Black History Month

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15 Jan: Best Buy, Popsockets partner to bring teens’ designs to store shelves

For the first time, teens from Best Buy’s community programs will see products they designed on store shelves thanks to a partnership between Best Buy and PopSockets.

Four up-and-coming artists from Best Buy’s Teen Tech Center network were paired with designers at PopSockets who served as mentors throughout the process. The students created their own PopGrips, small, round attachments that connect to the backs of phones and tablets to help users hold and prop up their devices.

The teen-designed PopGrips will be sold as a part of Best Buy’s Black History Month campaign.

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15 Jan: Best Buy, PopSockets partner to bring teens' designs to store shelves

For the first time, teens from Best Buy’s community programs will see products they designed on store shelves thanks to a partnership between Best Buy and PopSockets.

Four up-and-coming artists from Best Buy’s Teen Tech Center network were paired with designers at PopSockets who served as mentors throughout the process. The students created their own PopGrips, small, round attachments that connect to the backs of phones and tablets to help users hold and prop up their devices.

The teen-designed PopGrips will be sold as a part of Best Buy’s Black History Month campaign.

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15 Jan: Best Buy's 'More of this' campaign aims to drive change

While technology can do a lot for the world, it’s the people who make all the difference. Yet, for too long, some people have been left out of opportunities, jobs, equity and expression simply because of who they are.

At Best Buy, we believe technology can help give more people a voice. It can level the playing field and take creativity to new heights.

That’s the inspiration behind our new “More of this” marketing campaign, which kicks off this month. Focused on supporting inclusion and diversity, the mantra refers to giving more access, representation and recognition to more people.

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15 Jan: These Black Leaders Are Helping Best Buy Thrive

Black History Month is a time to reflect on the significant contributions and achievements Black Americans have made — and continue to make — to our country, our communities and our company.

At Best Buy, we know that diversity matters year-round. That’s why we aim to build teams that reflect our communities across all parts of our business, including our stores, distribution centers and the corporate office. And we’re committed to doing better.

This month, we’re highlighting three dynamic Black leaders who are helping drive Best Buy forward.

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11 Feb: Buy a phone case, get a lesson in black history for free

Michael Pratt is an entrepreneur with a brain for business and a heart for history.

“I’ve spent time learning all of who I am and where I’ve come from” Michael said. “I take extreme pride in my background because I have knowledge of self, and that’s given me the confidence to take risks that have led to the successes I’ve enjoyed so far.”

Michael’s latest success comes from his new company, Pivet, which introduces different and sometimes never-before-seen tech products to store shelves.

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07 Feb: Building a culture of mentorship

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black people in America, past and present. This February, Best Buy is proud to highlight the central role its black employees, leaders and vendors play in writing the next chapter of the company, our communities and the tech industry.

Picture a summer afternoon in a park in Pittsburgh. Teens are playing basketball and baseball, hanging out on the grass and chatting. A young man is selling hotdogs to the crowd. Suddenly, there’s a buzz overhead.

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02 Feb: Blue Shirts share their motivation to show up and smile

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black people in America, past and present. This February, Best Buy is proud to highlight the central role its black employees, leaders and vendors play in writing the next chapter of the company, our communities and the tech industry.

Walk into the Best Buy store in Maple Grove, Minnesota, and there’s a good chance you’ll encounter the bright smiles of Kalif Ahmed and Amir Mussa – first-generation Americans, cousins and co-workers.

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02 Feb: Best Buy, black leaders working to improve promotion, recruitment

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black people in America, past and present. This February, Best Buy is proud to highlight the central role its black employees, leaders and vendors play in writing the next chapter of the company, our communities and the tech industry.

Diversity and inclusion is not just a trendy corporate buzzword. At Best Buy, it is an intentional journey the company has committed to at all levels, from our corporate campus to local stores and distribution centers.

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08 Feb: Black History Month: Leaders make a difference at Best Buy, in tech industry

At Best Buy, we’re committed to embracing diversity and building a company that reflects our customers and the communities in which we serve.

In that spirit, we’re highlighting four black business leaders during Black History Month.

Here are their stories. 

Hal Reynolds: Leading in the store

When Hal Reynolds first came to Minnesota to stay with his uncle as a teenager, he had never heard of Best Buy. The company hadn’t yet expanded near his hometown of Niagara Falls, New York.

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18 Feb: Black History Month Breakfast at Best Buy

In honor of Black History Month, Rosalind Chevreuil hosted a breakfast that encouraged meaningful conversation on the topic of diversity and inclusion at Best Buy.

This was a unique opportunity for the Retail Regional Vice Presidents, field leaders and Black Employee Resource Group members and other employees from across the company to learn more about each other’s roles at Best Buy and to talk about diversity and inclusion and the role it plays in our business.