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Queen Latifiah Kicks Off AT&T's Dream In Black History Month By Honoring the Now, New

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LOS ANGELES - Feb. 7, 2019 - EntSun -- During Black History Month, Dream In Black, an always-on platform created by AT&T to celebrate Black culture and the creators who shape it, is proud to honor the Dream In Black 28 Future Makers by unveiling its first-ever Dream in Black 28 list. This list will include 27 creators who have the courage to Dream in Black. In its inaugural year, Dream In Black has collaborated with Queen Latifah to curate a list that pays homage to the past and celebrates the future.

Beginning today, AT&T will reveal the first seven names of influential individuals on the list. The remaining names will be unveiled on the website each Friday in February for a month-long conversation around Black excellence.

Black Future Month is a future-forward celebration of 27 inspiring creators, including Queen Latifah, Devon Franklin, Zendaya, Van Jones and so many more who have dared to Dream in Black.

In addition to honoring the 27 celebrated leaders, AT&T will recognize one community contestant as the 28th Dream In Black 28 Future Maker. From February 1st – 28th, the public will have the opportunity to submit why they are a future maker in their community on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #DreamInBlack for the chance to join AT&T at one of Black culture's biggest events in entertainment.

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"Dream In Black is such an essential platform as we honor and inspire entrepreneurs, artist, activist and innovators in the African American community to power the possibilities for the future," said Angela Burguin, Director of Marketing at AT&T Hello Lab, Mobility and Entertainment. "We're excited to honor all of the exemplary names on the list and fuel a national conversation around their achievements as they encourage the next generation to continue to Dream In Black."

AT&T will also launch a custom emoji keyboard to enhance the consumer text message and social media experience. The keyboard will be updated year-round for continuous engagement with relatable expressions, gestures and symbols.

For many years, AT&T has supported organizations working to increase access to and entrepreneurship skill-building programs for underrepresented youths such as Black Girls Code. This year, as they continue to change the landscape of the technology industry by introducing young women of color to coding and STEM through workshops, hackathons and summer camps, AT&T is proud to donate $50,000 to support Black Girls Code's programming to prepare and fill the jobs of the future with talent and diversity.

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Embracing the black community is inherent to who we are and we recognize the spirit of entrepreneurism in the black community, so we always look for ways to connect with the Black community at every turn.

The Dream In Black 28 campaign will come to life on www.att.com/dreaminblack, where each week, new content will be featured from the honorees. Also, follow #DreamInBlack on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated on social media.

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