Fox Soul has teamed up with Black Enterprise for a content partnership that will bring original programming highlighting black creatives, executives and cultural movers and shakers as they continue their mission to celebrate black history in the making.
The first original series from the new partnership is the Economic Equity and Racial Justice Town Hall, One Year After George Floyd: Has Corporate America Made Good on its Economic Equity Pledges?, which is set to premiere on the platform on Thursday, June 10 at 7 pm EST.
“Partnering with FOX SOUL to broadcast Black Enterprise’s video content gives us the opportunity to expand our reach and continue to uplift, enlighten and educate audiences by telling positive black stories,” said Justin Barton, Vice President of Digital Strategy & Partnerships at Black Enterprise. “We look forward to showcasing our Digital Web Shows, Virtual Conferences and Economic Equity & Racial Justice Town Hall Series to the FOX SOUL audience on a daily basis.”
The premiere Town Hall episode in the series of seven is “One Year After George Floyd: Has Corporate America Made Good on its Economic Equity Pledges?”. Hosted by Manulife, Black Enterprise’s first special is a dynamic solutions-based dialogue, featuring the foremost leaders on corporate issues, business and social justice. Panelists will include CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers, Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump, Vice President of Talent Management at Manulife Tara John, Founder of Black Executive CMO Alliance Jerri DeVard, Infor Chairman Charles Phillips, and President & CEO Executive Leadership Council Michael C. Hyter.
In response to the brutal killing of George Floyd and the global unrest in its aftermath, corporate America has been challenged to confront systemic racism in the workplace as well as society as a whole. This session will focus on measures for Black advancement based on the series of corporate pledges to deal with past racial inequities. The initiatives include providing more opportunities for Black professionals in the workplace; increasing capital and procurement opportunities for Black-owned businesses; and ensuring corporate accountability to this renewed focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. To register for the event, visit here.
“I said from day one that FOX SOUL was about more than just streaming content. After the initial discussion with Black Enterprise, it became crystal clear that we had a shared vision to entertain, educate and inspire our culture. Black Enterprise has been elevating the culture for as long as I can remember and I’m honored that they see FOX SOUL as a valuable brand to align with. I look forward to this new partnership and what it has to offer,” said James DuBose, Head of FOX SOUL.
Black Enterprise’s Town Hall Series assembles business leaders, top corporate, executives, financial experts, and economists to examine such issues, advance strategic plans to close the wealth gap and, in turn, galvanize African Americans to act NOW! In presenting these roundtable sessions, Black Enterprise has also partnered with The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent global organization focused on developing Black corporate C-suite and board leaders who will serve as the Town Hall series sponsor for the entire series.
In addition to the Town Hall series, Black Enterprise will host a daily branded hour exclusively on Fox Soul, beginning June 14 from 5- 6 pm PST, which will include: From the Corner Office; Beyond the Hype; On the Clock: The New Norm; and Green Enterprise, among other titles.
Fox Soul is the Black community’s premiere free streaming platform serving Unapologetically Black, Consumable by all entertainment 365 days a year. Black Enterprise is the #1 Black media brand reaching more than 8 million unique visitors per month, and the premier business, investing and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Keep scrolling for the schedule for Fox Soul and Black Enterprises Town Hall series.
- July 8, 2021 – “Voter Suppression – How Black Business Leadership Will Protect & Preserve Our Franchise”
- September 9, 2021– “Homeownership & Wealth Building- Creating Pathways To Lasting Black Prosperity”
- October 14, 2021 – “Education- Ensuring No Black Child Will Be Left Behind”
- December 30, 2021– “Gaining A Seat At The Table”
- January 13, 2022 – “Black Business Development: Achieving Parity In Capital & Contracts”
- February 24, 2022 – “Criminal Justice Reform: Developing A Fair & Equitable System For All”
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