Visions Blu is a 501(c)3 organization, focused on influencing content creation and changing the pervasive negative narrative of minority communities. We are dedicated to narrating stories, empowering individuals and connecting communities through media. Our mission is to increase the spotlight on content creating tools and content creators, ultimately fostering a broader perspective of minority communities and transitioning individuals from content consumers to content producers.
Research shows that media targeted specifically toward African Americans and Hispanic populations are limited. The small number of visual media images that are seen on cable, online and television outlets regarding these demographic audiences are usually negative. However, research also shows increasing interest in online video media, social media and entrepreneurship. Karon Hamlet started Visions Blu Institute because of the interests in the industry expressed to her while she was working in the industry, as well as her desire to assist others with learning more about the business of the industry. Visions Blu began with film symposiums, and networking events, then grew to include youth digital media programming. Our work has affected those aged 9-59. Join us in continuing our efforts.