The Melanin Mixer

connect. create. curate.

The Melanin Mixer is a global collective of immersive, art, music, tech and cultural events - connecting melaninated millennial communities across the African diaspora. 

Each event is specially curated to celebrate and uplift people of African descent through movement, sound and words that connect our past, present and future.

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WeWork Creator Awards
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

WeWork Creator Awards

Join WeWork for The Creator Awards, as they celebrate creators, entrepreneurs and innovators. The event will feature a job fair, live music, free food, and an open bar for toasting the winners. Because big ideas deserve big celebrations.


What are the Creator Awards?

WeWork is committing more than $20 million to innovative projects and the people behind them. This global competition is open to entrepreneurs, artists, startups, and nonprofits—anyone who embodies our mantra, “Create Your Life’s Work.”
Learn more at creatorawards.wework.com.

Entry to this event is free with your RSVP.

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We The Media
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

We The Media

A conversation between prominent independent media founders and influencers discussing the current and future trends in this new media landscape ranging from social media to traditional media.

Panelists

Lindsey Day - Co Founder of CRWN Magazine

Rhonesha Byng - Founder of Her Agenda

Devon Johnson - Founder of Bleu Life Media

Jon Jackson - Co Founder of Blavity

Moderator

Gia Peppers - On Air Talent & Entertainment Journalist

Ticket Price: $7

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Black Women Talk Tech: The Secrets of Getting Acquired Workshop
Oct
17
8:30 AM08:30

Black Women Talk Tech: The Secrets of Getting Acquired Workshop

Join Black Women Talk Tech as they demystify the steps it takes to get that billion dollar exit. Learn the importance of scaling up, profitability, brand equity and ultimately achieving acquisition from a larger company. This workshop is recommended for entrepreneurs who currently own and operate a profitable business.  

This exclusive event is by invite or application only. Ticket cost once accepted is $50. 

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C Suite Coach & Google Presents: Digital Strategies for Small Businesses
Oct
5
to Oct 26

C Suite Coach & Google Presents: Digital Strategies for Small Businesses

Join Google Digital Coach and CEO of C-Suite Coach Angelina Darrisaw this October, as she shares how to leverage the digital ecosystem to scale and grow your small business.

Hear from other industry leaders, and creators and entrepreneurs of color including Angela Yee and Lisa Price on how they navigated challenges and achieved success in their respective industries. We look forward to seeing you there!

Each event is free with RSVP.

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Melanin at Oscar Presents: Black Trivia
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Melanin at Oscar Presents: Black Trivia

Issa Trivia Night for the Culture! Join our friends at House Party Games for Black Trivia Night, Presented by Oscar Insurance's Black Employee Resource Group - Melanin.

Enjoy complimentary food, libations, music by Spotify and prizes courtesy of the NY Knicks and House Party Games.

Space is limited, hit the link below to RSVP to this exclusive event!

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Encounter Mountain Retreat for Black Creatives: Presented by Kareem Taylor Communications, Inc
Aug
25
to Aug 27

Encounter Mountain Retreat for Black Creatives: Presented by Kareem Taylor Communications, Inc

Self-care for the creative soul. Enjoy yoga, inspiring keynote speakers, dancing, honesty hour, s’mores night by the campfire, mastermind sessions, set against a picturesque mountain backdrop. See all details at EncounterCamp.com.

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind weekend full of connection with fellow black geniuses.

We’re taking creative entrepreneurs, ruckus-makers and professionals ninety minutes away from LA for one weekend to soak in creative inspiration and, at the same time, unplug.

Whether you work for a big corporate giant, run your own small business or freelance, you'll find that Encounter is the right mix of fun and growth-minded activities.

Official sponsors include KIND, 1987 Juices, Rise Brewing Co., SCOUT BOOKS, The Tea Spot, Health-Ade Kombucha, General Assembly and Skillshare.

Ticket Prices: $349 – $1,495

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Her Agenda Presents: Creating Your Business Advantage Online
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Her Agenda Presents: Creating Your Business Advantage Online

Join Google Digital Coach and CEO of C-Suite Coach Angelina Darrisaw, as she shares key trends in the small business ecosystem, and how business owners, freelancers, bloggers and entrepreneurs can create compelling ads by leveraging analytics.

