Atlanta has always been known as an epicenter for Black business + we can’t wait to talk about what’s next for the A.
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Square believes in a more inclusive future, and that Black businesses are not only crucial for that goal, they are also helping to pave the path. So, we’re working together to shine a light on some Black ATL entrepreneurs who are working towards that future, and paying tribute to the importance and influence of Black entrepreneurs all over the country.
Our chats are digital conversations with some of the sharpest, smartest, and compassionate Black creatives on Twitter.
Here are our special guests for both nights:
Mattie James creates dynamic digital content for my blog, podcast, YouTube channel & social media while partnering with household name brands. Over the last decade, she’s built a successful business as a full-time lifestyle influencer and organically grown her following to over 200,000 social media followers. With Bossfluence, she teaches influencers how to do the same.
King Williams is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, public speaker and soon-to-be author. He’s currently working on a revamp of my documentary film ‘The Atlanta Way: A Documentary on Gentrification’, an Associate Producer on the 2020 documentary on East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story, and author of Living Walls a history of the Atlanta street art movement from the arts organization Living Walls. Additionally, he is a former weekly columnist in Atlanta with The Saporta Report, an Atlanta Business Chronicle affiliated website from legendary Atlanta reporter Maria Saporta.
Kia Speaks is an unapologetic agitator, creating content that pushes the conversation forward. From digital campaigns and multimedia projects to thought-provoking articles, visuals and speeches, Kia tells stories that challenge, provoke, and move audiences into action. With over 15 years of communications experience, Kia has created award-winning digital campaigns that produced national and international media coverage, interviewed New York Times best-selling authors, Grammy-award-winning artists, and US ambassadors, and provided digital support for speeches and lectures by Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, and more.
Mike Jordan is a journalist, editor, copywriter, and content specialist based in East Point, Georgia, which is basically Atlanta but whatever. He was Thrillist Atlanta’s founding editor, and has worked with Cumulus Media, Chick-Fil-A, LaFace Records, Arista Records, Motown Records, CNN, The Huntsville Times, Radio One, News One, and InterContinental Hotels Group.
Junae Jordan is a Marketing and Event Planning pro from Harlem, New York. The “Beyonce of Marketing” as she is regularly referred to has always had a passion for connecting people and music. After obtaining a Bachelors in Business Management with a concentration in music she dove straight into work and has worked with the best of them at Sony Music, Columbia Records, and RCA Records. In these roles she has had the opportunity to spearhead projects and work behind the scenes in various capacities with top tier talent like; Beyonce, AC/DC, Chris Brown, Usher, J. Cole., Tyler The Creator, T.I., A$AP Mob, Bryson Tiller, G- Eazy, Goldlink, H.E.R., Nao, and Jazmine Sullivan.
The history, culture, and soul of America was built by Black people. Our future will be no different. It’s happening in places like Atlanta, and all over, with businesses like the ones featured in Square’s ‘The Future Is Built’ campaign. Learn more about it here and support the Black business ecosystem in Atlanta.
This is the energy that we’re nuturing next week and we hope you can join us on Twitter!
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