Gumbo curates content, experiences, and opportunity that expand the narrative of Black life. Two common narratives of Black life exist in media today: celebrity entertainment and monolithic stereotypes. The vast majority of us live somewhere in the middle – everyday voices swallowed by systems designed not to reflect us. Gumbo’s vision is to expand this narrative and to make it more inclusive through content, programs, and systematic structures that level out the equity of representation.
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Black and Brown communities are filled with talent. But opportunities can be hard to come by, especially when steady media narratives are driven by monoliths or entertainment and celebrity. Much in our communities remains unseen, and we’re calling on all emerging artists to help us bring it to light. In the spirit of shining a spotlight, we open our call for submissions to any and all Black creatives—of all identities, expressions, backgrounds, abilities, personalities, and communities (including global)—to submit. Creators of selected work will be notified, credited, and compensated for their contributions. Read more about our submissions process by clicking here.