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BLAC is a movement that builds Black power by providing education and resources that uplift our communities.
Our social construct is racially, experientially, and economically diverse. That diversity creates a unique platform for dialogue and synergy around developing solutions with long term impact in Black communities.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors steer the direction and course of the organization by formal appointment.
Board of Advisors
The Board of Advisors advises the direction of the organization and organize strategic funding and expansion opportunities that impact the reach of the organization’s sector initiatives.
Commission members commit to partner with one or more of the sector initiatives to research and develop policies that protect and enrich the will of the Coalition in African-American communities nationally.
BLAC apprentices support the Board and the Commissions administratively, while being facilitated through a leadership development program that readies them for effective community service in their respective futures.
Allies are advocates of the work and support the BLAC Coalition in their individual activism, organizing, and/or fundraising support.
The strength of BLAC’s organizing potential is in the commissions of leaders involved in the conversation. We center a diverse group of individuals around sector initiatives that African American life consistently intersects. Our commissions develop the research and the policies that uplift Black communities in ways that can be tangibly realized.
1) Adequately research and understand the distribution of resources in our states and cities.
2) Catalog them in ways that are useful to the African American citizens’ benefit.
3) Measure the distribution of resources for effectiveness and improvement.
4) Sharing the information pertaining to these community resources with African American populations.
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.
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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