-modelled Black hairstyles to tackle the underrepresentation of realistic Black characters in video games and other animated projects. People not only want accurate virtual representation but an understanding of their culture and identities.
Black art has long been at the centre of American culture, but Black artists have rarely been adequately credited or paid for their work. Blacktag aims to remedy this. The streaming platform is aimed squarely at Black audiences and voices, with fair payment for creators a key part of its appeal.
The company Awaken aims to create a compassionate space for uncomfortable workplace conversations. Running thought-provoking workshops around inclusion and social justice, its principles are built on long-term commitment to DEI, rather than knee-jerk reaction initiatives.
Centered around the experiences and opinions of Black users, Black Twitter is a subculture on the platform where Black voices are unfiltered. This collective explores Black identity and demonstrates the positive impact of community in times of crisis and racial injustice.