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Nike BHM. Black History Month
Nike BHM. Black History Month

Watch Us Rise

BHM ’20 represents a new vanguard of leaders making moves toward the future they believe in—
individual moments adding up to something greater and connecting us in pursuit of our goals.

BHM’s New Vanguard of Leaders

Nike BHM. Black History Month

Nigel Sylvester
Ingrid Silva
Scottie Beam
Jasmine Nesi


BHM In NYC

A new version for the future requires a city with new creative ethos — featuring Nigel Sylvester, Ingrid Silva, Scottie Beam and Jasmine Nesi.


I want to see my people win. I want us
to feel good about ourselves and our ambitions. I want us to identify the things that we want to accomplish and then take the necessary actions needed to reach those goals. The most important part is the “we”: being together, being a team, and being a squad that’s always here for one another.”

Nigel Sylvester,
Professional BMX Rider

Nike BHM. Black History Month

Shani Crowe
McKinley Nelson


BHM Leaders In Chicago

By defining a collective legacy and finding personal truth, Chi-Town thrives—thanks to leaders like Shani Crowe and McKinley Nelson.


Sport is a language that people all over the
world speak. Communicating through sport
has broken down some barriers for me.”

McKinley Nelson,
Founder of Project sWish

BHM’s New Vanguard of Leaders

Nike BHM. Black History Month

Nigel Sylvester
Ingrid Silva
Scottie Beam
Jasmine Nesi



BHM In NYC

A new version for the future requires a city with new
creative ethos — featuring Nigel Sylvester, Ingrid
Silva, Scottie Beam and Jasmine Nesi.



I want to see my people win. I want us
to feel good about ourselves and our
ambitions. I want us to identify the things
that we want to accomplish and then
take the necessary actions needed to
reach those goals. The most important
part is the “we”: being together, being a
team, and being a squad that’s always
here for one another.”

Nigel Sylvester,
Professional BMX Rider

Nike BHM. Black History Month

Shani Crowe
McKinley Nelson


BHM Leaders In Chicago

By defining a collective legacy and finding personal truth, Chi-Town thrives—thanks to leaders like Shani Crowe and McKinley Nelson.


Sport is a language that people all over the
world speak. Communicating through sport
has broken down some barriers for me.”

McKinley Nelson,
Founder of Project sWish

Nike BHM. Black History Month

Alrick "Butta" Augustine
Amanda Gorman


BHM In LA

Uniting communities and building a foundation for the next generation in LA is the goal of leaders like Amanda Gorman and Alrick “Butta” Augustine.


We might look different. Our blackness might show itself both phenotypically
 and culturally in a wide myriad of ways, but there's a certain commonality in what we’re willing to fight for.”

Amanda Gorman,
Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States




BHM Leaders In LA

Uniting communities and building a foundation for the
next generation in LA is the goal of leaders like
Amanda Gorman and Alrick “Butta” Augustine.



We might look different. Our blackness
might show itself both phenotypically

and culturally in a wide myriad of ways,
but there's a certain commonality in
what we’re willing to fight for.”

Amanda Gorman,
Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States

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Alrick "Butta" Augustine
Amanda Gorman

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We come together with our
Dreams, daring and devotion.
As athletes leaping in motion
And artists launching a moment,
We are advocates leading
This black history movement.

We are the new generation,
Watch us rise. We recognize
Legacy as opportunity,
Leadership as our duty.

We climb as a community,
Celebrating our history and creating
The future in our own reflection.

Each of us is a thread,
A connection,
Heading together in a single direction.

We step forward. We go all in.
We know becoming the best
Means raising up all the rest,
Because victory doesn’t begin
Until We All Win.

Amanda Gorman
Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States

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Common Thread Series Films

Stories of athletes who are defining
a collective legacy.

Nike BHM. Black History Month

Leveraging the power of sport as a unifying force, Nike is helping kids reach their greatest potential by creating an equal playing field
through community investment. For Black History Month, Nike is recognizing 20 U.S.-based nonprofits that offer play and sport
programs, and support education and career development, with a total of $500,000 in grants.

Nike BHM. Black History Month


Leveraging the power of sport as a unifying force, Nike is helping kids reach their greatest potential by creating an equal playing field through community investment. For Black History Month, Nike is recognizing 20 U.S.-based nonprofits that offer play and sport programs, and support education and career development, with a total of $500,000 in grants.