As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. For the past two years for Black History Month, I started an online series called 28 Days Diversity where I would feature someone new everyday during the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. Even though it’s black history month, the goal for 28 Days of Diversity is to feature not just African-Americans but other minorities in the web/tech space. Also note that 28 Days of Diversity is not a popularity contest or an influencer list but a list of thought leaders in the social web sector, including entrepreneurs, bloggers, conference organizers, IT professionals and friends not ranked in any particular order who I have either met in person or followed online. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph.
For 2012 I wanted to not just feature individuals but also ask a question to where each featured person could share their passion with others. For 29 Days of Diversity 2012 each post/person will answer the question “What motivates you to become successful?”
For the next 29 days since 2012 is a leap, come back to visit SocialWayne.com/tag/28daysofdiversity and/or 28daysofdiversity.com to see who’s on the list. For day 11, I would like to introduce to some and present to others:
Anthony Frasier a native of Newark, NJ is the co-founder of mobile startup Playd and the award winning gaming site TheKoalition.com. Anthony was also profiled on Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley as being one of 8 minorities diversifying the tech scene. Upon returning to Newark, Anthony has started BrickCity Tech, a group dedicated to developing a tech scene in his hometown. In 2012 Anthony was listed on NBC The Grio’s 100: Making History Today list for his acclaimed work.
What motivates you to become successful?
What motivates me most is my family, and the thought of me being able to take care of them one day the way they have taken care of me. Secondly is people with a passion for what they do. No matter if its business, sports, art, anything. If I see someone achieving their dreams and changing their lives doing what they love, it energizes me to get that same high they have.
You can follow the status of 29 Days of Diversity 2012 on http://28daysofdiversity.com, http://socialwayne.com/category/28-days-of-diversity/ and syndicated on BlackWeb 2.0.