Facebook has announced a new $25 million funding program in order to support diversity and inclusion to assist black creators.
“We want to empower the next generation of Black storytellers to become successful. By participating in this initiative, creators will receive the support they need to help them propel their careers to the next level, grow their community of followers and build a business across Facebook Inc’s family of apps.”
This program will be available for creators aged 18+ with at least 10,000 followers on either Instagram or Facebook. This initiative is part of Facebook’s commitment to supporting diverse voices. The company is working to improve its efforts following the latest #BlackLivesMatter protests. Along with this Facebook is also running few events in August as a part of National Black Business Month which will focus on promoting and appreciating the work of black-owned creators and businesses.
Facebook is also looking to work with civil rights groups to look into their concerns which lead to the Facebook ads boycott though the main focus was on inharmonious comments posted by US President Donald Trump. Facebook has a long way to go but few initiatives like this will help to better the representation even though Facebook does not wish to meet all the suggestions by civil rights groups. If you are interested you can check and apply for the Facebook black creator program.