Miami FL.May 31, 2023– Let it be known and observed from now on that the month of June is Black Innovation Month! This proclamation is designed to ensure that Black Innovators around the Globe, from all walks of life and all industries are highlighted, celebrated, and supported throughout the month of June.

Around the world, people of African origin are undoubtedly enterprising, creative, and innovative. The medical, scientific, technological, social, and commercial fields are just a few of the many domains where Black Innovators have had a tremendous impact. Internationally, Black culture keeps reinventing itself and enriching humanity in countless ways. However, far too often, Black Innovation goes unrecognized, unappreciated, or misappropriated, and Black contributions to the world go unacknowledged.

Initiated by Kwamara Thompson, Serge Tchougo, and Marc Lissade, three entrepreneurs who represent the African Diaspora (Black American, Cameroonian, and Haitian, respectively), Black Innovation Month’s vision is to celebrate and connect Black Innovators globally and invite all to commemorate Black contributions and culture.

Organizers across the globe are invited to submit Black Innovation related events to Black Innovation Month. All approved events will be posted alongside featured events, including the Tech in Black Spaces initiative, focused on the entrepreneurial, innovative, and creative journeys of diasporic African Innovators based in the United States, TechTuesdays and What’s Next Wednesdays, She Builds Future Festival, Black Professional Network’s June Mixer, PS27 Ventures Black Founders Forum, Liberty City’s Juneteenth Celebration, the American Black Film Festival, Founders’ Live Miami, the Haitian Build with Tech Summit as well as Essence Festival just to name a few.

June is the perfect month for Black Innovation Month. Globally, the 30th of June is recognized by the African Union as the Day of Africa‘s Scientific Renaissance, ending the month in perfect alignment with Black Innovation Month’s mission. In America, the celebrations of Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, commemorate June 19, 1865, the day African-American slaves still in bondage two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation were freed.

Despite all the trials and tribulations, Black Innovators continue to succeed, thrive, and innovate. 

People of all backgrounds are invited to join the Black Innovation Month initiative in celebrating the many contributions Black Innovators have made to society, the world, and humanity.

For media inquiries please contact
Kwamara Thompson,
Founder, I’m a Black Woman Yes I Matter
Co-Founder, Black Innovation Month

Marc Lissade
Global Ecosystem Explorer | Community Builder | Innovation Activist
Co-Founder, Black Innovation Month

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