Valeisha Butterfield, Head of Black Community Engagement for Google and Veronica Webb, founder of WebbOnTheFly.com will also share their insight with attendees as business owners and entrepreneurs. This event is free with RSVP.

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Gif It For The Culture: Presented by 20/20 Shift
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Gif It For The Culture: Presented by 20/20 Shift

In this immersive workshop, GIPHY's Culture Editor Jasmyn Lawson will show you how to turn your content skills into a sustainable career. Jasmyn will discuss her professional journey, what she does daily to create content for the culture, and how to use GIPHY's tools to create engaging content.  

Ticket Price: $75

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Tap The Future: Presented by Miller Lite
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Tap The Future: Presented by Miller Lite

Join Co-Founder of Fubu and serial entrepreneur Daymond John in his search for the next great business. Watch entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas for their chance to win $100,000. Miller Lite Tap the Future connects entrepreneurs with VC's, giving them the opportunity to pitch their businesses for the grand prize of over $100K. This event is free with RSVP.

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The Melanin Mixer Presents: Misappropriation Protecting Your Brand in The Digital Space
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

The Melanin Mixer Presents: Misappropriation Protecting Your Brand in The Digital Space

Join The Melanin Mixer for an engaging discussion on how to protect your company from the pitfalls of brand infringement in the digital space and beyond.
 
From trademarks to LLCs, to copyrights hear from legal professionals, entrepreneurs and creators on how they got their start. Including tips on how to grow your online presence while protecting your brand in an ever shifting digital environment.

Light refreshments will be served. This is event is free with RSVP.

Panelists Include:

Nakia D. Hansen, ESQ | Of Counsel, Odegard Law

Kaine J. Hampton, ESQ | Of Counsel, Viacom

Ronald Draper | Artist and Director of Contemporary Arts and Culture at Harlem Hospital Center

Ashley Sutton | Entertainment Marketing Professional & Author

Alyssa Menard & Darnell Gilet | Owners and Creators of House Party Games

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The Reserve: Presented by Driven Society
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

The Reserve: Presented by Driven Society

Co-produced by Driven Society and Denayja Reese, The Reserve is a showcase and creative marketplace for brands, products and services. The Reserve brings some of Brooklyn and NYC's most creative minds in fashion, marketing, business and tech together to support Millennial owned businesses.

Ticket Price: $7

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Practice Pop-Up Brooklyn: Presented by BlkCreatives & 20/20 Shift
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Practice Pop-Up Brooklyn: Presented by BlkCreatives & 20/20 Shift

The Practice Pop-Up is a new way for creatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals to get things done. 20/20 Shift’s co-founders Ariel Lopez and Janel Martinez will serve as our ‘Mentors of the Day’  and be on hand answer your questions and provide support as your work on your respective projects. 

Ticket Price: $22.85

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Black Wealth Collective
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Black Wealth Collective

If you are interested in being a part of this EXCLUSIVE Black Collective focused on building wealth via collective investments, then join us. We are coming together, not to talk some more about what is wrong in our communities, but to take action in building collective wealth, one investment at a time.  

Registration cost is $35 before APRIL 30th, $65 before MAY 30TH and $100 thereafter

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Meeting of the Minds: Job Innovation in Media
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Meeting of the Minds: Job Innovation in Media

Presented by MiMConnect

In this evolving media landscape, digital disruption continues to redefine what media is, how it’s consumed and the skills required to be a maven.

MiMConnect focuses on positioning yourself in the driver’s seat so you can elevate your industry knowledge and create the wave -- not ride it.

Hear from influential curators of color in the media industry on how they navigate the media shifts and dare to be innovative.

On Thursday, May 18th, MiMConnect hosts its first installment of an interactive panel series.
Meeting of the Minds curates a community soundboard where you're challenged to to Stay Hungry, Stay Innovative and Stay Valuable

Free with RSVP

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