Black History Month

Resources for Black Creative, Marketing and Technology Professionals.

Onward Search is proud to honor and celebrate Black History Month. This is a time when we pay tribute to the achievements of African Americans and recognize the vast contributions they’ve made to our culture.
We realize there are countless outlets to learn about the triumphs and heritage of these American pioneers, and that no one is turning to a staffing agency for this information.


Thus, we are choosing to use our platform to educate and inspire the next generation of Black leaders in the creative, marketing and technology space so that they may someday be recognized and revered for their contributions to their individual fields.

 Resources for Black Creative Professionals

Blacks Who Design

Blacks Who Design is a directory for inspiring Black designers to highlight their work to their community and potential employers.

How to get involved:
Nominate a Black Designer whose voice is valuable to the design community.


#blkcreatives offers content, products, and experiences to improve the mental, emotional, and financial well-being of Black creatives.

How to get involved:
Add yourself to their creative directory.

All Black Creatives

All Black Creatives’ goal is to provide an ecosystem of resources, mentorship, job opportunities, and spaces to give back to black talent.

How to get involved:
Memberships opportunities for creatives who want to improve their skills or help the community.

People of Craft

People of Craft is a growing showcase of creatives of color and their craft in design, advertising, tech, illustration, lettering, art, and more.

How to get involved:
Nominate yourself or a colleague to be included in the showcase.

 Resources for Black Marketing Professionals

African American Marketing Association (AAMA)

The AAMA strives to foster the growth and professional development of African-American marketers, creatives, and entrepreneurs through networking and collaboration.

Onward Search is proud to be an inaugural sponsor of the group.

How to get involved:
They are currently offering free memberships to the group on their website.

Black Marketers Association of America (BMAA)

BMAA strives to help Black/African American marketing professionals develop their skillset(s), expand their professional network and start and/or build their own business.

How to get involved:
Membership coming soon. See how you can get involved.

Hire Black Marketers

Hire Black Marketers is a directory of Black marketing talent looking for full-time, freelance and consulting opportunities.

How to get involved:
Join the directory.

Federation of African American Advertisers and Marketers (FAAAM)

FAAAM exists to champion the inclusive and authentic representation of African Americans in marketing and advertising.

How to get involved:
Get industry job postings, news and events in your inbox.


ColorComm is the nation’s leading women’s platform addressing diversity & inclusion across the communications, marketing, advertising, and media industries.

How to get involved:
Paid membership connects you with smart and savvy women who will contribute to your professional and personal development.

 Resources for Black Technology Professionals

Blacks In Technology

Blacks in Technology provide resources, mentorship and content to help members establish new standards of innovation.

How to get involved:
They are currently offering free memberships which provide access to discounts on technical training, certifications, products, IT services, and exclusive professional networking and social events.

Afro Tech

Afro Tech offers news, podcasts and resources for “all things Black in Tech.”

How to get involved:
Submit an idea for a story or an essay you’d like to contribute.

Black Girls Code

Black Girls Code looks to increase the number of women of color in the digital space through exposure to computer science and technology.

How to get involved:
Donate to their cause.
Sign Up to volunteer.

 Resources for Black Job Seekers


#HIREBLACK offers exclusive events, resources and an invite-only member portal designed for the career advancement of Black womxn and their supporters.

How to get involved:
Request an invitation for access to social networking, exclusive events and professional development opportunities.


FindSpark is a community dedicated to setting up young professionals for career success and connecting employers to top, diverse young professional talent.

How to get involved:
Become a member to connect with employers, find new opportunities, enhance your network and develop skills that will help you find, land, and excel at your dream job.

Want to be included on this list?

Email us with your website and a one-sentence description of your organization for consideration.

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