Instagram Announces New "Black Perspectives" Initiative

Hoping to give Black creatives a new platform to help leverage their talent and gain exposure, Instagram has just announced a new initiative called “Black Perspectives” – a project designed to support Black creatives. “Black Perspectives” will also support creatives that are giving back to their community with opportunities like educational workshops, and more. 

In the UK, Instagram is collaborating with four Black creatives and will give them an opportunity to push their own initiative on a larger platform. LGBTQ+ youth worker and community builder Tanya Compas will launch a two-day boot camp designed to help LGBTQ+ youth break down stereotypes through content creation. GUAP co-founder Ibrahim Kamara will launch a six-week workshop session called #TheBrief and Kiss FM host Henrie Kwushue will launch Free Game, an exclusive content series. Lifestyle influencer Estare Areola, will also launch her content challenge series The Creator Quest.