Farrah Belizaire, Founder

Farrah Belizaire, a native of Brockton, MA, is a DEI advocate, event producer & the the vision behind Link Black Boston! The idea for this digital resource and online platform is really an evolution of many projects she has brought to life over the years. As a university administrator by day and a self-proclaimed “social architect” by night, she has served as a resource to countless Black millennials and career professionals over the years. In 2012, shortly after graduating from Boston University, her passion for community inspired her first passion project: LiteWork Events.

Since then, she has amassed over 8,000 followers and worked with numerous organizations to create social spaces for young professionals of color. As a way to keep folks engaged, she also created an informal group chat in the Summer of 2016, which has grown to nearly 4,000 users. Her experience curating these networks led to the realization that the community needed a more dedicated and consistent platform to highlight Black Boston’s social scene more widely, and one that is accessible! The Black professional community in Boston is sometimes depicted as fragmented, cliquey, or (even worse) invisible, and her goal is to help shift that narrative by amplifying the places and spaces that celebrate the culture. Through digital content and engagement, she hopes to further cultivate a sense of connectedness for Black professionals living in Boston, while continuing to be the “plug” for all things Black & social!

Ron Daniel, Social Calendar Manager

Ron is a native Bostonian who wants to see the local Black community thrive socially and professionally. He has a strong passion for community service, organizing and promoting events to help people “find their tribe” and keep them in the know of what’s happening in the Greater Boston area so they are not bored. Since 2019, he has managed the Young, Black and Social GroupMe chat, which currently has about 4k members. In the past, he has worked as a mentor with Big Brother Mass Bay and Hack Diversity Boston. Currently he works as a data analyst, helping low income, pregnant and elderly populations across the USA access affordable dental care. He also volunteers as an event organizer, curating events and professional development opportunities for the organization, Boston Young Black Professionals (YBP). Outside of work, you can find Ron going out to dance, traveling, and cooking.