The BACK Community LLC was established in 2020. During the civil unrest this world experienced after George Floyd’s murder, I decided to get active. I wanted to be a part of the solution our communities needed. I figured I could help by promoting positivity. The image in The BACK Community's logo is a silhouette of my own back and was a play on words to create Bringing All Communities Knowledge (BACK).
I decided to take a similar negative experience I had with law enforcement in 2006 and use that image as the backdrop for The BACK Community, LLC logo. It has now become a symbol of positivity and inspiration in the Community I love.
If you know me, you know I like to hold on to good ideas until I find the proper space for them to be brought to fruition. The concept behind The BACK Community was simple, use the power of story to inspire the residents of the Capital District Area.
Being at home during the COVID-19 global pandemic changed my original view of doing in-person interviews but it also gave me the opportunity to reach more people than I originally intended by using technology. Look how God works!
The BACK Community highlights the lives of individuals and organizations doing some positive things. Learning about other individuals from the Capital District Area that I interview in this project will help to bring a visualization of what people from here can do, have done and are doing to make our communities better.
- Tyrell Hughes,
Founder & Editor of The BACK Community, LLC -