#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
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Courtesy of The Simple Dollar, here’s a list of 19 black-owned banks, and how to support them. Supporting Black-owned financial institutions can assist with community development lending, supporting minority businesses and nonprofits, offering financial literacy workshops for community members, and providing financial aid to underserved Black communities.
Courtesy of the L.A. Times, here’s a list of more than 85 black-owned food businesses in L.A.
In 1914, the Los Angeles Branch of the NAACP was formed in the home of Drs. John and Vada Somerville, both graduates of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and active leaders in the affairs of the black community.
This is a growing collection of Black-owned businesses in greater Los Angeles. Please reach out to the business directly to make sure they are currently open during COVID-19 closures. If they're not, we encourage you to ask them how you can still support them while their doors are closed.
This group, founded in 2015, is dedicated to police reform and works with a 10-point plan aimed at reducing violence. It's always been an important cause but feels especially urgent now.
Broadway For Black Lives Matter is returning was a three-part forum for the Broadway community to heal, listen, and hold itself accountable to its history of white supremacy while moving towards becoming an anti-racist and equitable space.
Color of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.
This call to action is just the beginning. It was the latest manifestations of police brutality that galvanized Black Theatre United into being. With roots reaching into all 50 of the United States this coalition can harness invaluable political scope and influence. To elevate a cause or to overturn policies that target black people in any one state or community, the group will draw on members with local connections to use their visibility and influence for good in theater and on the national stage.
National CARES Mentoring Movement is a pioneering community-galvanizing movement dedicated to alleviating intergenerational poverty among African Americans. It offers Black children in low-income families and unstable communities the social, emotional and academic supports they need to unleash their potential and graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college or vocational-training programs and 21st-century careers.
“Racism is a public health crisis,” according to a May 2020 statement from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This means that racism — whether unintentional, unconsciously, or concealed — has affected Black Americans’ access to equal and “culturally competent” health care.