#BuildBlack

We’re Imagining a #VerifiedBlackOwned Lifestyle

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.

Consider donating 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.

Please patronize the black owned businesses:

Africa Town Coalition (Self Determination for Black Los Angeles) www.blaction.com/self-governance/Africa-town-coalition/

African American Cultural Center (Black cultural work and forums) www.africanamericanculturalcenter-la.org

American Youth Soccer League – South Los Angeles (Black soccer league) www.ayso1031.org

A New Way of Life (Reentry support services for formerly incarcerated women) http://www.anewwayoflife.org/

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (Black immigration justice) www.baji.org

Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles (working to end state-sanctioned violence) www.crowdrise.com/blmla

Black Women for Wellness (Black women’s health) www.bwwla.org

Black Worker Center (good jobs for Black people) www.lablackworkercenter.org

Crenshaw Subway Coalition (transportation and housing justice in Black communities) www.crenshawsubway.org

Fernando Pullum Center (free performing arts classes for children) www.pullumcenter.org

Initiate Justice (organizing incarcerated folks and their loved ones) https://www.initiatejustice.org

Jenesse Center (domestic violence intervention, housing and services) http://www.jenesse.org

Los Angeles Community Action Network – LACAN (homeless organizing) www.cangress.org

Media Done Responsibly (media education and push for positive media images) www.mediadoneresponsibly.org

Pro Bono ASL (culturally competent sign language interpretation) probonoasl.com

The Reverence Project (trauma healing) http://trproject.org

Social Justice Learning Institute (Black male youth leadership and education) www.sjli.org

Southern Christian Leadership Conference – Southern California (advocacy and service rooted in progressive Christianity as practiced by Dr. King) https://sclc-sc.org

St. Elmo Village (residential Black artist community; free arts workshops and events) www.stelmovillage.org

Watts Labor Community Action Committee (cultural and community development) www.wlcac.org


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