New Advocacy Organization Launches: Full Color Future

New Advocacy Organization Launches: Full Color Future


We are innovators, creators, entrepreneurs and advocates of color. We believe the Internet provides unprecedented opportunity to build businesses, share stories, and spark movements for justice. We work with policymakers to ensure that future opportunities are available to everyone. We celebrate the genius and leadership abundant in our communities.

On Tuesday, November 28, Tuesday in Washington D.C., Full Color Future, a new think tank and advocacy organization, unveiled the Full Color 50 — an exclusive list of creators, entrepreneurs and advocates of color, who in spite of the barriers people of color face, are leading an exciting national renaissance of tech and media.

View the Full Color 50 list in its entirety here.

The Full Color 50 list was curated by Full Color Future, a new advocacy organization ensuring that people of color are at the table, fully participating, and can exert power in the press, government, politics, pop culture, and beyond on tech and media issues. The organization acts as a resource for the press and policy makers on how tech and media issues affect creators, entrepreneurs, and communities of color.

“The Full Color 50 lifts up the work of the best innovators of our time. From the press, government and politics to pop culture, each of our honorees are leading policy and cultural conversations that shape our nation’s tech and media future,” said Brian Woolfolk, founding executive director of Full Color Future.

Honorees include a broad cross section of innovators representing finance, government, creators, entrepreneurs and advocates of color on tech and media issues:

— Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner; Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
— Victor Arias, Jr., Global Leader Diversity and Inclusion, Korn Ferry; Chairman, Latino Business Action Network
— Matthew Morgan and Jocelyn Cooper, Co-Founders, AFROPUNK
— Dallas Goldtooth, Co-Founder, “1491’s”; Keep It In the Ground organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network
— María Teresa Kumar, President & CEO, VotoLatino
— Kristy Tillman, Head of Communication Design, Slack
— Cayden Mak, Executive Director; 18 Million Rising
— Beatriz Acevedo, Co-Founder, MiTu

Full Color 50 honorees were recognized at a private launch reception for Full Color Future at Google’s offices in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke