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AT&T Dream in Black Black Future Maker

AT&T’s Dream in Black presents the return of Black Future Makers, a future-forward celebration of inspirational people in the culture. It is a month long program that showcases economic empowerment. Now in its fourth year, this celebration recognizes future-forward black change-makers shaping culture, advocating for diversity and inclusion, blazing trails and creating pathways for the next generation of black achievers. In the month of February,  a new group of Black Future Makers  was revealed every week. The honorees range from Grammy-award-winning music artists and media executives to social media influencers even artists like Georgie Nakima. AT&T is also shining a national spotlight on emerging artists and others to help them achieve their wildest dreams. 

This spot is just one of many ways AT&T is celebrating and uplifting the Black community while also framing what the campaign is really about – how all members of the community, even people who are not public figures – have it within them to be Black Future Makers. Central to the campaign is a free, public art exhibition at the AT&T Showcase in Dallas, featuring the visionary work of muralist and Black Future Maker Artist in Residence Georgie Nakima. In keeping with AT&T’s commitment to champion the ideals of economic empowerment and access to opportunity, Nakima’s commissioned work is comprised of original portraits capturing the campaign’s Black Future Makers in her organic, afro-futuristic style. In addition to Dream in Black’s celebration of Black Future Makers, AT&T is committed as a company to championing equality and supporting the Black community beyond the month of February.

The solo exhibition, “Georgie Nakima: To the Constellations of Ancestors in Our Bones, Thank You,” presents recent works by the artist in mixed media. It will be on display until March 31, 2022. “The gravity of collaborating with AT&T as a Black Future Maker has been deeply humbling and empowering,” said Nakima. “As an artist, I’ve committed my career to championing and uplifting voices of the diaspora with colorful and restorative imagery; I’m incredibly grateful to AT&T for using its platform to continue bringing this work to light. It is an honor and dream to host this retrospective exhibit of my life’s work while celebrating the beauty and growth of our community and generation.”


AT&T Honors Change Makers Who Are Powering Possibilities
and Empowering the Impact of Black Culture

AT&T reveals its IG Spaces Dream Talk, “Boldly Moving Forward,” with Black Future Makers VINCINT and Zerina Akers hosted by Black Future Maker alumnus Terrence J. The company also announces its fourth group of 2022 Black Future Makers including husband and wife music artists Tobe and Fat Nwigwe; writer and podcast host Darian Symone; TV producer and showrunner Rikki Hughes; entrepreneur Trell Thomas; blogger and culture curator Willie Greene and financial expert Eric Patrick. Last week gospel artist Jekalyn Carr; singer-songwriter and music producer Ne-Yo; motivational speaker Eric Thomas; hip-hop artist BAS, fashion designer Timeekah Murphy and music executive Craig King were also revealed as 2022 Black Future Makers with one-of-a-kind portraits including a living portrait of Meagan Good. The portraits were inspired by the afro-futuristic artwork of Black Future Maker and Dream In Black artist-in-residence Georgie Nakima. 

Instagram Spaces Dream Talk- February 21, 2022; Instagram: 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. PST

AT&T believes that access opens the door to opportunities that help create equality for all. The Black Future Makers campaign is just one of many ways the company continues to invest in programs that honor and elevate Black leaders of tomorrow to support them in reaching their fullest potential.

Consumers are also invited to participate in the Black Future Maker contest for a chance to win $10,000 to invest in their dreams. ** Official rules at attdreaminblack.com/contest **

For more information, contact Leslie Gay at lesliegaypr@gmail.com.

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Last modified: March 2, 2022