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COVID 19

“What’s happening is black folks are getting infected more because they are exposed more, and once infected they’re dying more because they have their bodies — our bodies — have born the burden of chronic disinvestment (and) active neglect of the community, she said. “When I look at it is because of structural racism, which[…]

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Navigating COVID-19

Navigating COVID-19 Resources by Natasha Harrison I am  encouraged by the number of efforts to support individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses.  However, because of our capitalist normatives which does not reward cooperation and interdependence, organizations are putting out various lists of resources and failing to coordinate information.  Everyone is trying to be THE clearinghouse.   For[…]

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ALWAYS ON: 5 Steps to Finding “Balance” in the Midst of Increased Pandemic Related Responsibilities This is a beautiful opportunity for us to find our balance and harmony. Take a pause and listen while you learn. Neith Sankofa shares a meaningful message of stillness, harmony and centering. This information makes sense for now and the[…]

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spirituality in Black youth

Long before white missionaries came to the African continent to “civilize” African people, our ancestors were practicing a wide array of religions, spiritual practices, and traditional forms of worship. Our ancestors worshiped their own gods, goddesses, and their ancestors. And while many of our traditional religious practices were swept away on both sides of the[…]

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Thank you Change Philanthropy! Our CommunityBuild Ventures’ President & CEO, Natasha Harrison, recently attended the 2019 Change Unity Summit. In addition, CommunityBuild Ventures was a proud sponsor. While there she and the team learned strategies for utilizing power to advance philanthropic equity. Change-makers gathered in heart wrenching and progressive conversations. The collective energy was indicating[…]

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