Embracing Black Experiences

We want to do more and do better for our Black friends, colleagues and community members. Black experiences, in all their diversity, are at the heart of our drive for positive, sustainable change.

We're listening, learning—and taking action

When it comes to building a better, more inclusive future, we're learning from the best. That's why we're proud to highlight Black-led organizations like No Grease! Barbershop as they elevate people and communities across the country. Because we know that people—those at the heart of these communities—are often the greatest makers of change.

See how stories like the Johnson twins' inspire us in our commitment to promote change.

Putting words into action

  • Tamar Huggins and her daughter are bringing a Black perspective to generative AI with Spark Plug, an educational tool aimed at Gen-Z students and trained on historic Black authors and activists. See why TD is proud to help fund this project with inclusivity at its core. 

  • Brennah's appetite for entrepreneurship turned her college meal-prep side hustle into LesbiVeggies, a restaurant that nourishes her neighbors and caters to the whole community. See how working with TD is helping her small business think big. 

  • Inspiring excellence in the classroom—and beyond

    Every day, Historically Black Colleges and Universities set the stage for students like Damaal and Traquel. Meet two of TD's newest interns and see firsthand why we continue to support—and recruit from—HBCUs across the country.

  • What started as a single print publication has since evolved into something far greater. See how BleuLife founder and CEO DéVon Johnson uses his company's various platforms to bring a reflection of himself, and his community, into the spotlight.

  • Nourishing neighbors in Harlem, NY

    Veganhood founders and TD customers Janine and Lanise are always catering to their Harlem community. Watch how this innovative duo found a recipe for success with help from local TD store manager Natalie.

  • When small businesses thrive, the communities around them thrive, too. Based in NYC, Ascendus is a non-profit that supports minority entrepreneurs financially—and offers education and guidance for lasting success.

  • As part of their mission to serve the underserved, Urban League of Broward County is tackling policy reform to support the Black community in Florida. Learn more about the TD Ready Challenge grant recipient and their inspiring CEO, Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh.

  • Our colleague Marcus Gonzales has made giving back to his community a regular part of life—and now it's part of his job, too. Learn more about his career path and the inspiring work he's doing in his new role as Community Business Development Officer.

Creating a space to thrive

We put our all into supporting our colleagues' careers—and it shows.

Support in the workplace and beyond