At Optimum, we celebrate diversity and promote representation and cultural understanding as part of our contributions to advancing a more equal society. This Black History Month, we are proud to support Black-owned businesses and invest in resources that will help our community members better understand issues of social justice, racial equity and the Black experience in America.

Celebrating Black History Month

  • Learn more about Black history

    The Black History Month Challenge provides a fun and interactive way to explore some of the lesser-known stories about the Black experience in the U.S. and celebrates some of their remarkable accomplishments.

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  • Coalition to Back Black Businesses

    All businesses should have an equal opportunity to thrive, but COVID19 has hit the Black community especially hard. We’re proud to be part of the Coalition to Back Black Businesses—a multi-year initiative to support Black small business in their recovery.

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  • Honoring Black Entrepreneurs

    This Black History Month we are honoring the achievements of Black entrepreneurs and supporting their role in continuing to shape the U.S. business landscape.

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  • Black-Owned Business Digital toolkit

    Optimum Business has published a digital toolkit to help Black-owned SMBs continue to shape the U.S. business landscape. Whether looking to promote small business or gain a few tips from industry experts the free toolkit has resources that can help.

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  • What to Watch

    Throughout the month, our network partners, including News12, Cheddar, BET, Bravo and NBC will recognize and celebrate the influence African Americans have had by airing a variety of special shows.

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  • Black influence on STEM

    We're proud to have collaborated with our network partners to celebrate the influence Blacks have had on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We invite teachers and students to explore our curated list of resources to learn more about African American Innovators and their influence on modern science and technology.

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  • #HeyNeighbor

    This Black History Month, we’re sharing the stories of some of our customers we’ve helped through our partnership with The Coalition to Back Black Businesses grant program.

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  • Supporting local schools

    In partnership with Donors Choose, we will be donating $10,000 to fund Black History Month classroom projects in schools throughout our footprint.

 
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