The Build.Black. Coalition has launched an app to support and uplift Black businesses and entrepreneurs, while also supporting a justice and equity movement committed to building the social, economic and cultural vitality and influence of Black residents and communities — locally and nationally. With the Build.Black. app, consumers can easily find and support Black-owned businesses, artisans and entrepreneurs. App users also can post or find events, connect with groups to teach or learn about issues, post or search for jobs, and find resources on important topics such as health and training for entrepreneurs. Sacramento Black business owners are invited to register on the app, which is available at Google Play and the App Store. Check out the Build.Black. app video on Facebook and the redesigned Build.Black. web site!
Black Child Legacy Campaign partners shared program results with the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors earlier this month. The campaign’s mandate was to reduce preventable deaths of Black children under 18 by at least 10% by 2020. Five years later, the campaign has exceeded almost all expectations, leaders say. Access the article in The Sacramento Bee.
In 2018 and 2019, we had ZERO youth killed by gun violence in the city of Sacramento, but then COVID-19 hit us with new trauma, isolation and uncertainty. Black Child Legacy Campaign’s Healing the Hood strategy brings together partners working across seven local neighborhoods to build opportunity and prevent and interrupt violence. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, resources and services. #HEALINGTHEHOOD #STOPTHEVIOLENCE Read After String Of Violent Shootings This Weekend, Sacramento Community Leaders Call For Investment In Youth on the Capital Public Radio web site.
The Black Child Legacy Campaign and the Build.Black. Coalition joined community partners for a week of organized civic actions, culminating in neighborhood marches and a celebratory Juneteenth rally on June 19. Young people, advocates and community members joined to acknowledge the importance and history of Juneteenth and to call for reallocating police funding to invest in community. Watch a highlight video.
More than 29,000 vulnerable individuals in Sacramento received food between March 20 and June 2, thanks to the Black Child Legacy Campaign’s COVID-19 response efforts. Community Incubator Lead organizations in the campaign’s seven neighborhoods of focus served families through drive-by food pick-ups and drop-and-go deliveries. Partners included the Sacramento Food Bank, the City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Sierra Health Foundation, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, Donate4Sacramento, the Board of State and Community Corrections, and Sacramento Kings player Harrison Barnes and his wife Brittany. Watch the video!
Kindra Montgomery-Block, the Black Child Legacy Campaign lead and Associate Director for Community and Economic Development at Sierra Health Foundation and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, wrote this powerful essay for the Sacramento News & Review.
Black Child Legacy Campaign partners joined Black birth advocates across the nation to commemorate the third annual Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17. As part of this important week, Kindra Montgomery-Block, Associate Director of Community and Economic Development for Sierra Health Foundation and The Center, wrote Black Mothers and Our COVID-19 Legacy for online publication Medium. In the article, she highlights four actions Black mothers can take to come out of the pandemic stronger.