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“A lot of schools want Black Male Educators, but they don’t want to deal with what comes with a Black Male Educator,” said @teachman91 on Instagram on January 5, 2021. After sending this video to a few fellow Black Male Educators (BMEs), they shared how this video resonated with them.   Ahmad, a K-5 teacher[...]

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BMESTalk is “a space and place to stretch your soul.” These words were spoken by J. Tristan Hall, a Black male Assistant Principal based in Philadelphia, during a BMESTalk Happy Hour last December. J. Tristan’s comments are an indicator that BMEsTalk is living up to its vision statement – to inspire Black Male Educators to[…]

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Racial equity must involve the most impacted in the creation and implementation of policies and practices. #CBV was encouraged by the inspiring models of grantmaking led by community members. They are challenging the narrative about who is really positioned to transform communities. We highlight the amazing work from: THRIVE Thomasville Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund[…]

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CBV is a growing cooperative of 12 active consultants that center the Akan Adinkra symbol, boa me na me mmoa wo, which means “Help me and let me help you.” It is a symbol of cooperation and interdependence. On May 4, 2020, #CBVCEO Natasha Harrison found herself in the ICU. The love and prayers of[…]

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In this video, Ayodele Harrison, Senior Partner of CBV and Director of BMEsTalk, shares his gratitude for his team of BMEsTalk CHAT moderators. Andre Daughty and Darryl Diggs, 2 of the 5 moderators, then describe how their experience as chat moderators have positively impacted them personally and professionally. What are you grateful for in 2020?

CommunityBuild Ventures is proclaiming December as the Month of Gratitude! Our practice of Brave Space Building uses gratitude as an important building block to help participants be their most authentic selves.  It invites hopefulness and opens the door to infinite possibilities. We are so grateful for what this year has taught us about resiliency, love[…]

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