TheFollowUp

Discover and support businesses acting for racial justice.

TheFollowUp is committed to positive change by recognizing companies taking action against racial injustice - and holding them accountable. Our newsletter includes updates to our database, accountability to the mission, one-on-one interviews, and more!
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What @edmundamoye @modernafflatus @michaeljnovotny and @kieranball doing with The Follow Up is simply amazing and inspiring πŸ”₯ Love how they are bringing their strengths together to solve some necessary problems. Keeping tech companies accountable is not a small feat but with the grit and passion they have I believe they will achieve it! It is absolutely my honor to hunt The Follow Up. Congratulations guys, you are truly making a difference πŸ™πŸ½
@5harath Thanks for all the support on this journey.
@edmundamoye @modernafflatus @kieranball @5harath I first want to say it was an honor to be asked by Edmund to collaborate on this project. It was a delight to work with you guys and an even more delight to see it come together. I want to also call out that @edmundamoye's original idea, leadership and hard work to do this was the guiding force in shipping this project. It was fantastic working with @modernafflatus and @kieranball who put forth major effort and are insanely talked Makers too. I've never shipped something with other Makers and I am so thankful for the chance to. The problem is it's a noisy world out there today. Our intentions are to positively call out those taking action. And to make it widely known so that it is easier to support and partner with organizations that do what they say they are doing. I hope that people see the heart and soul of this project reflects that of Edmund and the positive effect we hope to have. It's the doers in life that the universe responds to. And I hope that with this project it can help inspire more people and companies to make the change we want to see in the world. Cheers.
@edmundamoye @modernafflatus @kieranball @5harath @michaeljnovotny I'd like to echo Michael's words, it's been an honour to be involved with this project. The tragic death of George Floyd set in motion something powerful. Apart from the protests and social media posts, I've seen real change happening in institutions and companies. People have been empowered to speak up and speak out against racism. My friends have told me that difficult but necessary conversations are happening at their workplaces, people are being called out, resignations are being handed in, policies are being written. By making these changes at a company level rather than an individual level, it will impact not just the employees of the company, but also their families, suppliers, customers, competitors, and other stakeholders. This is huge. We've already seen numerous large corporations take a stand against racism. Think of the effect this has on their customers and employees. But for real change to happen, it's not enough to have this moment. It needs momentum. It needs continuity. That's why the The Follow Up is crucial. Our goal is to make inspire companies to take a stand, and to ensure they're held accountable to the promises they are making. "Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility." -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
@modernafflatus @kieranball @5harath @michaeljnovotny loved working with you all. This project told me more about your character and drive. You got a friend in me.
@kieranball love the quote. You're right on the money on the 2nd and 3rd order impacts.
This is amazing. I'm excited and impressed to see you guys taking action to make real change. Statements are one thing, action is another! And you guys are taking real steps to hold these companies accountable. You love to see it. Congrats on the launch!
@gill_works πŸ™πŸΎ. We enjoyed it all the way.
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Cheers @gill_works. Appreciate the kind words. Thank you for the initial call to action for all makers to come together to find solutions to these problems. What the community has responded with and will continue to do owes a kudos to your help and support so far!
Excellent work on the part of the makers @edmundamoye @modernafflatus @kieranball @5harath and @michaeljnovotny! Honored to know the people behind this and see them collaborate to drive real change through their work. It’s essential that we take this moment, this apex of spotlight on the inequality of racial injustice, and continue to build on its momentum in the fight for equality under the law and accountability of the state systemically, thoughtfully, and using every skill we have. Congratulations on the launch, y’all. Let’s keep the flywheel spinning.
@izuchukwuco πŸ™πŸΎfor the eloquent call for urgency. Looking forward to what you are working on. Congrats on the leap. Here if you ever need help.
Awesome job! Missed getting this into the No-Code Report, but it will be there next week. Keep it up!
@parkerthompson_ Lol. πŸ™πŸΎ. Your consistent work has created an invisible deadline - Friday by 6pm. πŸ˜‚
Such a great idea. Beyond the immediate value. This gives others inspiration. Thanks guys! "We have a couple more cool features on our roadmap." πŸ‘€
@dru_riley Love the feature suggestions you gave us.