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Environmental Racism. Small Towns. Huge Pollution

Environmental racism and Braddock, PA’s toxic footprint is emblematic of what it means to suffer environmental injustice in America. Nobody invested in the community’s future can afford to ignore it. Now, more than ever, residents must not just depend on documentaries, folklore, photography or stories about the situation. They must hold their elected officials accountable […]

Community Agenda: Empowering Solutions for Survival

Community Agenda development is critical to the survival of America’s vanishing Black communities. Building consensus, support and “critical mass” for a community agenda is like getting ketchup to flow from the container. The Braddock Inclusion Project is developing the frame work for an agenda to present to the larger community in a sustained effort to […]

Facebook “Spot Lights” Braddock Inclusion Project

Facebook, amid recent troubles, has begun a 30-stop U.S. tour to educate small business owners on how to use their product. The event, called “Community Boost”, will include IRL training on how to get started or further take advantage of digital tools like Facebook. Before the Aug 9-10 Pittsburgh event, Facebook evaluated, researched and chose […]

Black Life Redlining. America’s Continuing Crime Against Humanity

Black life redlining is woven into American culture. And now, here in 2018, for Black Americans it means America’s dominate structures are shutting and pad locking the door. The dog whistles are being sent out everyday from the highest office in the land, signaling that the End game is near. Although Black life redlining, discrimination […]

Black leadership in transition.

Black leadership must evolve. How much longer will the residents of America’s vanishing Black communities tolerate ineffective, subservient, noncommitted Black leadership? How much longer can they continue to not hold their current leaders accountable for the horrific conditions that they must endure day in and day out? The comprehensive answer includes other complex variables such […]

Black voter turnout is essential for radical economic and social change

Black voter power must be collectively harnessed and nurtured  at this very moment in time. It is no secret by now that the access to vital economic resources, massive cash amounts being hoarded by the privileged and elite, are essential to the liberation of Black America. But to have a fighting chance Black voter turnout […]

Foundation redlining: Braddock Inclusion Project receives first grant

America has long resisted grappling with its history of slavery, legacy of anti-Black racism, and with the impact they’ve had on the Black community. Foundation redlining and Bias against Black-led organizations and individuals has fed a false narrative about their effectiveness and worthiness for investment. There’s a long history of philanthropic neglect and under-investment in […]

Collective trauma of Black pain and death is generational in America

The déjà vu of Black pain, trauma and death is a generational experience in America. Black Americans are stuck in a loop of violence, economic exclusion, oppression and injustice. Black Americans exist and somehow survive  in a constant state of trauma and distress. They are forever aware of their  close proximity to violent death , ordinary […]

Radical Change: Empowering Black America to reinvent itself, no strings attached.

Generation after generation of useless federal, state, and local policies has quarantined Black Americans in poor isolated slums. The call for “Hope” must now give way to demands of Radical Change. There is no denying that government—federal, state, and local—have intentionally employed explicitly racial laws, policies, and regulations to ensure that Black Americans would live […]

Reinventing Black Leadership Starts in the Community

We’ve got the wrong people speaking for us and the wrong motives driving their efforts. The simple fact is, if we want to be a serious people, we need serious leaders. A people and their community is often judged by the quality of its leadership. Reinventing Black leadership and the vision for redeveloping Black America is […]