*Black Gold received a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund through Global Ties U.S. More information can be found here.
Black Gold is an ongoing project that was created to celebrate the Black entrepreneurs and creatives in Japan whose success stories often go untold, inspire Black youth to study abroad and raise the current abysmal rate of 5.5%, and strengthen relationships with the Black and Japanese communities in Japan. This project has gained immense support from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Tokyo Embassy, the National Association for Black Engagement with Asia, many famous creatives including Baye McNeil and Matthew Jordan Smith, and many more organizations and individuals. We have completed shows in Tokyo, Yamaguchi, and Yokohama. We have three planned exhibitions at Wright State University, The Ohio State University, and Delaware University this fall.