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Beyond the Post: Making Real Impact During Black History Month


Hey, we know it's almost Black History Month, and we want to share a few tips on how to honor this period authentically and meaningfully, especially in the world of social media.

In recent years, we've witnessed a surge in performative posts during Black History Month. While it's crucial to recognize and celebrate this month, it's equally important to ensure our actions go beyond just social media gestures.

1. Educate and Engage: Use your platform to share educational content about Black history and current issues. Engage with your audience in thoughtful discussions. It's not just about posting a quote or a picture; it's about fostering a deeper understanding and conversation.

2. Amplify Black Voices: Rather than speaking for them, use your platform to amplify Black voices. Share content from Black creators, writers, speakers, and thought leaders. Let their voices and perspectives be heard directly.

3. Support Black Businesses and Organizations: Use your reach to highlight and support Black-owned businesses and organizations. Consider partnerships or collaborations that can have a tangible impact.

4. Commit to Long-Term Action: Black History Month is not just a February thing. Commit to continuous learning and support throughout the year. Show your audience that your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is not limited to a month.

5. Reflect on Your Organization's Practices: Use this time to reflect on your organization’s practices related to diversity and inclusion. Are there areas where you can improve? Make this a part of your public commitment.

Social media is a powerful tool, but let's ensure that our actions extend beyond the digital realm. Let's make a real difference, not just for a month, but in a sustained and meaningful way.

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