the power of narrative and how to wield it to achieve desired outcomes

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. This is called “Asset-Framing”.


priorities for the Black community with renowned Black innovators and influencers

Dive in deep with Black leaders from media, government, community and more about the matters important to our progress.


on a comprehensive Black Agenda that will be revealed nationally February 2020

Work with other Black leaders in Think Tank setting to devise an asset-based Black Agenda and strategy. A position paper based on our revelations will be drafted after the conference and put into play.


in a unique Black leadership enrichment experience like none other

Unity. Love. Power.

When brilliant minds come together to envision our future, you can expect great things. We are calling on Black leaders from all sectors of society to collaborate on the Next Narrative for Black America - one where we define ourselves by our aspirations rather than our challenges. In doing so, we achieve greater gains for our community.

Agenda Highlights

October 24
BMe Fellows Only Convening
Opening Reception

October 25
Asset-Framing for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Philosophical Roots of Cultural Difference
Black Leadership Panel Discussion
Next Narrative for Black America Think Tank

October 26
Next Steps for the Next Narrative
Resource Polling
Closing Circles (Tentative end by 2pm)

Full agenda descriptions available soon. Schedule subject to change. This conference is by invitation only. A password and code is required to access registration. We recommend arrival the evening of October 23rd. Attendees should plan their return flights October 26th, 5pm and beyond to ensure timely transit to airport.


Host Hotel

The Next Narrative for Black America conference will convene at the Embassy Suites, a beautiful historic property located in the heart of Downtown Louisville next to the Fourth St. Live! Entertainment district, less than 5 blocks away from attractions such as the Muhammad Ali Center. Accommodations include free cook-to-order breakfast and a daily complimentary cocktail hour. Attendees are extended a special rate of $159/night when book within the conference room block. Click below to book online or call 502-813-3800. Be sure to reference the group code "BMe" for the room block. Book by September 26th to guarantee the rate and availability.
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