In recognition of Black History Month, Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, reflects on the state of economic justice in the U.S.
‘Viewpoints’ invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League.
Hormel Foods employees commemorate MLK Day and Black History Month with an essay competition for elementary and middle school students from across the country
March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Three winners of the eighth annual Hormel Foods MLK essay contest visited the Hormel Foods corporate offices today to read their winning essays to company employees. The students – Patrick Brown from Little Rock, Ark., Blessyn Champ from Minneapolis, Minn., and Ben Kim from Atlanta, Ga. – claimed the top honors among hundreds of entries from 19 different schools this year. Their visit to the corporate office marks the second time the company has invited essay winners in for a reading.
Over the years, brands have leveraged Black History Month to create campaigns and activations that celebrate and honor the culture, history and successes of black people. In an era when consumers care about meaningful and Purpose-driven messaging, how do companies commemorate Black History Month without seeming inauthentic? The task should be approached delicately and respectfully, as consumers often critically evaluate the authenticity of Black History Month activations.
Erica Motley discovered her passion for engineering at age 12 while on a tour of a water treatment plant. Part of a STEM summer camp she was attending, the tour opened her eyes to how one facility can impact countless people—and how one program can introduce a young student to a career in making things work.
Today, Erica is a lead technologist and deputy program manager at Booz Allen and hard at work exposing students and coworkers to similar valuable connections.
By Naccaman "Nac" Williams II, Sales Strategy and Planning Analyst, Jimmy Dean Refrigerated
“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” – Desmond Tutu
Black History Month is a month-long celebration of all things that recognize the achievements, struggles, and the heritage of Black Americans and their communities. We should not forget the dark times where Black people were considered property or couldn’t frequent the same establishments as their White counterparts or a time where Black voices were simply not heard.
In honor of Black History Month, learn how Johnson & Johnson has made it a mission to help address disparities in healthcare—from partnering with the Black AIDS Institute to reduce HIV infection rates to improving representation in clinical trials.
Campaigns to increase bone marrow registration. Leadership training for nurses. A push for diversity in clinical trials. These are just a few of the ways that Johnson & Johnson is striving to help transform the health of African-Americans and other minorities.
13th Annual Black History Month Program brings together GM employees and the community
February 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The General Motors African Ancestry Network (GMAAN), in partnership with Cadillac, discovered “The Power of Reinvention” during its 13th annual Black History Month Program. This year’s theme acknowledged the power of the organization’s collective history born out of diverse experiences to bring together GM employees and the community.
Cadillac has a long history of supporting African American doers, innovators and artists through strategic brand partnerships.
Employees share the importance of celebrating Black History Month
Since 1976, February has been a designated month to honor the accomplishments of black Americans and celebrate their contributions to our culture and history. Black History Month and other history and heritage celebrations support Duke Energy’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. According to Duke Energy’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Joni Davis, these holidays give us an opportunity to better understand the rich traditions and cultures of Duke Energy's employees, customers and communities it serves.
February is Black History Month, and many companies celebrated the month by hosting events and highlighting African American employees and icons that have inspired us and shaped history. Yet, nearly two months after the close of Black History Month, Spotify has announced that "Black History Is Happening Now.” The streaming service is debuting a multi-approach effort aimed at challenging the limited timeframe celebrating the achievements of black creators and instead encouraging their creativity year-round.