Stacey Abrams just added another title ( I wish it was Governor of Georgia) to her resume.
Black Voices for Black Justice Fund (BVBJ), an innovative initiative that supports Black leaders on the front lines of the urgent movement to build a fair, equitable, and anti-racist America, today announced that the voting rights champion, politician and author has joined its leadership team. Abrams joins an esteemed group of national Black leaders who are amplifying and elevating the work of everyday heroes advancing racial justice in communities across America through educational equity, criminal justice reform, environmental justice and other efforts. Since the fund’s launch in 2020, 50 Black leaders across America have received BVBJ financial awards to use as they believe will make the biggest difference for racial justice.
I am honored to join BVBJ because it is leading by example. Unlike most philanthropic giving for racial justice, the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund puts Black leaders in the driver’s seat – with Black activists on the ground who understand how racism plays out in their community defining both the problem and the solutions. I’m excited to throw myself into BVBJ because I believe we will make more progress in advancing racial justice as a country if more of the philanthropic community would embrace this novel approach.
For more information, visit www.blackvoices.org.