People We Can't Do Without

Project Partners

Our main project partner in Brazil is Instituto Mídia Étnica (IME) in Salvador, Brazil, with whom we co-produce our Brazilian content on these pages. IME is a dynamic non-profit organization working to bring a stronger Black presence to Brazilian media, and to build up the technological and entrepreneurial capacity of Afro-Brazilians across the country. IME operates a news portal, Correio Nagô, which includes announcements, articles, and videos pertaining to Afro-Brazilian issues. For more information, visit them at


Project Supporters and Champions

The Emerge Project would not exist without the steadfast support of the following individuals. These are the people who have rallied around us and given us life through their financial donations, business skills, social connections, and timely cheerleading:

  • Henry Marnghitr
  • Yele Agunbiade
  • Lizeka Mda
  • Mathatha Tsedu
  • Sarah Clancy
  • Margarita Pantelaki
  • The Potter’s House
  • Amarachi Lounge
  • Adam’s Inn
  • Christopher Mezaros
  • Christine PIggee
  • Adam Crain
  • Amy Weinbaum
  • Niki Gooding Rojas
  • Betsy & Stephen Peterson
  • Jessica Pokaski
  • Darryl Bailey
  • Paula Harris
  • Shawn Dudley-McClure
  • Hope Anderson
  • Rashelle Wynegar
  • Kangsen Wakai
  • Aminata Alharazim
  • Laurel Lichty
  • Jennifer Bullock
  • Kasey Jones
  • Elaine Heinzman
  • Suzie Abajian
  • Norisa Cordero