On July 28, 2012, the International Federation of Black Prides Board of Directors voted to re-brand and restructure the organization. The new name, Center for Black Equity (CBE), refocuses and elevates the deep commitment to our mission of achieving equality and justice for Black LGBT communities through expansive platforms focused on Health Equity, Economic Equity and Social Equity.
Earl Fowlkes, President & CEOThe Center for Black Equity
This branding shift also fosters a much-needed sense of urgency to increase the public’s understanding of the myriad challenges LGBT communities face daily. CBE believes that the new identity and expanded platform will facilitate the erosion of misconceptions and prejudices against members of the community and revitalize the public’s commitment to advocate collaboratively for immediate institutional changes in laws, policies, programs and resource availabilities that allow everyone, including Black LGBT people, to compete effectively in the marketplace.
CBE organizes and promotes a multinational network of Black Prides dedicated to: building solidarity; health and wellness; promoting unity; and ensuring the development of education, economic empowerment, and individual and collective work, responsibility and self-determination. As such CBE offers the Official Black Pride Calendar online and as a downloadable PDF. (Please note, 2018's calendar will be published in the days to come. Please check at centerforblackequity.com for publication).
The Center for Black Equity (CBE) is an institution committed to supporting leaders, institutions and programs for health, economic and social equity for LGBT people of African descent. They welcome visitors at centerforblackequity.com to learn more on how CBE is empowering the next generation to activate Black LGBT Pride.
|CBE President Earl Fowlkes and|
Congresswoman Elenor Holmes Norton
Their mission is to promote a multinational LGBT network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination.
The vision of CBE is build a global network of LGBT individuals, allies, community-based organizations and prides dedicated to achieving equality and social justice for Black LGBT communities through Health Equity, Economic Equity and Social Equity.
To lean more and to connect with the CBE, visit their website and follow them on social media.
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Written by Ingrid Galvez,
Chair, Diversity & Inclusion and Programming,
Organizational Development Consultant,
Strategic Remedy Group