Message from our founder:
BLACKAMAZING, founded by me, Quan P. started as a smaller blog on Tumblr, under a different name. The blog was created while I was attending a predominantly white institution (i’m so glad that I left). My experiences with racism and discrimination opened my eyes to the world around me. During that year, the Trayvon Martin incident was unfolding and sparked racial tensions on campus.
I realized that as a black man, the world isn’t designed to ensure my safety, comfortability and success.
I had been sheltered all of my life up until that point and the combination of these factors led me to embark on a journey of self discovery to gain a deeper understanding of black identity.
Overwhelmed by things that I saw in the media and the lack of diversity on campus, I began to create my own space online. I wanted it to be a place where I could see positive black representation and connect with people that shared similar interests.
I thought to myself, we are so much more than how we are portrayed in the media. We are artists, leaders, business owners, inventors and the list goes on.
At the top of 2016, I knew that it was the right time to expand this blog into an official site and brand. Continuing to fulfill the mission that I had for my smaller site, I want to bring all of the achievements, talented individuals, heart-warming candid moments and more under a new roof, on a bigger platform.
BLACKAMAZING highlights business owners and organizations as well as those supporting important causes and working to expose more dimensions of black representation.
In less than a year, BLACKAMAZING has garnered global support and continues to expand. We reach audiences in the United States, Nigeria, Ghana, France, Brazil and more.
BLACKAMAZING to me is everything. It’s what fuels you to keep going when the world is telling you that you aren’t enough. It’s a random act of kindness. It’s what inspires you and empowers you. – Quan P. (Founder of BLACKAMAZING)