BLAC is a movement that builds Black power by providing education and resources that uplift our communities.
What’s Our Why?
Our tool in the realization of Black human rights is not obtained through words and protest only. It must be wielded from the art of calculated strategy and compromise. This coalition will not be an organ of activism only. In practice, we also activate the second phase of mobilization – consistent negotiation. This kind of work is a long road approach. If done right, it will have significant outcomes at desired checkpoints for African American human rights in this country. We form a collective committee of determined thinkers, engaging the times with “organized thought and strategic negotiations.”
We are charged by the challenge of Dr. Martin Luther King in one of his final messages to America that, “…It is time for the negro middle class to rise up from its stool of indifference, to retreat from its flight into unreality, and to bring its full resources, its heart, its mind, and its checkbook, to the aid of its less fortunate brother and sister.” In this same address, Where Do We Go From Here, Dr. King noted the fact that, “White indifference continues to lock this undercover and sometimes blatant racism in play. With complicitness, apathy, and disinterest when the next logical steps are to be taken.” This is an interracial movement that depends solely on the solidarity of Black and white individuals, and the collaboration of other races, to ensure that a united front is sustained in the fight against racist limitation and bias.
Ways to Get Involved
Commission Members are those individuals that commit to partner with one or more of the sector initiatives to research and develop policies that will accomplish our goal of protecting and enriching the will of African American communities nationally.
Apprentices support the Board and the Commissions administratively, while also being facilitated through a leadership development program that will ready them for effective community service in their respective future.
Allies are advocates of the work, and support the cause in their activism, organizing, and fundraising. No official financial commitment is required to become an ally at this time.
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