#BUILDBLACK #BUYBLACK #BANKBLACK
We seek not to replace white-capitalism with Black-capitalism, but to shake off the call to rampant consumerism and use our dollars intentionally to build Black community. When we are conscious about how we invest our resources, we can seed the services, programs, and institutions that feed our community. Rather than spending our dollars on meaningless items, let’s support Black-led, Black-serving organizations.
BUILD NEW TRADITIONS: Donate to Black-led-Black-serving organizations in the names of your loved ones as holiday gifts and request that they do the same for you. You can download #BlackXmas cards to spread the word.
Of course, if you choose to buy, #BuyBlack. Additional products and resources can be found at We Buy Black and on the app Official Black Wall Street.
Please consider donating to:
A New Way of Life (re-entry for formerly incarcerated women)
Africa Town Coalition (Self-determination for Black Los Angeles)
African American Cultural Center (Black cultural work and forums)
American Youth Soccer League – South Los Angeles (Black soccer league)
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (Black immigration)
Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles (fighting to end police and state-sanctioned violence and build Black power)
Black Women for Wellness (Black women’s health)
Black Worker Center (good jobs for Black people)
Downtown Crenshaw (stabilize Black communities)
Fernando Pullum Center (free youth performing arts classes)
Jenesse Center (domestic violence shelters and services)
Los Angeles Community Action Network – LACAN (organizing to end homelessness)
Pro Bono ASL (ASL translation and language justice)
The Reverence Project (trauma healing)
Social Justice Learning Institute (Black male youth leadership and education)
St. Elmo Village (residential Black artist community / free arts workshops and events)
Students Deserve (advocacy/organizing for Black children in public schools)
Watts Labor Community Action Committee (cultural and community development)