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As February unfolds, so does the opportunity to reflect on the rich tapestry of Black history and its profound impact on various sectors, including the regulated sectors in which we focus: real estate – home builders and developers, higher education, public health, and government. At October Social Media (OSM), we believe in the power of representation within the industries we serve.

Our mission goes beyond mere representation; through our work, we strive to amplify diverse voices and foster positive change. Join us in celebrating Black History Month by exploring significant figures and events within the industries we serve, and learn why we stand with pride in representing these industries.

Real Estate: Empowering Communities Through Property

Despite facing systemic barriers, African Americans have long played a significant role in shaping the real estate landscape. Take Biddy Mason, for example, who, born into slavery, defied the odds to become a successful real estate entrepreneur in 19th-century Los Angeles. By leveraging her earnings from midwifery to invest in downtown property, Mason built wealth for herself and contributed to her community’s growth and development. At OSM, we empower developers and homebuilders to share their stories, build project awareness, echoing Mason’s legacy of resilience and community impact.

Through strategic social media use, agencies can position themselves as authoritative sources of information, building public confidence and credibility.

Higher Education: Nurturing Excellence at HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been pillars of educational excellence and empowerment for Black Americans. With 10 HBCUs in Georgia alone, including institutions like Clark Atlanta University and Spelman College, these schools continue to play a vital role in fostering academic achievement and cultural pride. As a strategic partner in higher education, OSM creates social media strategies that allow professionals to connect with students, faculty, and alumni online while championing the institution’s programs and community. Together, we celebrate with our partners the legacy of educational excellence and inspire future generations of leaders.

Public Health: Advancing Equity and Wellness

In the public health field, Black Americans’ contributions have been instrumental in advancing equity and wellness for all. Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a pioneering scientist, played a pivotal role in developing the COVID-19 vaccine. Her groundbreaking research shows the importance of diversity in scientific inquiry and serves as a beacon of hope in the fight against global health crises. We amplify important health messaging at OSM, fostering care and advocacy online.

We’ve worked extensively within the public health sector, helping organizations connect with communities around crucial health issues via program awareness, clinical trial recruitment, and community outreach. Dr. Corbett’s achievements underscore the importance of diversity in scientific research and highlight the intersectionality of health and social justice. 

Government: Pioneering Leadership and Representation

Black leadership in government continues to shape American history and policy, driving progress and resilience in the face of adversity. Vice President Kamala Harris’ historic election symbolizes the ongoing fight for representation and equality within government institutions. At OSM, we work hand-in-hand with government agencies to educate, inform, and empower communities, embodying the spirit of inclusivity and representation for all communities.

Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As we honor the legacy of Black history, we reaffirm our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within these industries. At OSM, we strive to create spaces where all voices are heard and celebrated, fostering a culture of belonging and empowerment. Let’s continue to uplift the stories and achievements of Black trailblazers, ensuring a brighter and more equitable future for generations to come. Together, let’s celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion every day of the year.


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