CBCF Announces Virtual Braintrust

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April 19, 2021      

Erica Nash-Thomas

WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) today announces the next session in the “Policy for the People” Virtual Braintrust Series. On April 22, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET, the virtual braintrust will highlight the perils and possibilities for Creators of Color in the online economy.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic drastically affected how people conduct business and created an opportunity for creatives and entrepreneurs to use social media platforms to develop and expand their brands and business ideas. This virtual braintrust will explore how creators of color use technology and their personal experiences to produce content and engage with a global audience, discuss systemic challenges from the lack of representation online and examine how informed policy could influence creators of color and communities of color in the future.

Invited participants and speakers include Rep. Hank Johnson; Kim Tignor, Executive Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice; and Aysha Harun and Tarek Ali, both members of the #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of 2021. The panel will be moderated by David Johns, Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition.

Registration for the virtual braintrust is free and open to the public. Visit: to register and learn more. The official hashtag for the CBCF “Policy for the People” Virtual Braintrust Series is #POLICYFORTHEPEOPLE.


Established in 1976, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is a non-partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational institute committed to advancing the global Black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public. For more information, follow @CBCFInc on Instagram and Twitter and visit


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