The Los Angeles community experienced the first-ever ByBlack Bazaar by American Express, a pop-up holiday marketplace where consumers supported local and national Black-owned small businesses from December 11-12, 2021. The marketplace gave shoppers the opportunity to explore unique products from small businesses who are part of the ByBlack program, founded by the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) and presented by American Express.
SAN FRANCISCO, December 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced, in partnership with Nova Credit, that it has expanded credit access to people from Brazil, Dominican Republic, Kenya and Nigeria who have moved to the United States.
With Colleague Contributions and Global Match Program, Amex Campaign Results in $8.9 Million in Community Giving
In American Express’ annual Give2Gether campaign, more than 13,000 colleagues participated, pledging donations to their favorite non-profits and doubling their impact with the company’s Global Match Program. Give2Gether is the company’s traditional colleague-donation matching program that’s been supporting community organizations – and our Blue Box Value to support our communities - for decades.
NEW YORK, December 2, 2021 /3BL Media/-- American Express (NYSE:AXP) announced artistic collaborations with world-renowned artists Julie Mehretu and Kehinde Wiley to reimagine and create new designs of the iconic Consumer Platinum Card. The company will also provide $1 million in sponsorship to The Studio Museum in Harlem (the Studio Museum) to support its work as the nexus for artists of African descent, locally, nationally, and internationally. Early in their careers, both Mehretu and Wiley participated in the Studio Museum’s prestigious Artists-in-Residence (AIR) program.
The report outlines its progress toward its $1 Billion Action Plan to promote racial, ethnic and gender equity for its colleagues, customers and communities.
NEW YORK, November 17, 2021 /3BL Media/-- American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced the release of its inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) report, which documents the company’s progress on its DE&I commitments and initiatives as part of its $1 Billion DE&I Action Plan launched in October 2020.
NEW YORK, October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced the launch of “Backing International Small Restaurants”, a new grant program to support culturally-significant, independent restaurants owned by individuals from underrepresented groups in five major cities: London, Mexico City, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. American Express has committed US $500,000 to this program, which will be administered in partnership with the International Downtown Association (IDA) Foundation. This is the first grant the IDA Foundation has ever received.
Many of us have come to realize that racial equity requires much more than intentional conversations and thoughtful grants. These are important efforts and should not be discounted, but they are not panaceas. There is a moral imperative to address the disparities experienced by Black and Brown men and especially women in the US with action and systems change.