WILL.I.AM Leads Black Wealth Creation Summit With AAMA

Published on February 3, 2023

Pre-Grammy Weekend Economic Development Summit Will Discuss Building 21st Century Cities for All

(Los Angeles, California & Washington, D.C.) – The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) and Focus Your Ideas (FYI), the ultimate productivity and collaboration platform for creatives founded by will.i.am, will host today a team of AAMA member-mayors from across the country during star-studded pre-Grammy weekend. Together, FYI and AAMA can amplify Black voices, transform how we work and create in our cities, and lead us into a collaborative future. Issue areas addressed at the summit include voting, STEAM education, affordable housing and homelessness, health equity, climate change, the creative economy, and philanthropy.

“Black Mayors are leading the largest cities in the country. Many are managing 10BN+ budgets and are essentially top CEOs. I look forward to collaborating with them on the next generation of technology to make sure everyone is included in the economy of the future,” said will.i.am.

“Local government is vital to creating a better quality of life for all Americans, and implementing forward-thinking tech is key to making this happen. Our discussion with will.i.am and the Focus Your Ideas team will provide mayors and their municipalities with the ideas, tools, and resources to create economic upward mobility for those who need it most,” said AAMA President and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr.

The Summit features four panels and will be attended by 200 highly curated guests including members of AAMA and Black celebrities in music, entertainment, technology, and venture capital. AAMA member-mayors participating include Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, and AAMA President and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr.


About FYI FYI is the ultimate productivity tool created by will.i.am and supported by some of the world’s leading technology companies to promote creative talent globally. FYI champions the belief that creativity is the currency of humankind. We challenge the world to realize its collective creative potential. Through our platform, FYI provides modern creatives the collaborative tools to communicate and amplify artistic visions and protects all data with the most advanced end-to-end encryption.