BLAC Coalition Commissions
Agriculture and Health Commission
The agriculture, health, and fitness coalition strives to empower black communities to make healthy decisions in the areas of food consumption and wellness. The disconnect that is exhibited in underrepresented communities of color has led to generations of unhealthy decision making, resulting from a lack of advocacy and exposure. By increasing agricultural and wellness literacy, we seek to bring awareness to the benefits and myths of healthy eating, the food and fiber production system, the importance of exercise, and the interconnectedness of these aspects for healthy living.
Economic Empowerment Commission
BLAC’s Economic Empowerment Commission is comprised of business owners, professionals, and everyday people. This unique blend of diversity informs the group’s robust discussions, research, and policy creation for the economic well-being of the African American community. Our ultimate goal is to engage the general public on black economic issues and policy through various mediums, persuading them to bring these issues to the forefront. The Commission is tasked with preparing policy recommendations as it pertains to the economic empowerment of black people in America.
You do not have to be politically inclined or a policy buff to join this commission. However, you must be solutions driven in order to contribute effectively.
Faith Communities Commission
Faith has long been a central undercurrent to the black justice movements in America. The African-American Church’s earliest formation happened right in the throws of slavery. Modern-day faith centers continue to serve as pillars in the black community, and they are fundamental players in the organizational construct for civil rights. The Faith Commission works to partner with these faith communities to help realize the unfulfilled promises of a generation by brokering the inner-strength of a community’s religious power, wielding its greatest weapon – unity personified. We activate this reality of oneness by utilizing the power of strategic rhetoric, non-violence, and faith through demonstration. In doing so, the faith community will remain a vital, active power center for black cultural expression and activism for years to come.