We are #blkcreatives.

Our mission is to provide Black creatives with community, resources, and opportunities for their overall advancement.We are not a non-profit, we’ve made it our literal business to serve Black creators.

We get you and we got you.

Culture does not exist without Black creativity.

#blkcreatives (pronounced hashtag Black creatives) is a digital collective built to keep smart, talented, and skillful Black creatives, like yourself, from giving up.

Our collective of creators is a tribute to Black creativity through experiences, content, and products that honor our culture’s past, nurture our present, and help us continue to build toward the future. We are here to preserve, sustain, and elevate Black creativity in all phases of its development and existence by nurturing the contributions of all Black creators.

We are building a future where Black creatives are acknowledged and supported personally and professionally.

As a lighthouse for unresolved talents, we want to help you move from doubt and uncertainty into confidence and clarity. However, we do not do this alone. We stand on the belief that true strength lies in community.

We are always in pursuit of progress not perfection, community over clout, authenticity over algorithms, freedom over fear.

Melissa Kimble

#blkcreatives’ founder

Melissa Kimble is a writer, cultural strategist, and community organizer with two hometowns – Chicago, Illinois and Memphis, Tennessee. Melissa’s impactful viral manifesto, ‘This world does not move without Black creativity’, reflects her work’s central theme and focus: preserving, producing, and prioritizing Black culture, creativity and stories, for the betterment of the world around us.

In 2012 Melissa founded #blkcreatives – the only digital collective providing genuine support for the Black creator while honoring Black creativity in all of its phases of existence and development. Through #blkcreatives, she has led, crafted, and executed digital experiences and activations for major media companies such as Lifetime, A&E, The HISTORY Channel, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Focus Features, Square, and The Voter Participation Center.

As a writer and strategist creating at the intersection of culture, creativity, and community wellness, Melissa has worked for iconic brands such as Golin, EBONY Magazine, and Burrell Communications for social strategy, and has written for various outlets including Glamour, Essence, Adweek, MTVNews, NBCNews Think, and Spotify’s Frequency.


Connect with Melissa via her website, X/Twitter and Instagram

Our Resource Board

We are here to assist you with accessing the resources you need to build the future you want for yourself, your community, and the next generation.

Our resource board includes job opportunities, grants, programs, and other resources for creative career development and overall wellness.

If you’re a creative looking for specific leads, opportunities, and resources that you are looking for, email admin@blkcreatives.com with that you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to find it.

Access It Here

Culture does not exist without Black creativity and your authentic connection to it begins here. Start the conversation today.

All offerings are created exclusively in-house:

  • Digital and Offline Watch Party Experiences
  • Digital and Offline Creative Workshops
  • Sponsored Editorial and Social Content

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The Collaborators

Meet some of the Black creatives whose work you see across #blkcreatives.