The BMe Vanguard Fellowship is for extraordinary leaders who desire to build more caring, prosperous communities. The BMe Vanguard Fellowship is an elite leadership experience designed and facilitated by leading global authorities on social innovation, media, public policy, narrative, race and culture. Our fellowship is for Black people who are committed to the Next Narrative for Black America.

The BMe Vanguard Fellowship is an elite leadership experience designed and facilitated by leading global authorities on social innovation, media, public policy, narrative, race and culture. Our fellowship is for Black people who are committed to the Next Narrative for Black America.

The Benefits

  • Knowledge: Learn how to claim your expertise to take control of narratives about your community.
  • Influence: Engage audiences in the conversations of today through the media and other public forums.
  • Network: Join a family of over 300 Black leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, activists, and more.
Fellows in our programs range from the president of the largest Black-owned bank in the country to leaders of the Black Tech movement. Within months of joining the Fellowship, some became regular commentators on MSNBC, appeared on the Today Show, ran for office, and published New York Times bestsellers.
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Next Narrative for Black America

The Next Narrative for Black America campaign aspires to shift the discussion of racial equity from one based in denigrating distortions to one centered on the Black community’s aspirations and contributions to society. “We the Black People” must declare independence from deeply stigmatized renditions of who people say we are and love ourselves for who we truly are. To do so, we must adopt an agenda that honors our legacy, manifests the promise of all we aspire to be, and rooted in L.O.V.E. We must:

Love our culture, ourselves, and each other

Own our financial future

Vote to protect our interests

Excel in everything we do

Love. Own. Vote. Excel. L-O-V-E. The Black LOVE Agenda. Learn More.

Join the Fellowship

We are looking for remarkable Black men and women to join the fold of our award-winning network. APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 ARE NOW CLOSED.