Our Expertise, at Your Service. Core Offerings
Communications + Marketing
We've created successful campaigns for poets, philanthropics, and others.
From the "30 Minute Fastbreak" to the "Ask AKILA" full session, our consultations are both pragmatic and inspirational.
Our writers specialize in servicing artists, cultural orgs, non-profits, and entertainment companies.
Established in 1997, our email, social media, and mobile marketing solutions are known as Put On BLAST! (aka POB!).
We've helped authors, filmmakers & non-profits raise nearly $300K for their artistic projects. We can help you too!
About the Founder
A nationally respected cultural arts advocate and communications executive, Silver established AKILA to honorably service the needs of progressive communities. Because of her work, she's been featured in The Washington Post, Ms., ESSENCE, EBONY, and on CNN. Her first book, Be a Father to Your Child: Real Talk from Black Men on Family, Love, and Fatherhood, was published to critical acclaim. Her second will focus on Black women (slated for 2022).
Can't Stop Won't Stop (YA Edition) Is Out Now!
Join the conversation. All ages are welcome! On Twitter, follow the hashtag #HipHopEd at the appointed time. Also follow #HipHopEd (@therealhiphoped), Jeff Chang (@zentronix), Davey D (@mrdaveyd), and our founder April R. Silver (@aprilRsilver).
And there's a quick pre-Twitter chat on Instagram at 8:15pm ET with #HipHopEd Founder and New York Times Best-Selling Author Chris Emdin (@chrisemdin).
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