"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.



BLK SHP is a "loose guild" and movement of leading creative thinkers, writers, policy-makers, artists, entrepreneurs,investors, and social entrepreneurs. The mission of BLK SHP is to build and nurture ecosystems that help unlock the creativity and voices of socially conscious innovators, while providing a platform to create and disseminate cutting-edge thought leadership, art & culture, and socially influential ventures to a wider public.

BLK SHP is a very diverse and inclusive organization. Anyone can be a BLK SHP, so long as they are working and acting creatively, in concert with the mission. When asked to define BLK SHP values, we like to refer to the 5Cs (creativity expressed):

+ Curiosity: an openness to all diverse points of view, as well as a thirst for learning and growth.

+ Conviction: the ability to articulate and stand for a specific point of view about problems.

+ Courage: the willingness to be misunderstood, sometimes for long periods of time, despite conventional wisdom.

+ Collaboration: generous, humble, and eager to work with others, regardless of social position or status.

+ Contribution: get sh*t done, create social value, and measure outcomes.

We have only one rule: “No Assholes.” BLK SHP uplift one another in all creative and artistic pursuits.