about us

We create educational experiences, resources, workshops, & programs that empower all blaq athletes regardless of age, gender, sport, or expertise.

We UN-apologetically educate, enhance & empower BLAQ Athletes and we’re committed to dismantling racism & systematic barriers within all sports, leagues, & supporting industries. We strategically position blaq students, athletes, professionals, retirees, & coaches towards success outside of the game.

We are a community of BLAQ educators, athletes, and leaders who understand the importance & power sharing knowledge, connecting people, and creating empowering professional development opportunities. We use culture & education to create impact.

We partner with universities, industries, leagues, teams, high schools, middle schools & non-profit organizations to deliver sustainable policies & reforms that reflect equality, equity, & empowerment for BLAQ Athletes on / off of the playing field.

How we can help


engaging workshops, tools & discussions that support athletes on / off the field of play


collaborative resources, experiences, & networking that enables access & opportunity


Creative & thoughtful programming built to provide awareness, access, impact & community.

The squad


Why BLAQ Athlete?

“If we do not address the root of the problem, who will? Too many for too long have and still are misusing and misrepresenting the BLAQ Athlete.”

– Dorian Smith, Co-Founder

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