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Post Status Excerpt (No. 56) — BlackPress: Bringing More Creators Into The WordPress Community

“Organizers running meetups wherever they may be — your first thought should be how I can make this inclusive for everyone?”

— Destiny Fox Kanno

In this conversation for Post Status Excerpt, David is joined by Destiny Fox, Niesha Sweet, and Allie Nimmons to talk about BlackPress. BlackPress exists “to bring more creators of Black African descent into the WordPress Community” and to provide this part of the community with a network for support and learning. Find out how BlackPress got started and how the WordPress community (from meetup organizers to businesses) can help their cause.

Why This Matters: It’s important in the WordPress community that we make sure all kinds of people feel welcome and can contribute. By supporting and learning how BlackPress strengthens the community, we can apply that knowledge in our own way and do the same.

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