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How the Black Lives Matter Movement is Using Stories and Science to Drive Change

Posted: February 24, 2017

We sat down with frank 2017 speaker Shanelle Matthews, director of communications for Black Lives Matters Global Network, and talked about the crucial role of strategic communications in the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Why I Am a frank Scholar

Posted: May 4, 2016

Dr. Natalie Tindall, associate professor in the Department of Communication at Lamar University, tells us about her experience at frank (scholar), the launch of the first ever frank (scholar) project and her efforts to build a new future for public relations.

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Shifting the Perspective on the Story of Slavery

Posted: April 13, 2016

AndACTION worked with Color of Change to participate in the official “Underground” live-tweet with cast members, creators and an enthusiastic audience for the the “Firefly” episode. Color of Change is a trusted and proven leader in racial justice, and AndAction were interested in seeing how they could connect the “Underground” audience to their work. Check out what happened.

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5 Black Artists Driving Change that You Need to Know

Posted: February 11, 2016

Art provides a unique engine for driving social change. In it's various forms, art can foster empathy through storytelling and provide a face for various issues. From poetry to visual art to music, art can reach new audiences in ways that touch their lives, give them hope and inspire them to take action. So, here are five black artists you need to know.

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5 Black Scholars Driving Change that You Need to Know

Posted: February 4, 2016

From public health to the front lines of the feminist, climate justice and #blacklivesmatter movements, these five scholars are driving change with their work.

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Fellow Friday: How to Trend Change

Posted: October 30, 2015

In this new series, we share blog posts from the 2015 Frank Karel Fellows. The Frank Karel Fellowship places undergraduate students who are first-generation college students and/or represent diverse racial, ethnic and social backgrounds in an 8-week summer internship within the communications team of a carefully selected nonprofit organization. Read about Marcia Puig-Lluch's experience at Wider Opportunities for Women.