Building The Black Block

Releasing Black Beauty

Since the last cluster of publicized killings of black people about 5 years ago, there has been coordination between Black Lives Matter representatives  and local entrepreneurs to build a structure intended to make a difference for Black people in our region.  Since then, dollars have been used to build a hub, sort of a black version of a Chinatown or Little Italy. This hub would give our region, the northeast, an opportunity to see a fuller picture of black people as they share their rich cultural heritage and unique creativity that is the result of surviving centuries of oppression.  The hub is affectionately being called “The Black Block” and the hope is that it will be a model for more hubs across the country.

Align With Us Inc. is a black-owned non-profit committed to capturing and mirroring back the sounds, sights, and beauty of the community.  Core Collaboratives is a black-owned company committed to place-based expressions of local diversity in business and community life.  Together, these two entities look to create spaces in The Black Block that are equipped to give creatives the opportunity to express their views and experiences in the world through art, lyrics, theater, dance, writing and other creative expressions.

We want individuals to consider helping build something that protects and strengthens the black community rather than patches wounds readily inflicted. We are encouraged that incidents of late in our country have inspired many to take action to dismantle structures that have proven harmful to black people. Supporting the continued development of a black economic and cultural hub is an opportunity to build a structure that strengthens black communities and helps others who experience it to reconsider and construct new ideas and beliefs about who black people are.

Consider investing in “The Black Block” by supporting the work of Align With Us Inc. & Core Collaboratives by making a tax deductible donation to our campaign

Donations

  • Peggy Sah 
    • $500 
    • 1 mo
  • Lina Kim 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Steph Wong 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
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    • $100 
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Fundraising team (2)

Align With Us Inc SpaceNHV 
Organizer
Pawtucket, RI
Leslie Moore 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
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