Erica L. Blake

This video displays the foundation of who I am. I have been surrounded by love and support since I can remember. This has made my desire to give back an easy decision for my lifestyle. The projects I have started and the organizations I belong to are instrumental pieces in my happiness.

I am happy to share this piece of my life with you as you get an idea of who I am and why I do what I do. As you scroll through my site, know that God, community, uplift, mentorship, and love are my roots. Advocacy through storytelling, photography and writing are my outlets. I hope that you enjoy.

Black At PWI


This project is very important to me as someone who has attended both a Primarily White Institution and a Historically Black College & University. When this project began in 2018, I was working at an institution who’s faculty/staff did not reflect the student body it served. I am now working at another institution and this project continues to be essential.

Why pay for an institution that is not going to mold you personally, culturally and professionally all at the same time?

Take this journey with me as I get raw insight through dialogue about experiences at Primarily White Institutions. These interviews are sprinkled with advice, love, frustrations, confusion, and determination.

Full stories can be found at Black.PWI on Instagram


Black at PWI Summit

On August 1, 2020 the first Black at PWI Summit was held virtually with 205 registrants. If you missed out on the summit or want to rewatch, videos are below. Thank you to all of the amazing individuals involved with this event. It surpassed my expectations and I can’t wait to organize the next one.

Yoga With Jaime

Student Panel

Faculty Panel

Staff Panel

Link Up