The Black Voices for Black Justice Fund DMV Plans to Invest $300,000 in Local Community Activists
The Black Voices for Black Justice Fund DMV has announced in a press release the formation of the Black Justice Fellowship, in partnership with the D.C.-based nonprofit GOODProjects.
Ten Black leaders who represent the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia area will be selected to receive monetary and meaningful support to assist with their activism. Each fellow will receive a personal grant of $30,000 to support their living expenses for a year. The nominations for the first cohort are now open and can be submitted via an online form at www.blackjusticefellows.org.
The initiative is being led by visionary committee leaders Angela Rye, Linda Wilson, Tonia Wellons, Cherrelle Swain, and Darius Baxter.
“Black leaders have been actively working for years to create a more just America, yet too many are underestimated, underfunded, and underrepresented,” says fund co-chair Baxter in a written statement. “We declare the success of Black leaders will not be determined by how much they can fundraise or their proximity to whiteness.”
Source: Black Enterprise